Waking night Home Care Support Worker - 30 hours per week (Fixed Term to 31 October 2019)
Do you have experience of working in care?
Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?
If so then we would like to hear from you.
Main advert detail
The Beach House is a service that provides respite for adults who have learning disabilities. We are further developing the service to provide short breaks to a young person who has made the transition from children’s to adults services. We are expanding the staff team and looking to recruit a 30 hour Waking Night Home Care Support Worker. Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” and the inspectors highlighted the fact that ‘Two people were able to tell us they felt safe. One person said, “I don’t feel worried or scared but if I did I would speak to the manager or my keyworker”. People were relaxed with staff, freely approached them, made eye contact, smiled and chatted with and actively sought out staff. This indicated they felt safe at the home with staff. Relatives told us they felt their family members were safe at the home.’
About the role :
You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those receiving a service at The Beach House. 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. You will also be required to work closely with the service users family/carers and the Community Learning Disability team.
The support you provide to the service users 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
- assisting with the administration of medication
- completing care records
- using various communication tools to help residents express themselves
- 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.
This role is for 30 hours per week and you will be required to work a rota pattern that includes some weekends and Bank Holidays (including Christmas and New Year on a rota basis). Enhancements are paid for these additional hours. You will also be required to work day shifts as part of the rota pattern.
We can offer you:
- a generous salary
- time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday or time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am)Working for us
- the opportunity to volunteer to work extra shifts
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year (pro rota)
- regular supervision meetings plus
- a range of other staff benefits.
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.
Daniel Pinner 01273 295288
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 employees at risk of redundancy) is identified
Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
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