About The Job

Salary:  £26,446 to £29,174 per annum (£18,583 to £20,500 per annum, pro rata)
Working Pattern:  Part-time (26 hours per week)
Contract Length: Permanent
Location: Hammonds, Bognor Regis
Interview Date: TBC

Are you a leader who can direct, guide, and inspire?

Hammonds are looking for a passionate and highly motivated Senior Support Worker to join their team!

We are looking for a Senior Support Worker who:

  • Has a good understanding of people with learning disabilities, people with dementia
    and other cognitive impairments, adults with physical and sensory impairments.
  • Support with the day-to-day management of the service assuming responsibility for areas of work.
  • Provide supervision, direction and co-ordination of training and development of
    other employees.
  • Provide active support and enable people in all aspects of their personal and physical care.
  • Listen to people and treat all with respect, kindness, and dignity.
  • If you would like to join our dynamic team, please take a look at the attached job description and see if you have the skills, qualifications, and experience to be a Senior Support Worker here at Hammonds!

    Experience and Skills

    Key Skills:

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills in order to order monitor budgets and document activities in care plans.
  • Ability to organise / prioritise work, co-ordinate a variety of tasks in a clear and logical way and meet agreed deadlines which minimise the disruption to the business.
  • Sound communication and interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with a range of people and create effective working relationships. Ability to build relationships with people and ensure the views of service users are heard and that their needs are met.
  • Effective people and performance management skills and the ability to provide direction and motivate and inspire the team.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to seek and introduce continuous improvement and innovation, for self and team. Ability to maintain a sympathetic and understanding attitude whilst dealing with challenging behaviour from service users and/or their families.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to anticipate problems and resolve issues independently, planning solutions and make sound pragmatic decisions.
  • Qualifications and/or experience:

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs, including English Language and Maths, or equivalent qualification or demonstrable equivalent comparable experience.
  • NVQ 3 in Care or equivalent qualification or demonstrable equivalent comparable experience.
  • NVQ 4 in Management or equivalent qualification – Desirable
  • Relevant organisational knowledge of systems, procedures and policies in specialist area e.g. protection of vulnerable adults, health and safety etc.
  • Knowledge of a wide range of disability issues and the needs of older people.
  • Significant experience of working with adults who have a wide range of disabilities.
  • Experience of involving service users and carers in planning, developing and evaluating services.
  • Experience of working with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Rewards and Benefits

    As an employer we recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive and dynamic working environment where employees can achieve their full potential, achieve a healthy work-life balance and are rewarded for the work they do.

    In addition to working within a great team and a competitive salary you will have access to:

  • 24 days annual leave + bank holidays with the ability to buy additional leave annually
  • Access to a generous, defined benefit pension scheme
  • A range of flexible working options
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Health and wellbeing benefits including access to our Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders and Voluntary Health Cash Plans
  • Discounted membership at selected local sports and fitness centres
  • For a full list of the benefits offered to you as a West Sussex County Council employee you can find them on our Rewards and Benefits page.

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