We are looking to recruit a number of Care Crew bank staff to join Residential Services, Older People: Ireland Lodge - Woodingdean; Craven Vale - Brighton; Wayfield Ave - Hove
Given the current Covid restrictions in place and government guidance successful applicants will only be able to work in one care setting at anytime so this role may not be suitable for people who are looking to supplement their income and keep an existing care job.
This is a real chance to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable people in these very challenging times. You'll be working with teams delivering support to people to meet their care needs and enhance their sense of well-being in the knowledge that you are contributing to keeping key services running safely and efficiently. You will receive support and supervision as part of your work, and have the option of working in varied settings.
The hourly salary is £10.01 plus enhancements for weekend, night and bank and with our external benefits provider you can get discounts with high street retailers such as Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Argos and Boots via our external benefits provider.
Closing date: 30 January 2022
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Wright, Assistant Operations Manager, 01273 295772
About the role
We aim to provide empowering care which supports service users to live fulfilling lives, maintaining / regaining life skills and independence. We are looking for people who are motivated to support service users in this way and who are comfortable supporting people with personal care, and have good communication skills to build positive relationships with service users, their families and other professionals.
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, and you feel you have the skills required, we would very much like to hear from you.
You will be very well supported in your role through supervision and training. Training covers a range of courses include manual handling, food hygiene, infection control and more specialised courses where appropriate.
We welcome applications from those with no prior experience in social care. Working as a Care Crew worker gives flexibility to work around you daily life. Shifts include earlies, lates, weekends and nights.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
Role working in a CQC Setting
Regulations now require all staff who undertake work within CQC registered care homes to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19, unless they satisfy one of the medical/legal exemptions. Being fully vaccinated or being medically/legally exempt will be a condition of your employment and you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical/legal exemption as part of the recruitment process for this role
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).