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.
We are recruiting to a number of our residential homes in various locations around Brighton and Hove where we provide 24 hour 7 day a week care and support for residents with learning disabilities.
For an informal discussion please contact either Ade Young, Operations Manager, on 07592 104642 or Kim Foster, Operations Manager on 01273 296225 or 07544 656343
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.
About the role
You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at our residential homes. 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:
- 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 with our external benefits provider you can get discounts with high street retailers such as Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer, Argos and Boots as well as cinemas, local attractions and holiday companies via our external benefits provider.
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 (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) 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: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
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.