Casual Home Care Support Worker needed to work with children and young people aged 8-18 with disabilities and/or challenging behaviour in a residential setting.
This position offers an exciting and challenging opportunity for anyone interested in a career with children with disabilities.
Brighton and Hove City Council provides respite and full-time residential care through two care homes in the city. Both homes offer a wide range of leisure activities as well as social and learning opportunities such as shopping and cooking.
The Outreach Service offers leisure activities through community based sessions.
The young people staying at Tudor House all have a learning disability and some have additional needs such as a physical disability or have a diagnosis of autism (ASD). Supporting young people at Tudor House may involve a higher level of personal care, some hoisting and assistance with mealtimes.
Tudor House: Kathy Egan 01273 296190, Kathy.Egan@brighton-hove.gov.uk
The young people staying at Drove Road all have a learning disability, and a diagnosis of autism and need support managing their emotions and their behaviour. Supporting young people at Drove Road involves varying degrees of personal care, promoting independence and a significant degree of managing challenges such as an individual hurting themselves as well as aggression towards staff and other young people.
Drove Road: 01273 295320
Outreach is a small service (with a team of 4) who take young people with learning disabilities out into the community for a few hours at a time to access activities and the outdoors.
They take young people out after school/college Monday-Thursday and during the day on weekends and in the school holidays for a few hours at a time.
They have their own vehicle so being a driver is desirable.
Danny Lane is the Senior to call or email if you have any questions or would like a chat –
Tel: 01273 295192
Mobile: 07717 303264
Interview date: To be confirmed Flexible interview times (outside of 9-5) available if needed
About the role
As a member of the team you will:-
- Be committed to providing opportunities for inclusion of the young people within the service and out in the community.
- Support individuals to communicate verbally and non-verbally via communication aids.
- Have experience of working with people with disabilities or an interest in this area.
- Be able to manage challenging behaviour in a calm and professional manner.
- Be able to support young people with complex needs in all aspects of their daily living.
- Work on a casual basis, including weekends and evenings, to complete daily tasks and ensure high standards within the home.
Care Crew members are allocated to one or both services according to their skills, interests and the level of need of each service. Currently there is a higher level of need at the Drove Road service. Candidates will ideally have some experience of supporting children although it is not essential. Availability and flexibility is important.
We encourage applications from people without prior professional experience but with an interest in working with Children and Young People with Disabilities.
Joining the Care Crew team is a great opportunity for anyone wanting explore a career in this area
Team members are supported with supervision and training.
Please note: Successful candidates will be required to attend a minimum of 2.5 days of mandatory training or provide proof of equivalent training.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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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