CARE FOR OTHERS – MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Brighton and Hove City Council are recruiting 2 full time, permanent, Home Care Support Workers, with experience of autism and challenging behaviour, to work at Beaconsfield Villas.
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?
Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career?
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, we would very much like to hear from you.
For an informal discussion, please contact Ben Jasper Benjamin.Jasper@brighton-hove.gov.uk
About the role
At Beaconsfield Villas we provide 24 hours, 7 day a week support for 6 adults who have a learning disability. The service users live in 3 separate flats that creates a homely environment and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure that our residents’ specific needs (e.g. Autism and Challenging Behaviour) are met in a caring and sensitive manner and skills are developed in a way that promotes their independence.
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
You will join a large team of committed staff in providing high level support to those living at Beaconsfield Villas. 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 work will involve:
- supporting with intimate personal care where required
- keyworking or taking on additional responsibilities
- enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming, 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 compassion, integrity and common sense
- 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
You will be required to work a shift pattern including earlies, lates, sleepins and some weekends. Having a full clean driving licence is preferable.
Working for us, we can offer you:
- Basic hourly rate of £11.93 increasing to £12.92 (£23,023 – 24,920 per annum)
- time and a half for working at weekends, double time for working on a bank holiday and time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am)
- the opportunity to volunteer to work extra shifts
- 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
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 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.
For details of how we can support you during the application process, please read this: Supporting your application (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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.
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).