About The Glebelands Day Centre:
The Hub promotes independence and well-being, supporting people to remain independent. The people who attend the hub can be on a time-limited programme to build their independent living skills or develop new interests and hobbies. Other people, with more complex needs, attend to retain independence, reduce isolation and loneliness, provide carer respite, and learn new skills, in a safe environment.
About The Job
Salary: £23,194 to £24,496 per annum
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week) Shifts Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 17:00
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Glebelands, Shoreham By Sea
Are you a leader who can direct, guide, and inspire?
We're looking for a Senior Support Worker join our vibrant and dynamic team!
As a Senior Support Worker, you will:
- Be a part of a supportive team where the key aims to support people to achieve their individual goals and promote independence.
- Listen to people and treat all with respect, kindness and dignity.
- Lead by example and give daily support, advice and guidance to support workers and volunteers to ensure a focus on inclusion, person centred practices and building on people's strengths
- Provide activities and lead on community-based group activities.
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 Senior Support Worker!
Experience and Skills
- A good understanding of the needs of the people you will be supporting and their rights as an individual.
- You will be able to understand individual situations and be able to identify, develop and apply practical solutions. You will be encouraging and non-judgemental whilst building on people's strengths that support people's goals.
- You will be able to offer guidance and instruction to staff and volunteers to deliver clear expectations about practice and behaviours, contributing to a person-centred working culture. This includes acting as a mentor to improve and develop daily practice (e.g. moving and handling, medication, personal care, supporting mobility, communication techniques, supporting eating and drinking, running activities, etc.).
- Be able to communicate clearly with the people accessing the service and participate in basic conversations with family members, paid/unpaid carers, professionals and colleagues to give updates of people's progress and raise issues/concerns that need to be resolved (e.g. Safeguarding, etc.).
- Able to clearly contribute to and update support plans, risk assessments and write simple reports. Be able to adapt language appropriately, being aware of sensitivities of language when working with a diverse range of people. Willing to learn how to use specific communication tools and equipment for example, computer based talking and Makaton.
Qualifications and/or experience:
- Minimum of 4 GCSE's including English Language and Maths or equivalent qualification.
- Lead Adult Care Worker - Level 3 or equivalent is desirable. If you do not have this qualification it is expected that you will begin this immediately after your 6-month probationary period.
- Demonstrable experience in a social care setting or similar community/ health-based service.
- Relevant organisational knowledge of systems, procedures and policies in specialist area such as safeguarding adults, health and safety.
- UK full driving license - Desirable
Rewards and Benefits
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
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 explain how your skills and experience relate to the key skills listed on the job description.
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.