Care Crew (Casual staff) wanted at 15 Preston Drove in the Preston Park area of Brighton, we provide 24 hour 7 day a week support for 5 adults who have a learning disability. We provide a homely environment and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ specific needs are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence. Our service users have lived in the home for ten years and are happily settled.
The hourly salary is £10.01 and with our external benefits provider you can get discounts with high street retailers such as Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Argos and Boots s via our external benefits provider.
About the role
Our last CQC inspection rated the service as “good” noting that family and carers were very happy with the staff team and the service that is provided to their family member.
Our service users receive 121 staffing during waking hours and we have one staff member sleep-in at night. Our early shifts start at either 7 or 8am and finish at either 2.30pm or 3pm, our late shifts start at 2pm and end at either 9 or 10pm.
We provide and support people with personal care, at mealtimes, with lots of activities within the home and in the community. Our service users do not communicate verbally but are good communicators in other ways, sociable and enjoy lots of interaction. We are a small home and all staff share tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundry.
We are a Covid secure home as one of our service users is very vulnerable to Covid, so we adhere to Covid safeworking guidance, we have had Covid vaccinations and undertake weekly Covid testing.
We need to fill 4 or more shifts per week due to one person leaving and 2 people needing to shield. These will be spread across the week and will consist of early, late and weekend shifts. It would be good if you had a driver’s license. We have shifts to fill from week commencing 1st March. Due to the need to protect our service users from Covid (one person is extremely clinically vulnerable) we currently require a care crew worker who is able to work solely for our service during this Covid pandemic period but after that would be able to work within other council care services.
We will provide a three day induction for new care crew people and will provide regular management support.
Contact details, for an informal discussion, are:
Manager: Bill Demel firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Manager: Andy Jones-Hughes, andy.JonesHughes@brighton-hove.gov.uk
House phone: 01273 294310
You will be very well supported in your role through supervision and training. Training covers a range of courses include manual handling, food hygiene, infection control and more specialised courses where appropriate.
We welcome applications from those with no prior experience in social care. . Working as a Care Crew worker gives flexibility to work around you daily life. Shifts include earlies, lates, weekends and nights.
As part of the application process we require you to answer some additional questions to support your application called 'Branching Questions'. These questions form part of the application process which you will find when you apply. Please read the document below 'Branching Questions Guidance'. Not following this guidance is likely to reduce your chances of success.
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.
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.