About the role
Do you want to supervise staff whilst encouraging them to maximise their potential?
If you do, then a role as a Senior Support Worker at Hastings and Rother Learning Disability Day Service may be the ideal opportunity.
As a Senior Support Worker you have a dual role as part of the Management Team and will also work alongside a team of support workers to role model good practice to provide responsive support to adults with a learning disability. Helping people to pursue their chosen lifestyle and connect with their community is a key aim for our service. You will be responsible for supporting and supervising a skilled staff team and be involved in managing the day to day running of the service.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Have a positive attitude towards the rights of people with learning disabilities, promoting a culture based on respect and dignity
- Have excellent communication and organisational skills
- Are self-motivated
- Are physically able to carry out all tasks as required
- Are committed to providing excellent support, continuously learning, and reflecting
- Have an ethos of working together
- Have a keen interest in developing good leadership skills
Our day service operates between 8 am to 7.30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays. This role is for 30 hrs a week, covering our operating hours on a rota basis
To apply for this role please follow the 'Apply Now' button above.
Dates for Face to face interviews to be advised.
We offer a diverse range of benefits to help and support you during your employment. More information can be found on our benefits page.
For an informal discussion, please contact: Mark Rix (Service Manager), Lee Martell (Team Leader) or Marc Dulake (Team Leader) on 01424 726770
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.