About the role
Can you make the move to work at the heart of care?
Can you join the many staff who have already changed careers and made the move to the Joint Community Rehabilitation service?
All you need is a caring heart and a passion to help others, we will teach you everything else you need to know to succeed in this rewarding role.
‘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
The Joint Community Rehabilitation service is at the heart of care in the community. Our teams assist older adults after an illness or injury 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.
There are permanent contracts available ranging from 16 to 30 hours per week*.
*36 hours per week available as part of a trial, please speak to named contact below if interested in being part of this
The salary is from £22,778 (£11.81 per hour) to £23,194 (£12.02 per hour) per annum pro-rata.
Note: a driving licence and access to a car is required and the role involves working shifts between the hours of 7am and 10pm, including weekends and Bank Holidays.
We are looking for candidates who:
- Display a caring and empathetic approach
- Can adapt to meet the individual needs of our clients
- Can work as part of a team
- Can meet the travel requirements of the post
'Being a JCR support worker every day is different. Every client in different. We truly make a positive difference to our clients lives and this makes me proud and happy every day. Some days are challenging but our team is strong and supportive. My job is part of my life now.' Sarah – JCR Support Worker
In return we can offer you:
- Comprehensive training
- Opportunities for career progression
- Excellent peer and managerial support
- An attractive pension and Annual Leave package
*36 hours per week available as part of a trial, please speak to named contact below if interested in being part of this. Please note example rota below:
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
If you are interested in applying for this pilot, please have an informal conversation with the hiring manager.
We also 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 this opportunity contact Cheryl Smith, Deputy Manager on 01273 336 674 or email email@example.com.
To apply for this role please follow the ‘Apply Now’ button above.
Interviews will be confirmed at a later date.
#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.
It’s not just a job. It’s work that makes a difference.
You can find out more about working in Adult Social Care by visiting our recruitment pages
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 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.
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.