Support Worker – Nyetimber Lodge

Salary: £24,560 per year, pro rata Sleep-in rate is £57.00 per night

Hours: 21 - 37 hours per week

Location: West Sussex

Closing Date: 23/06/2024

Job Description:

Are you a warm, caring person with practical life skills? Are you looking for a local role that fits your commitments and comes with variety, challenges and rewarding results, not to mention excellent benefits? Are you looking to develop your current skills and experience working within a care setting, then why not make the move to Southdown as a Support Worker?

Benefits at Southdown include:

  • Salary above the Real Living Wage
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance (EAP), Free advice and counselling service
  • Access to Blue Light card
  • Health Care cashback scheme
  • Interest-free Loans
  • Life cover: For staff under the age of 65 years in our pension scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Access to the Easit Network
  • Free access to financial services and advice through Salary Finance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Free Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Support with Career Progression
  • Supportive working environment.
  • £100 reward for passing your probationary period

We’re looking for a new Support Worker to join our service in Pagham, Bognor Regis, which is home to 6 adults with learning disabilities. As a Support Worker, your role involves supporting people with their everyday needs e.g. personal care and cleaning their home as well as hobbies e.g. walks along the beach with a tea and cake pitstop, theatre trips, cycling, kayaking… and anything else that interests the clients.

Working pattern

Rotas are created 3-6 months in advance, with a 4-week rolling rota. Early shifts start at 7 am and late shifts finish at 10 pm, with you being offered a combination of 6 & 8 hour shifts. The occasional sleep-in may be required and you will receive 4 weekend days off per month.

Any extra hours worked above full-time (37 hours per week) are paid at an enhance rate of 13% = £14.42 per hour.

We require our Support Workers to hold a full manual driving licence due to the remote location of the service, you will also be required to transport clients using their own vehicles.

Our Values

Southdown is a psychologically informed organisation where the well-being and happiness of our employees matter. We’re committed to creating a positive and compassionate work environment where employees feel valued, respected and inspired to do their best. In addition, we’re a family-friendly employer that recognises the importance of a work-life balance. If you share our values and want to work for an organisation that helps change lives for the better, we want to hear from you!

We are a Disability Confident Employer and are fully committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and welcome applications from all candidates that meet our job specifications.  If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, do get in contact with us at jobs@southdown.org  as we are always happy to discuss (or arrange a discussion we the recruiting manager) to explore if any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.

We very much welcome previous experience in roles such as Support Worker,  Health Care Assistant, Care Assistant, Nurse, Social Care Worker, Senior Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Nursing Home Assistant, Personal Assistant or Residential Care Worker.

Closing date for applications: 23rd June 2024

Interviews will be held: 2nd or 3rd July 2024

If successful at interview, you will be invited to visit the service on 5th or 12th July 2024

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