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Group Worker

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ESCC/19/106226
  • Published: Mon 12/08/2019, 10:21 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/09/2019, 10:21 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week.
  • Salary: £21,702 to £22,330 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: East Sussex

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)

Benefits

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.

Requirements:

  • 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

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ESCC/19/106226
  • Published: Mon 12/08/2019, 10:21 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/09/2019, 10:21 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 30 hours per week.
  • Salary: £21,702 to £22,330 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: East Sussex

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