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JCR Support Worker

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/239075/34740
  • Published: Mon 17/07/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 16, 18, 24, 30, 36
  • Salary: £22,778 - £23,194 per annum (includes increment for weekend working)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne

Job introduction



About the role

Everybody has a story, could you be part of Edith’s?

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. If you are patient, kind and caring you could make a positive difference as a support worker.

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?

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.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • are patient, kind and caring
  • have a car and the ability to meet the travel requirements of the post
  • have a commitment to helping others

There are permanent contracts available ranging from 16 to 36 hours per week. You will be required to work weekends and a combination of daytime and evening shifts.

Full-time staff receive 25 days holiday per year, plus bank holidays – this is pro-rata’d for part-time staff.

The salary is from £22,778 (£11.81 per hour) to £23,194 (£12.02 per hour) per annum pro-rata.

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.

To apply for this role, click on the “apply now” button, when completing the application please state how you will meet the essential criteria and list any experience you may have.

If you wish to complete an offline application please could you send the completed form (which is attached to this advert) to recruitmentsupport@eastsussex.gov.uk

Interviews will take place face to face – dates to be arranged.

You can find out more about working in Adult Social Care by visiting our recruitment pages.

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 about the role please contact Tracy Sampson, Intermediate Care Manager, on tracy.sampson@eastsussex.gov.uk 

This role is in the Joint Community Rehabilitation (JCR) team, 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


*** We are running a pilot trialling 36 hour contracts,  these will be reviewed after 6 months and pilot may cease meaning contract reverts to 30 hours at this time***

If you are interested in applying for this pilot, please have an informal conversation with the hiring manager.  Please note example pilot rota below.


Working Pattern

Week 1 - Week total = 37hrs

Monday          7am – 11am then 6pm – 9.30pm = 7.5hrs

Tuesday         7am – 11am then 5.30pm – 9.30pm = 8hrs

Wednesday    7am – 11am then 6.30pm – 9pm = 6.5hrs

Thursday        Day off

Friday             Day off

Saturday        7am – 11am then 5pm – 10pm = 9hrs

Sunday          7am – 1pm = 6hrs

Week 2 - Week total = 35hrs

Monday          7am – 1pm – 6hrs

Tuesday         7am – 11am then 6pm – 9.30pm = 7.5hrs

Wednesday    7am – 1pm = 6hrs

Thursday        7am – 11am then 6pm – 9.30pm = 7.5

Friday             7am – 11am then 5pm – 9pm = 8hrs

Saturday         Day Off

Sunday           Day Off

#Ask me if this can be an apprenticeship

Vocational Training through Apprenticeships is now available to our staff, ranging from entry level to degree level qualifications. You can talk to the hiring manager and the apprenticeship team about what qualifications would be relevant to you and this job role, and if it is possible to support you in apprenticeship training.

Change your world and theirs. Join us as a Support Worker in the JCR team.


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.


Additional information

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 sponsorship to work in the UK please let the hiring manager know this in your application so we can check eligibility for sponsorship for the role.

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.

Company information

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.


  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/239075/34740
  • Published: Mon 17/07/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 16, 18, 24, 30, 36
  • Salary: £22,778 - £23,194 per annum (includes increment for weekend working)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne

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