Night Support Worker

Recruiter
West Sussex County Council
Location
Horsham
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
24 Aug 2019
Closes
28 Aug 2019
Ref
1228423225
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Job title: Night Support Worker

Salary: £18,065 - £18,426 (£9755 - £9950 pro rata) plus enhancements

Contract: Permanent, part-time (19.98 hours per week)

Location: Horsham

Closing date: 25/08/19

Interview date: to be confirmed

West Sussex County Council is looking for an experienced Night Support Worker to join our team at Hobbs Field residential unit for Adults in the Horsham area.

Hobbs Field is a residential home for adults with learning disabilities. It comprises of two separate houses, each having 8 bedrooms, lounge, dining and kitchen areas as well as laundry and bathroom facilities.

The role of Night Support Worker is to support residents through the night with personal care and wellbeing; you will monitor individuals and deliver care according to their care plans which you will update and write reports as necessary. The Night Support Worker also undertakes general household tasks such as laundry and light cleaning when required.

Successful candidates will have good communication skills and will be confident to interact with residents who have a range of needs, ensuring they receive a high level of support during their residence at the home. You will have the ability to build relationships and be comfortable and confident with occasional lone-working (you will be supported by sleep-in staff and other night staff).

The role of Night Support Worker at Hobbs Field can offer you the flexibility of working shifts on a part-time basis which allows for a good work-life balance. You will be required to work ten-hour shifts of 21:45 to 07:45 or 22:00 - 08:00, which will be scheduled over a four-week rota and will include weekends. There will be opportunity to work extra hours to cover staff absence available to you as well.

These shifts will attract enhancement rates of pay on top of the annual salary, for working nights and weekends, these are:
  • Time and a fifth after 20:00
  • Time and a half at weekends
  • Double time on Bank Holidays

All mandatory training is provided in a variety of areas such as medication, infection control, food hygiene and moving and handling etc. There would also be the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification (Diploma in Care).

For an informal conversation or further information regarding the role, please contact Sue Rowland (Registered Manager) at susanne.rowland@westsussex.gov.uk or on 01403 254114

For the Rewards and Benefits we offer, please see here: West Sussex rewards and benefits

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, referencing & health check.