Relief Support Worker
Hours of work: Variable per week
Working pattern: Variable
Interview date: To be arranged
For an informal discussion, please contact Valerie Marchant, Service Manager on 01323 464400.
About the role
Do you have the motivation and skills to support people with learning disabilities to live life to the full? Could you help someone to be independent and take part in the things they want to do? We're looking for people who can make a real difference to someone's life, attending to the small and personal details that really matter, each day, every day.
We are looking for relief support workers to cover for staff holidays, sickness usually with notice but sometimes at short notice for our services across East Sussex County.
These posts are particularly suitable for people who want to gain experience and training with plenty of flexibility - whether that's to study, fit in around family life, another job, returning to work after a break between jobs or just to get a 'foot in the door'. You may be asked to work on a pre-planned basis as well as covering for last minute absences within a service. It's entirely up to you whether you accept shifts.
We welcome applications from students 18+ years, people with life skills or with social care experience. You must be a good communicator, have the ability to work on your own sometimes in the Community and be able to interact positively and sensitively with people.
If you have the right values we can help you train to learn new skills.
Change your world and theirs
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.
If you require any reasonable adjustments, due to disability, to enable you to participate fully in the process please contact the hiring manager on the contact details above.
Reasonable adjustments include things like an offline application form. If you would like to discuss your requirements further, please get in touch.
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.