Day Opportunity Service providing person-centred support for people over the age of 18. We support people who have a variety of care and support needs (people who have a learning and or physical disability, mental health needs, older people living with dementia, acquired brain injury).
The Day Opportunity Hub has a variety of areas supporting; -
- Accessible training kitchen
- Sensory suite
- Drama studio
- Art and Craft
- Relax and Remember
- Music, Dance, Fitness
- Computer suite
About The Job
Salary: £21,575 to £21,968 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Burnside Centre, Burgess Hill
Do you want to support people to grow in confidence and a desire to develop their ability to do the things they want to?
Burnside Centre are looking for a passionate and highly motivated Support Worker to join our dedicated Day Opportunities team.
We are looking for a Support Worker who:
- Supports people to be actively involved in their local community
- Empowers people to live the life they choose
- Support people to have the opportunities to learn, volunteer and obtain paid work
- Listen to people and treat all with respect, kindness and dignity
- Ensure people have opportunity to be involved in/Co-produce every aspect of their care and support
- Support people to maintain friendships/relationships important to them and to make new friendships/relationships
- Support people to maintain their health
If you would like to join our dynamic team, take a look at the attached job description and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to be a Support Worker here at Burnside Centre!
Experience and Skills
- A basic understanding of the needs of the people you will be supporting and their rights as an individual.
- You will understand individual situations and be able to identify basic practical solutions. Be kind, supportive, encouraging and non-judgemental whilst building on people's strengths that support people's goals. Sharing communication at the daily handover to ensure there is a continuity of care and to write daily records for the people you support.
- Able to communicate clearly with the people who use the service and participate in conversations with family members and paid/unpaid carers and professionals/ colleagues from time to time.
- The ability to adapt communication appropriately and use suitable tools where needed (e.g. basic Makaton), along with being aware of the sensitivities of language when working with a diverse range of people.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Adult Care Worker - Level 2 or equivalent is desirable. If you are new to care or have experience in care and do not have this qualification, there is a requirement for you to begin within the first 6 months of starting in role.
- Basic literacy and numeracy skills in order to record and document activities.
- Basic knowledge of Health and Safety practice, First Aid and Fire procedures, Moving and Handling of people is also desirable.
- Post holder will hold a UK full driving license - desirable but not essential.
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:
- 24 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
- Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
- 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
How to apply:
To apply, upload your CV and complete the application explaining the key skills listed on the Job Description 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.