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Care Worker

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/16950
  • Published: Mon 27/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £19,698 plus weekend working and unsocial hours
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 6LA

Job introduction

Are you looking for a rewarding, varied role where each day can offer a fresh challenge?

Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career?

If so then we would like to hear from you.

We are currently recruiting for a full time 37 hours per week Care Worker, but will be happy to accept applications from candidates looking for part time work.

About the role

About us

At Preston Drove we provide 24 hour 7 day a week care and support for 5 adults who have a  learning disability. The service is a homely environment and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ specific needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence. 

Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” noting that family and carers were very happy with the staff team and the service that is provided to their family member.

About the role

You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at Preston Drove. The help you provide will be tailored to each individual’s needs and is designed to help them to maintain as much independence as possible.

The support you provide to the residents will involve:

  • supporting with intimate personal care where required 
  • enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming,  bowling, shopping etc.
  • help with cooking meals and general household cleaning tasks, laundry etc.
  • assisting with the administration of medication
  • using various communication tools to help residents express themselves
  • creating and maintaining relationships with family members, carers and friends

About you:

You don’t need any formal qualifications or previous care experience for this role as we will provide you with an in-depth induction programme where you will be well supported by your managers and colleagues. However, you will need to:

  • have a caring and flexible approach to your work
  • have good written and number skills
  • be able to work well as part of a team
  • be able to work on your own initiative and think quickly in a difficult situation

Working for us, we can offer you:

  • a generous salary, (£10.21 per hour)
  • time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday or time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am)
  • the opportunity to volunteer to work extra shifts
  • a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday up to 25 days a year
  • regular supervision meetings plus
  • a range of other staff benefits

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.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

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.

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

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/489/16950
  • Published: Mon 27/12/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £19,698 plus weekend working and unsocial hours
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 6LA

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