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Home Care Support Worker
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/4586/10149
  • Published: Mon 14/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 27/09/2020, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 1 x 37 hours and 4 x 30 hours
  • Salary: £22,183 to £24,401 (£11.50 - £12.69 per hour) plus weekend working and unsocial hours
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN1 6HF

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Home Care Support Worker

Job introduction

Beaconsfield Villas is recruiting 1 x full-time (37 hours) and 4 x part-time (30 hours) Home Care Support Workers.

Are you looking for a rewarding, varied role where each day can offer a fresh challenge?

Are you passionate about making a real difference to someone’s life?

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career?

If so then we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion, please contact Colin Brown 01273 295297

About the role

About us:

At Beaconsfield Villas we provide 24 hour 7 day a week support for 6 adults who have a learning disability. The service users live in 3 separate flats that

 creates a homely environment and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ specific needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence.

Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” noting that family and carers were very happy with the staff team and the service that is provided to their family member

About the role

You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at Beaconsfield Villas. 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 work will involve: 

- supporting with intimate personal care where required

- keyworking or taking on additional responsibilities

- enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming, 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

About you:

You don’t need any formal qualifications or previous care experience for this role as we will provide you with 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

- 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

Working for us, 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)

- the opportunity to volunteer to work extra shifts

- a career average pension scheme

- generous holiday up to 25 days a year

- regular supervision meetings plus

- a range of other staff benefits 

Additional Information

You will be required to work a shift pattern including earlies, lates, sleepins and some weekends. Having a full clean driving licence is preferable.

Beaconsfield Villas is recruiting 1 x full-time (37 hours) and 4 x part-time (30 hours) Home Care Support Workers.  Please specify which position you are interest in, full-time or part-time, or both when completing your supporting statement.

We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ section below before you apply for this job. It is important you are able to show how you meet the Person Specification when applying. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.

Additional information

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 Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System.

From 6 April 2011 the Home Office has placed a permanent restriction on the number of migrant workers that all Tier 2 (General) Sponsors can recruit. 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.

Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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, LGB, male or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

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.