Are you caring, reliable and good with people? Are you looking for a rewarding and varied role? Want to make a real difference to someone’s life?
If so then we would like to hear from you.
Windlesham Road are hiring 2 x 37hrs roles and 1 x 27 hrs role
Main advert detail
At Windlesham Road we provide 24 hour 7 day a week care and support for five female residents with learning disabilities whose behaviour can be complex and on occasions challenging. We make every effort to provide as homely an environment as possible and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ individual needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence. The service is situated in a residential area with easy access to local amenities, transport links and the city centre.
Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” and the inspectors highlighted the fact that “all residents appeared relaxed, happy and very comfortable in their surroundings”. They also commented that the “management team promoted an open and inclusive culture and care staff “felt valued and supported”. One member of staff told the inspectors when asked what the service did well said “It's homely and comfortable here and not like an institution. It's like a small family, helping people to participate in the house and doing activities.”
About the role :
You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at Windlesham Road. The help you provide will be tailored to each individual’s needs and is designed to help them to maintain as much independence as possible.
The support you provide to the residents will involve:
- supporting with intimate personal care where required
- enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming, trampolining, eating out, bowling, shopping etc.
- help with cooking meals and general household cleaning tasks, laundry etc.
- assisting with the administration of medication
- completing care records
- using various communication tools to help residents express themselves
- creating and maintaining relationships with family members, carers and friends
You don’t need any formal qualifications or previous care experience for this role as we will provide you with all the training you will need and an in-depth induction programme, where you will be well supported by your managers and colleagues. However, you will need to:
-have a caring and flexible approach to your work
- have good written and number skills
- have basic ICT skills
- be able to work well as part of a team
- be able to work on your own initiative and think quickly in a difficult situation.
You will be required to work a rota pattern that includes some weekends, early, late and sleep in duties. Enhancements are paid for these additional hours
We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.
Christine Griffin 01273 295477
Libby Cutting 01273 295477
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.
As part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process, without prior notice if a suitable redeployee (internal employee at risk of redundancy) is identified.