Home Care Support Worker - Independence at Home

Posted on 5 August 2022 Apply
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £10.60 - £11.47 per hour plus enhancements for night, weekend and Bank Holiday working
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date Apply by 26 August 2022


Beech Cottage Woodingdean

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    17.5 - 28 hours per week working across the city
  • Closing date
    26 August 2022
  • Job category
    Care - Adults
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction

Various positions available from 17.5 hours up to 28 hours per week working across the City.

Due to COVID-19 we need your help more than ever. We are looking to recruit with or without experience.  We provide full training and appropriate PPE for all of our staff.

Various rotas/hours available working across the city

Salary range: £20,444 to £22,129 (plus enhancements) full time salary

Hourly rate: £10.60 to £11.47 (plus enhancements for weekend, evenings and Bank Holidays).

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Jean Windsor, Operations Manager on 01273 295262 or Julian Seaborne, Operations Manager on 01273 233584 or email  jean.windsor@brighton-hove.gov.uk / http://julian.seaborne@brighton-hove.gov.uk

About the role

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.

Our Independence at Home team provides 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 but previous care experience would be an advantage.  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:

  • a higher rate of pay than the average market rate
  • enhancements for working in the evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays
  • a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday up to 25 days a year (Pro rata)
  • paid travel time between calls
  • paid mileage expenses
  • regular supervision meetings
  • a range of other staff benefits
  • free uniform and personal protective equipment
  • opportunities for career progression including support to enable you, if you wish, to study for the QCF diplomas in Health & Social Care (levels 2 and 3)

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.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

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)

Company information

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).


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