Are you interested in working in the Adult Learning Disability Service as a carer but think you haven’t got the right qualifications and experience?
Well think again…
We are not looking for formal qualifications or previous care experience when recruiting to Care Crew, what is more important to us are the right values, behaviours and attitudes to working with people who need care and support.
The values we are looking for are treating people with dignity and respect, empathy, compassion, integrity, common sense, friendliness and communication.
If you enjoy helping people and want to make a difference to their lives, and you feel you have the values required, we would very much like to hear from you.
We are looking to recruit a number of Care Crew bank staff to join our team across our Learning Disability services.
Working as a Care Crew worker gives flexibility to work around you daily life. Shifts include earlies, lates, weekends and nights.
Interview date: TBC
For an informal discussion please contact either Ade Young, Operations Manager, on 07592 104642 or Kim Foster, Operations Manager on 01273 296225 or 07544 656343
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.
You will be very well supported in your role through supervision and training. Training covers a range of courses include manual handling, food hygiene, infection control and more specialised courses where appropriate.
We can offer you:
- enhancements for working in the evenings, at weekends and on bank holidays, [hourly pay of £11.02, time and a half for working at weekends £15.28, double time for working on a bank holiday £20.37, and time and a third for working at night £13.58 (between 8pm and 6 am)]
- Paid holiday hours
- a career average pension scheme
- regular supervision meetings
- a range of other staff benefits from Staff Shop
- a four week bus pass with Brighton and Hove buses
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and 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 (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and 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).