Are you looking for a rewarding, varied role where each day can offer a fresh challenge?
We are looking to recruit a number of Care Crew bank staff to join our Independence at Home team.
Please be aware that in line with Government guidance about reducing the spread of infection, while you work for the Independence at Home service you will not be able to work for any other care provider or service during the Covid pandemic period. This may change in the future once the pandemic subsides.
Due to COVID-19 we need your help more than ever.
We are looking to recruit with or without experience. We provide full training (which is currently online training due to Covid-19) and appropriate PPE for all of our staff.
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 as well as cinemas, local attractions and holiday companies via our external benefits provider.
Interview date: TBA
For an informal discussion, please contact Jean Windsor, Operations Manager, 01273 295262
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.
Are you looking to make a difference to someone’s life?
Are you caring, reliable and good with people?
Could you care for someone else?
If so, then we would like to hear from you.
You would be working with our Independence at Home team to provide short-term care and support, mainly to older people within the city, to help them re-gain their confidence and independence so they can stay living in their own homes where they are most comfortable and happy.
Our last CQC Inspection rated our service as “Good”. It highlighted that “the service was well led” and staff felt that managers were “approachable and very supportive”.
Our aim is to provide the highest quality of care to the people who rely on us and we put their needs at the heart of everything we do. But we can’t continue to provide excellent care in the community without more dedicated, skilled and motivated carers.
Working as part of a dedicated team led by an experienced manager you will provide support to a wide range of people including individuals who have a physical disability, learning difficulty, sensory loss, mental health issues, dementia or a complex combination of needs.
This will include:
- personal care such as washing, bathing, dressing and toileting
- assistance with moving around their home
- help with shopping and preparing meals
- emotional and social support
- helping with medication
- liaising with other health care services and family members
- support to regain confidence with daily living skills.
You don’t need any formal qualifications or previous care experience. You will need to:
- have a caring, flexible and professional approach to your work
- have good written and number skills
- get on well with people from a variety of backgrounds
- work well as part of a team
- work on your own initiative
- be willing to undertake the high quality training we will provide for you
As part of your training, we will also give you the opportunity to shadow one of our experienced carers for a short period until you are able to undertake care calls on your own.
We can offer you:
- enhancements for working in the evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays
- a career average pension scheme
- paid mileage expenses
- regular supervision meetings
- a range of other staff benefits
- free uniform and personal protective equipment
As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and provide answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they 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 (Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk)) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
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.
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).