CARE FOR OTHERS - MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Brighton and Hove City Council are recruiting for a 30 hour, permanent, Care Worker to work at Windlesham Road.
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
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? Value treating people with dignity and respect?
Do you enjoy being busy so you finish the day wondering how the time could have passed so quickly?
Do you want to make a positive impact on the lives of adults with a learning Disability and Autism?
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, we would very much like to hear from you.
The basic hourly rate paid is £10.39, hours worked between midnight Friday and midnight Sunday are paid at £15.85 per hours (weekend working) and hours worked between 8pm and 6am (other than at the weekend) will be paid at £13.82 per hour. Bank holiday rate is double time of £20.78
For an informal discussion please contact Ben Jasper on 01273 295477.
Closing Date: 5 June 2022
Interview Date: TBC
About the role
At Windlesham Road we provide 24 hour 7 day a week care and support for five female residents with learning disabilities whose behaviour can be complex. 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 with easy access to local amenities, transport links and the city centre.
Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” and the inspectors highlighted the fact that “all residents appeared relaxed, happy and very comfortable in their surroundings”. They also commented that the “management team promoted an open and inclusive culture and care staff “felt valued and supported”. One member of staff told the inspectors when asked what the service did well said “It's homely and comfortable here and not like an institution. It's like a small family, helping people to participate in the house and doing activities.”
About the role
You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at Windlesham Road. 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 residents 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, trampolining, 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 • using various communication tools to help residents express themselves • creating and maintaining relationships with family members, carers and friends
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:
- Basic hourly rate of £10.39, time and a half for working at weekends of £15.85, time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am) of £13.82 and double time for working on a bank holiday of £20.78
- a comprehensive Induction and Training Programme
- a career average pension scheme
- generous holiday up to 25 days a year
- regular supervision meetings plus
- a range of other staff benefits from Staff shop, discounted Freedom Leisure membership, a four week bus pass with Brighton and Hove buses for new employees
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they 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 (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions 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.
Encouraging a diverse workforce
Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).