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Casual Support Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03743
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 10:13 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/12/2022, 10:13 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Casual Support Worker
  • Salary: £10.79 - £10.98 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

About Hammonds:

Hammonds is a residential care home providing personal care to 16 people who live with a learning disability and/or other health conditions. The service can support up to 20 people.

Hammonds accommodates 16 people across three separate buildings, each of which has separate adapted facilities. One of the buildings had four rooms catered for people who stay at the home for short breaks on a respite basis.

The principles and values of our offer is to provide high quality care and support, ensuring people who have learning disabilities and autism who supported by the team at Hammonds live a full life where they are at the centre of having choice and control over their everyday lives.

About The Job

Salary: £10.79 to £10.98 per hour
Working Pattern: Casual (shifts)
Location: Hammonds, Bognor Regis

Do you want to encourage and stimulate people to be more independent, engage with the community and maintain daily living skills?

Are you looking for a role that offers flexibility and support your work/life balance?

We're are looking for a passionate and high motivated Support Workers to join our dynamic and skilled team.

We are looking for a Support Worker who:

  • Provide active support and enable people in all aspects of their personal and physical care.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of people with learning disabilities, people with dementia and other cognitive impairments.
  • Engage people in wide range of activities of daily living (i.e.) arts, crafts, exercise
  • Supports people to be actively involved in their local community
  • Empowers people to live the life they choose
  • Have a good working knowledge of safeguarding and managing risks.
  • Listen to people and treat all with respect, kindness, and dignity.

If you would like to join our dynamic team, please take a look at the attached job description and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to be a Casual Support Worker!

Experience and Skills

Key Skills:

  1. Ability to interpret information, such as service complaints, and then redirect them to the appropriate person to provide quick and accurate resolution.
  2. Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to provide clear and concise advice and guidance to a range of people.
  3. Ability to deal appropriately with expressive behaviour from the people we support, and respond sensitively to their families and carers.
  4. Ability to build relationships with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  5. Ability to work as part of a team completing shared tasks in order to deliver a service to others.

Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills in order to record and document activities in the provider plans
  • Basic understanding of the needs of the customer and their rights as a individual.
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety practice, First Aid and Fire procedure, Manual Handling - Desirable
  • NVQ 2/Diploma in Care or equivalent qualification - Desirable
  • Demonstrable successful experience of working as part of a team.
  • Previous experience of working in a care setting and with people who have a disability or vulnerable customers - Desirable
  • Previous experience of running group activities - Desirable

Rewards and Benefits

As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • A range of flexible working options
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • A range of discounts giving our staff access to hundreds of offers with the opportunity to save over £1,000 (Including: Argos, Samsung, ASOS, B&Q and many more)
  • Car benefit scheme
  • A range of commuting and business travel discounts and initiatives

Further Information

How to apply:

upload your CV and complete the application explaining the skills and experience you can bring to the role ensuring that any gaps in employment are covered in your CV. Please ensure you have saved the job description attached to the main advert on our website as, once the job has closed, you may not have the opportunity to download again.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, 5 years referencing and a health check.

West Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer committed to promoting an environment that is inclusive and free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of its people. We actively welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and take every possible step to ensure that no individual will be disadvantaged.

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  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03743
  • Published: Thu 17/11/2022, 10:13 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 01/12/2022, 10:13 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours
  • Hours: Casual Support Worker
  • Salary: £10.79 - £10.98 per hour
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

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