Acorns in Bexhill, and The Bungalow in Eastbourne are small respite and residential homes that support Children and Young people with learning disabilities aged 7 to 19 years old.
We provide homely, safe and supportive environments where children can thrive, and that offer variety and fulfilment for staff, in a job where no two days are the same.
Group Workers to lead in running shifts and having the chance to take on key working responsibilities - £11.15 to 11.93 per hour (including weekend enhancements)
In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes:
- Training and funding to attain your Level 3 Children & Young People Diploma in Health & Social care (including for Relief staff following 1 year of working in services)
- A pension scheme
- 4 weekly planned rolling rota – so you will always know when you are due to work ( excluding peripatetic role)
- 31 days annual leave for contracted staff (including bank holidays and concessionary days for full time staff, rising to 35 days after 5 years)
- Annual leave for Relief staff (earn as you work pay can be claimed at any time)
- Sleep in allowances
- Opportunity to work across both services
- Access to 24 hour Staff Counselling and Employee assistance programme
- Continuous personal development planning support
Day to Day Role
- Caring and supporting children and Young people with their day to day lives, creating a nurturing and homely place to live.
- Listening to the children and helping them to express their views, wishes and feelings.
- Helping children to develop life skills, understanding each child’s capabilities and encouraging them to try new things.
- Supporting children during school holidays for outings and local activities.
- To work with Children and Young People with a range of needs including significant learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
- Working with other families and other professionals to understand complex behaviours in order to manage and reduce them.
- To be alert to signs of distress or risk to ensure children are monitored and protected
- To keep records about the support that is given to each child.
- Life skills, the right attitude and genuine desire to help are a skill set that will support our children to thrive.
- Ability to work shifts including weekends and bank holidays, occasional sleep-in shifts and also undertake personal care
- To work as part of a team and use own initiative when required