Are you looking for a rewarding, varied role where each day can offer a fresh challenge?
Do you want to make a positive impact on the life of an adult with learning disabilities? If so, we would like to hear from you.
Burwash Lodge is recruiting a Home Care Support Worker on a 12 months fixed term contract.
About the role
Burwash Lodge is a Supported Living service, and we provide 24 hour 7 day a week care and support for 8 service-users with learning disabilities. We make every effort to provide as homely an environment as possible and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ individual needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner, and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence. The service is situated in a residential area, and consists of 5 flats with easy access to local amenities, transport links and the city centre.
About the role
You will join a small established team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at Burwash Lodge. 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 support you provide to the service-users will involve:
• supporting with intimate personal care where required • enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming, day trips, eating out, bowling, shopping etc. • help with cooking meals and general household cleaning tasks, laundry etc. • assisting with the administration of medication • completing care records • supporting and promoting good health and accessing medical appointments• creating and maintaining relationships with family members, carers and friends
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)
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year
- regular supervision meetings plus
- a range of other staff benefits
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 as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Regulations now require all staff who undertake work within CQC registered care homes to be fully vaccinated against Covid 19, unless they satisfy one of the medical/legal exemptions. Being fully vaccinated or being medically/legally exempt will be a condition of your employment and you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical/legal exemption as part of the recruitment process for this role
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.
Permanent employees are eligible to apply for a secondment where they have:
held their current post for at least twelve months, obtained agreement from their line manager and have a defined development need that may be met through the secondment or there is a defined organisational need that will be met via the secondment.
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.