Support Worker (Days)

Location North Chailey, East Sussex 

Salary £19,474-£20,329 based on 35 hours p.w.

Application Deadline 26 October 2020 

Job Summary

Support Worker-35 hours per week Chailey Heritage Foundation is looking for someone to be a Support Worker to a young man who lives in our residential bungalow 52 weeks per year, and who also attends our school on-site, Monday to Friday, during term time. This is a unique role for Chailey Heritage Foundation, as the successful candidate will be required to attend school with him on occasion, as decided by the Home Manager and dependant on the school calendar, as well as support him when he is resident in the bungalow.

In addition, the Support Worker will be the single point of contact at all multi-disciplinary team meetings, reporting back directly to the bungalow Home Manager, so that we always have the right information, at the right time, at all times, to ensure his wellbeing, safety and development. The successful candidate will adopt person centred values within the framework of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) in order to support the provision of best practice and care for him. Training will be provided for this, if the candidate doesn’t have previous experience. There will also be intermittent meetings with the young man’s external clinical team which will support this, and for which the Support Worker will be a vital element, so good communication skills and professional and timely reporting will be an essential part of the role.

Experience of working with people who have complex needs would be an advantage, but we are happy to interview if the candidate is willing to undertake the specific training required to support him: this is essential. This will mostly take place on site, although some may take place externally according to requirements, but reimbursement will be made for any associated costs.

Since this is a unique role, we are happy to consider a combination of support workers, either working part time hours, as well as on a full-time basis. The candidate’s preference will need to be stated on the application.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is set in a beautiful part of the world, but is fairly remote, and although there are trains to Haywards Heath and Lewes, a bus journey would be required to complete the commute, so a car would be preferable for the successful candidate.

As a Support Worker:

  • Experience or knowledge of working with people with disabilities
  • Paid or unpaid experience as a Support Worker
  • NVQ/QCF/Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent, or willing to work towards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A willingness to undertake all training needs.

This is what you will get from us:

  • Competitive rates of pay – see below
  • Opportunities to further develop your career via training and development.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Up to 23 days paid holiday.
  • Comprehensive benefits package (please click here for further details)

Support Worker £10.70 (£19,474)- £11.17 (£20,329) based on 35 hours p.w.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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The 'My Benefits' Package

Staff at Chailey Heritage Foundation have access to a comprehensive benefits package.

Refer a Friend If you know of an external candidate who you believe might be suitable for any o... We are family friendly! CHF have a range of family-friendly policies aimed at helping our staff to manag... Active Discounts The place for all the best savings on everything from holidays to fitness tracke... Annual Leave A generous annual leave scheme, entitlements rising with length of service... Appreciation Awards Our Appreciation Awards are presented in Love 2 Shop vouchers at key milest... Car Leasing Due to our rural location, we understand the need for our staff to have safe and... Cycle 2 Work As part of our commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of our staff, we h... Employee Assistance We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our employees. We... Family Discounts To help improve your work, life and family balance, we are delighted to offer yo... Gym Discounts It feels good to be healthy and exercise is known to boost your mood and wellbei... Health Care Cash Plan Looking after your health is important but it can be costly. Sovereign Health Ca... Mobile Phone Discounts Do you want a great deal on your next mobile phone contract? If so, Voice Mobile... Onsite Facilities You will also have access to the onsite gym, at a cost of £15 pcm. Staff a... Pension We are pleased to offer Aviva as our pension provider. Our pension is run in lin...
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