Stanhope Lodge is a registered home for up to 28 adults ranging from 18 - 70's with high level of support needs such as Autism and or learning difficulties. Our accommodation comprises of shared accommodation, individual homes on site and short break rooms. The people we care for enjoy access to an accessible gardens and communal activity rooms where we encourage socialising activities and the occasional party.
We aim to enable every person to be engaged in their local community to the best of their ability. For some of the people we support, this could be through a programme of tailored support to build and develop them for day-to-day life skills on a one-to-one basis.
Why not have a look at our dedicated Careers in adults' residential services, day opportunities and shared lives webpage to learn more about the difference you can make!
- Salary: £11.59 - £11.81 per hour
- Working Pattern: Casual contract variety of hours on offer on a 4-week rota various shift patterns (Inclusive of weekends & bank holidays with enhanced pay)
- Contract Length: Permanent
- Location: Stanhope Lodge, Worthing
To become a Support Worker with us you will be:
- Passionate about supporting people to be the best they can be.
- Empowering people to live the life they choose.
- Supporting people to have the opportunities to learn & grow.
- A good listener, patient and treat all individuals with respect, kindness & dignity.
- Ensure people have opportunity to be involved in/Co-produce every aspect of their care & support.
- Support people to maintain relationships important to them & to form new ones.
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.
Key Skills (These will be used as the shortlisting criteria)
- You are able to interpret information, such as service complaints, and redirect them to the appropriate person to provide quick and accurate resolution.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- You will show the ability to deal appropriately with expressive behaviour from the people we support, and respond sensitively to their families and carers.
- Confident in building relationships with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
- Enjoy working as part of a team completing shared tasks as required.
- Basic literacy and numeracy skills, in order to record and document activities in the provider plans.
- Basic understanding of the needs of the people we support 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
- NVQ 2/Diploma in Care or equivalent qualification - Desirable
- Previous experience of working in a care setting and with people who have a disability or are vulnerable - Desirable
- Previous experience of running group activities - Desirable
For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.
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.
For information regarding your eligibility to apply for this role under our Disability or Veteran's Guaranteed Interview Scheme, this can be found on our application help page.
Note for Recruitment Agencies: We prefer to hire people directly, but we do have a supplier list for when we need a helping hand. We'll be in touch directly if we need you!