Casual Care Worker - Care Crew - for Adults Home Care, Older People Residential
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Are you interested in a job that gives you as much as you give it? Why not work as a carer with Brighton and Hove City Council for
- Independence at Home,
- Residential Care Homes
- Adult Learning Disability Services
Our Casual Care workers have the opportunity to work for our Independence at Home team (in addition to working in Residential settings) to support people in their own homes across Brighton and Hove, paid travel time is included in rotas and mileage allowance
we are not looking for formal qualifications, but we are looking for someone who
- will treat people with dignity and respect
- have empathy, compassion and integrity
- and lots of common sense, friendliness and good communication skills
In return we can offer a job which will make a difference to people's lives together with a generous staff benefits package including
- paid holidays
- career average pension scheme,
- Blue Light Card staff discount scheme
- access to extensive training and development in social care
Please don't wait to apply as hiring managers will also be interviewing before the closing date, as well as on 19 April 2023.
Please apply by clicking on Green Apply Button.
Closing Date: Midnight Sunday 2 April 2023
Interviews: Wednesday 19 April 2023
For more information about these roles, Casual Care Worker for Adults Home Care and Residential Services and Residential Learning Disability Services, please read the attached information sheet.
About the role
This is a real chance to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable people in these very challenging times. You'll be working with teams delivering support to people to meet their care needs, personal care needs and enhance their sense of well-being in the knowledge that you are contributing to keeping key services running safely and efficiently. You will receive support and supervision as part of your work and be provided with training both on-line and on the job. Training for March/April recruitment will take place in June following successful pre-employment checks.
Training covers a range of courses include manual handling, food hygiene, infection control and more specialised courses where appropriate.
We can offer you:
- enhancements for working in the evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays, [hourly pay of £12.02 time and a half for working at weekends £18.03, double time for working on a bank holiday £24.04, and time and a third for working at night £16.02 (between 8pm and 6 am)]
- Paid holiday hours
- a career average pension scheme
- paid mileage expenses for home care visits (Independence at Home)
- regular supervision meetings
- a range of other staff benefits from Staff Shop
- a four week bus pass for new employees, with Brighton and Hove buses
Mandatory Paid Training dates:
- Mon 12 June 23 – 09.30am – 5pm – Emergency First Aid
- Tues 13 June 23 – 09.30am – 1pm – Person Centred Values
- Wed 14 June 23 – 09.15am – 4.30pm – Food Safety, Nutrition & Hydration
- Thurs 15 June 23 – 09.15am – 12.30pm - Health and Safety in Health and Social Care – AM session
- Fri 16 June 23 – 09.30am – 1pm - Safeguarding Adults – Basic Awareness
- Wed 21 June 23 – 09.30am – 4.30pm – Safer People Handling – Basic Awareness.
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide 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 (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
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).