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Night Support Worker

  • Employer: West Sussex County Council
  • Reference: CAFHE03924
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 8:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/02/2023, 8:10 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Night Support Worker
  • Salary: £20812 - £21189 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: West Sussex, Hampshire, Based in Horsham or Chichester, but working countywide , Based in Crawley, Based in Chichester

About Ball Tree Croft:

Ball Tree Croft is a busy 19-bedded residential & short break service which supports adults who have learning disabilities.

We provide care and support to the people who live here and people who use our short breaks service. We have a good reputation for providing high quality care & support to people with a wide range of support needs.

About The Job

Salary: £20,812 to £21,189 per annum (£10.79 to £10.98 per hour) with access to enhancements for weekend and evening working
Working Pattern: Full-time (37 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Ball Tree Croft, Sompting

Do you want to support people to ensure they get the best care?

Ball Tree Croft are looking for passionate and highly motivated Night Support Workers to join their team.

As a Night Support Worker, you will:

  • Provide safe, effective, and personalised support and care in supporting individuals to bed, getting up in the morning and responding to their emotional and physical wellbeing as required during the night.
  • Listen to people and treat all with respect, kindness and dignity
  • Work on their own with the support of the senior who will be sleep in on site.
  • Undertake light domestic duties as required to ensure cleanliness, comfort, and safety for people we support throughout the day e.g., laundry, or safely cleaning an area after a person has needed personal care.
  • Maintain the safety of people in our care during the night, responding appropriately to a range of room alerts and alarms and re-setting systems as necessary.

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 Night Support Worker here at Tozer House!

Experience and Skills

(These will be used as the shortlisting criteria)

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 to provide clear and concise specialist advice and guidance to a range of people we support. Be able to work with a person who might be less able to express themselves and understand non-verbal communication.
  3. Clear, concise basic literacy and numeracy skills to record and document activities in the care plan.
  4. Able to deal appropriately with expressive behaviour from people and respond sensitively to their families and carers.
  5. Able to build relationships with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Ability to work as part of a team completing shared tasks to deliver a service to others.

Qualifications and/or experience:

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

  • 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

Further Information

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: CAFHE03924
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 8:10 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 03/02/2023, 8:10 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: Night Support Worker
  • Salary: £20812 - £21189 per annum
  • 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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