“Support work is to encourage the person to be independent. It’s about recognising what their needs are and helping them to achieve their goals.” – Peter, Support Worker
About the role
Everybody has a story, could you be part of Edith’s?
Edith used to be a nurse and helped others in her life. But now, following a fall, Edith needs help to live independently at home again. Could you help Edith to regain her independence and her confidence? If you think you can, we will teach you the skills to help support Edith to remain at home during her recovery and how to encourage her to participate with her rehabilitation programme.
We’re looking for caring and passionate people who want to make a real difference to the lives of others, such as Edith’s.
You don’t need any experience; we will train you and there are lots of opportunities for development;
Are you ready to be part of someone’s story?
As a Support Worker, you will assist older adults who have had a spell of illness get back to independence in their own home. Working alongside other professionals, you may initially be providing some personal care, helping with therapy exercises, and giving emotional support to help clients regain the skills and confidence they need to manage these everyday tasks themselves.
We are looking for candidates who:
- are patient, kind and caring
- have a car and the ability to meet the travel requirements of the post
- have a commitment to helping others
There are permanent contracts available ranging from 16 to 36 hours per week. You will be required to work weekends and a combination of daytime and evening shifts.
Full-time staff receive 24 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays – this is pro-rata’d for part-time staff.
The salary is from £22,778 (£11.81 per hour) to £23,194 (£12.02 per hour) per annum pro-rata.
For an informal discussion about the role please contact Cheryl Smith, Deputy DPS Manager, on 07923 382086 or email Cheryl.Smith@eastsussex.gov.uk
As well as a competitive salary, we also offer a great range of staff benefits, including fantastic discounts and deals for many major brands and retailers.
This role is in the Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) team, a partnership between East Sussex County Council and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
The JCR team help people to:
- remain in their own home and maximise their independence
- avoid going into hospital unnecessarily
- become independent as soon as possible after a stay in hospital
You can find out more about working in Adult Social Care by visiting our recruitment pages
*** We are running a pilot trialling 36 hour contracts, these will be reviewed after 6 months and pilot may cease meaning contract reverts to 30 hours at this time***
If you are interested in applying for this pilot, please have an informal conversation with the hiring manager. Please note example pilot rota below.
Week 1 - Week total = 37hrs
Monday 7am – 11am then 6pm – 9.30pm = 7.5hrs
Tuesday 7am – 11am then 5.30pm – 9.30pm = 8hrs
Wednesday 7am – 11am then 6.30pm – 9pm = 6.5hrs
Thursday Day off
Friday Day off
Saturday 7am – 11am then 5pm – 10pm = 9hrs
Sunday 7am – 1pm = 6hrs
Week 2 - Week total = 35hrs
Monday 7am – 1pm – 6hrs
Tuesday 7am – 11am then 6pm – 9.30pm = 7.5hrs
Wednesday 7am – 1pm = 6hrs
Thursday 7am – 11am then 6pm – 9.30pm = 7.5
Friday 7am – 11am then 5pm – 9pm = 8hrs
Saturday Day Off
Sunday Day Off
Refer a friend
This role is eligible for the ESCC Refer a Friend scheme. This means that, if you have been recommended by your friend who is an ESCC employee to apply for this role, you need to state it in your application form. You could then be eligible for an incentive payment. Ask your ESCC friend about the scheme.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to http://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check. Please note that we require evidence of an overseas police check if you have lived or worked abroad.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.