Apprentice JCR Support Worker
About the role
If you are patient, kind and caring you could make a positive difference as a support worker.
Edith used to be a nurse and helped others in her life. But now, following a fall, Edith needs help to live independently at home again. Could you help Edith to regain her independence and her confidence? If you think you can, we will teach you the skills to help support Edith to remain at home during her recovery and how to encourage her to participate with her rehabilitation programme.
We’re looking for caring and passionate people who want to make a real difference to the lives of others, such as Edith’s.
You don’t need any experience; we will train you and there are lots of opportunities for development;
Are you ready to be part of someone’s story?
“Support work is to encourage the person to be independent. It’s about recognising what their needs are and helping them to achieve their goals.” – Peter, Support Worker
As a Support Worker, you will assist older adults who have had a spell of illness get back to independence in their own home. Working alongside other professionals, you may initially be providing some personal care, helping with therapy exercises, and giving emotional support to help clients regain the skills and confidence they need to manage these everyday tasks themselves.
You will learn skills for life by becoming a JCR Support Worker Apprentice.
We are looking for enthusiastic, caring, and motivated individuals to become Apprentice Support Workers.
Being a Support Worker is a rewarding and key role, helping older adults who have had an illness or injury to regain their independence at home.
During your apprenticeship, you will work alongside experienced staff delivering high quality care. Your role will be varied and will include:
- visiting clients in their homes
- teaching clients new skills to help regain independence
- making clients comfortable
- talking and listening to clients
- support with meal preparations
- provide assistance/support with personal care
We provide all the training you need - you don’t need any previous experience, just the desire to make a difference. You will also need a full driving licence to meet the travel requirements of the role.
We will support you all the way during your apprenticeship. Our apprenticeship programme offers many benefits from working with a large organisation, including:
- mentoring support
- when you complete your apprenticeship, you will receive a certificate as an Adult Care Worker
- you will be in a permanent role as a JCR Support Worker when you pass your apprenticeship
- there are lots of opportunities for career progression
This role is in the Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) team, JCR is a partnership between East Sussex County Council and East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust. The JCR team help people to:
- remain in their own home and maximise their independence
- avoid going into hospital unnecessarily
- become independent as soon as possible after a stay in hospital
There are permanent contracts available ranging from 18 to 30 hours per week. You will be required to work alternate weekends and a mix of shifts.
Full-time staff receive 24 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays – this is pro-rota’d for part-time staff.
The salary is from £21,968 (£11.81 per hour) to £22,778 (£12.02 per hour) per annum pro-rata. This includes an increment for weekend working.
As well as a competitive salary, we also offer a great range of staff benefits, including fantastic discounts and deals for many major brands and retailers.
Hear first-hand how rewarding this role is by watching this short film of one of our Support Workers and see our leaflets below for more information about the service or role.
This role is eligible for the ESCC Refer a Friend scheme. This means, if you have been recommended by your friend who is an ESCC employee to apply for this role, you need to state it in your application form. You could then both be eligible for an incentive payment. Ask your ESCC friend about the scheme.
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.