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Weekend Support Worker (days)

Location North Chailey, East Sussex 

Salary £9.51-£11.17 per hour

Application Deadline 11 April 2021

Job summary

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition planning for young people aged 3-25 with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

Our aim is to provide a stimulating and inclusive environment where all young people are given every opportunity to make progress towards fulfilment and develop life skills in preparation for adulthood.

At Chailey Heritage Foundation we believe that every child and young person, no matter what their disability should have every opportunity to pursue their fullest potential. Our Support Workers are vital in ensuring that these opportunities can be achieved.

We are seeking to recruit some great new Support Workers that have a passion for supporting others and who share our passion for pursuing potential. It can be hard work, and requires commitment but it’s a hugely fulfilling job and can bring real joy.

The role of a Support Worker

Working within a dedicated team you will be responsible for providing personalised support to children and young adults in our care. As a Support Worker you will help us to provide our children and young adults with everything they need to improve their lives.

The duties are varied and no two days will be the same. Our young people are individuals and deserve to be treated as such. However, you can expect the following duties, supporting with all aspects of personal care and assisting with all medical needs, as well as helping our children and young people to take part in activities and events such as visits to leisure centres, colleges, music gigs and of course the pub!

We want you to flourish with us and as such we will offer you the guidance and support you will need to do so. You will be supported by a team of trained nurses, therapists and senior staff. We will also fund for you to study towards a qualification in health and social care.

What are we looking for?

  • Basic knowledge of care: To care for our children and young people you will be expected to have a basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals.
  • A commitment to quality and providing the best support we can to the children and young people within our care.
  • Flexibility: Our Support Workers are required to be flexible to work as part of a rota which could include early and late shifts over the weekends
  • Showing dignity and respect to the young people and staff you will be working with.
  • We are particularly interested in people who have experience of, or are willing to learn skills in Long Term Ventilation / Tracheostomies.

Why join us?

  • Competitive rates of pay starting at £9.37 per hour and rising to £11.01 per hour
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Excellent Working Hours - Shifts available are 7am to 2pm & 2pm to 9pm.
  • Career Development - Opportunity to work towards a funded qualification in Health and Social Care
  • Comprehensive benefits package (please click here for further details)
  • Support & Guidance - You will be guided and supported by a team of dedicated trained staff

Strictly no Agencies

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.

As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR. Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.


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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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