We are looking to recruit a number of Care Crew bank staff to join Residential Services, Older People: Ireland Lodge - Woodingdean; Craven Vale - Brighton; Wayfield Ave - Hove
Given the current Covid restrictions in place and government guidance successful applicants will only be able to work in one care setting at anytime so this role may not be suitable for people who are looking to supplement their income and keep an existing care job.
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 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 have the option of working in varied settings.
The hourly salary is £10.01 plus enhancements for weekend, night and bank and with our external benefits provider you can get discounts with high street retailers such as Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Argos and Boots via our external benefits provider.
Closing date: 1 August 2021
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion, please contact Suzanne Newmeir, Assistant Operations Manager, 01273 296120 / Rachel Wright, Assistant Operations Manager, 01273 295772
About the role
We aim to provide empowering care which supports service users to live fulfilling lives, maintaining / regaining life skills and independence. We are looking for people who are motivated to support service users in this way and who are comfortable supporting people with personal care, and have good communication skills to build positive relationships with service users, their families and other professionals.
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, and you feel you have the skills required, we would very much like to hear from you.
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 you will be asked to complete the answers to six questions, called branching questions. We highly recommend you read the Maximise your Chances document below which will explain the best way to answer the questions. 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.