Tudor House Home Care Support Worker nights - 23 hours (2 nights per week)
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Clare Brunt- practice manager on 01273 296462.
Do you have some experience of working with children with learning disabilities?
Are you looking for a rewarding, varied role within an Ofsted rated outstanding service?
If so then we would like to hear from you.
Tudor House provides residential short breaks for learning disabled children and young people between the ages of 8 and 18 years of age.
Our dedicated team of staff works hard to create a positive, safe, stimulating, and homely environment in which young person’s individual needs are met and they are supported to develop and learn new skills, whilst also having fun.
We have been rated an outstanding service by Ofsted since 2008.
About the role
About the role
You will join a team of committed staff in supporting a variety of young people with complex needs, many of whom have autism, or physical disabilities in addition to their learning disability. You will support them to participate in all aspects of daily life and to develop their skills so that they can maintain as much independence as possible. The work will involve:
- supporting young people with intimate personal care when required
- undertaking a range of domestic tasks including cleaning, tidying, preparing meals etc.
- assisting with the administration of medication
- using various communication tools to help young people express themselves
- maintaining records
- keeping yourself and others safe during times of challenging behaviour
You will need to have:
- Level 3 Diploma for Residential Childcare (or equivalent qualification) or be willing to obtain this qualification which is now an apprenticeship within 2 years of starting the job
- some understanding of childcare or child development
- good written, number and organisational skills
- the ability to work on your own initiative and think quickly in a difficult situation
- the ability to follow practice guidelines and work as part of a team
- the ability to meet the physical, emotional and mental demands of the job e.g. be fit and able to safely undertake manual handling tasks with the young people
You will also need to be able to work over a four-week rolling rota, including working two weekends per month and attending a team meeting once a month.
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 and time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6am)
- the opportunity to work additional hours in order to cover for annual leave and sickness
- Training opportunities
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday, up to 25 days a year
- regular supervision meetings plus
- a fantastic range of other staff benefits - you can get discounts with high street retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Marks & Spencer, Argos and Boots as well as cinemas, local attractions and holiday companies via our external benefits provider
We highly recommend you read the ‘Maximise your Chances’ 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.
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.
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, 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.