Home Care Support Worker

Posted on 27 November 2023
  • Directorate BHCC: Health & Adult Social Care
  • Salary £26,873 - £28,770 (£13.93 - £14.91 per hour) (plus enhancements for evening and weekend working)
  • Contract Permanent
  • Closing Date This vacancy has closed


Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton

Job Summary

  • Job reference
  • Positions available
  • Working hours
    Full time and Part time
  • Closing date

    This vacancy has closed

  • Job category
    Care - Adults
  • Organisation
    Brighton & Hove City Council

Job introduction


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?   Have you worked with or had experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities and complex needs?

Are you looking for an opportunity to further your career?

We are recruiting various full time and part time roles (37 hours and 15 hours), permanent, Home Care Support Workers, with experience of autism and challenging behaviour, to work at Beaconsfield Villas.

Basic hourly rate of £13.93 increasing to £14.91(£26,873 - £28,770 per annum)

Time and a half for working at weekend, double time for working on a bank holiday and time and a third for working at night (between 8pm and 6 am), opportunity to work additional hours

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 autism, challenging behaviour and a learning disability.

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 in an accessible and inclusive manner.

Some of the key tasks are:

  • Supporting with personal care where require
  • Enabling individuals to participate in a range of activities within the wider community such as swimming, bowling, shopping, visiting family etc.
  • Supporting service user in challenging behaviour incidents in a safe and dignified way using the principles of positive behaviour support including the use where necessary of restrictive interventions, full training given 
  • Help with cooking meals and general household cleaning tasks, laundry etc.
  • Assisting with the administration of medication
  • Completing care records to a high standard
  • To Keywork one of the residents and undertake additional responsibilities

About you:

 You will need to:

  • have a caring and flexible approach to your work
  • have compassion for service users from diverse backgrounds and complex needs
  • have the ability to communicate in a way that is inclusive and accessible
  • 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, sleep-ins and some weekends.

Working for us, we can offer you:

  • Full specialist training program offer 
  •  the opportunity to work extra shifts
  •  a career average pension scheme
  • generous holiday 
  •  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 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: 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)

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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