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Role Description

Female Support Worker – Drivers Only

You must live and have the Right to Work in the UK. SeeAbility is unable to support any sponsorship requests.

Location: Seaford, East Sussex

  • Salary: £23,400 per annum plus benefits.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Sunday on a shift rota basis.
  • Shifts: 7.00am to 3.00pm and 2.00pm to 10.00pm, Monday to Sunday.
  • Employment type: Full-time, Permanent.

You MUST hold a UK Driving licence to apply for this role.

Essential Candidate Criteria

  • Hold a UK Manual Driving licence and willing to drive other vehicles.
  • Empathetic, Caring and Compassionate.
  • Enthusiastic Team Player.
  • Hold the Right to Work in the UK.

Who will you be supporting?

The team at Barclay House supports 9 people in an accessible purpose-built residential home for adults with a variety of disabilities including sight loss.

The home is in a lovely residential area, which is close to the local town and facilities. The team provide individualised support to maintain and improve each person’s quality of life. This includes increasing people’s opportunities and aspirations.

Do you want to be part of a forward-thinking established team, who always strive to improve the lives of others? We aim to excel as a specialist provider of quality care and support, who put the people at the heart of everything we do.

Come and be part of something extraordinary!

As a Support Worker: 

  • You will promote and support individual care needs assisting people to learn new skills.
  • You will be an advocate for the people you support and once you are trained you could become a keyworker and you will hold regular meetings.
  • You will arrange and work with the Senior Support Workers and Deputy Manager to hold person centred reviews.
  • You will update the daily records, support plan, health action plan and other administrative aspects to the role.
  • You will work within in a multi-disciplinary agency to support individuals with medical appointments etc.
  • You will assist with personal care; laundry; meal preparation; medication and administration.
  • You will get to know the people you support, and help them to live their lives meaningfully, in the way they wish to.
  • You will take personal responsibility for the quality of care and assistance delivered to the people you support.
  • You will promote a Safe working environment, understanding the principles of Safeguarding to promote the welfare of the people we are supporting.
  • You will help the people you support plan towards and achieve both short and long term aims. 
  • You will plan, promote, and encourage activities such as holidays and social engagements and life skills. You will be creative and explore new opportunities.
  • You will assist the people we support, to manage their personal affairs, including making, preparing, and attending any appointments.
  • You will work with the people we support, families and other advocates to ensure we all work together. (The principle of respect, dignity, equality and equity).
  • You will always represent the values of SeeAbility.

For further information about Barclay House, please click the link below:

Read more about Barclay House

About you

Who are we looking for:

  • You will be an open minded person who is willing to learn and who adopt a friendly approach.
  • You need to be motivated and able to promote and support the individuals we work with.
  • You will be a forward- thinking individual, using your imaginative skills to break down barriers.
  • You will be committed to continuous learning and growth within your role.
  • To work as part of a team and recognise other skills.
  • Whilst it is helpful to have experience and knowledge within social care, this is not essential as training will be provided.
You will ideally be able to commit to 37.5 hours per week, although we will consider part time hours if worked flexibly. You will be part of a rota system which covers 7 days a week, including early and late shifts and alternative weekend working.
If this is you, we would love to hear from you. We are looking for people who embrace difference, promote inclusivity, and value and respect one another.
Being a driver with a manual licence is essential.

Safer Recruitment and Diversity

SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of the young people and adults we support. Therefore, we collaborate with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.

SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity, and embracing inclusion among our workforces. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support.

Our Benefits

Your rewards

Training and Development

At SeeAbility, we fully support your training and development. You will start with an extensive Induction programme and throughout your probationary period you have face-to-face training, e-learning, and guidance to support you whilst in your new role.

Your continued development is important to us, therefore, SeeAbility offer the means to progress your career, your way! You will learn and have support in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!

Your extraordinary opportunities

  • Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career.
  • Fully paid essential training.
  • Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available.
  • Annual excellence awards.
  • Long service awards and recognition.
  • Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your future.
  • We are a Living Wage Employer.
  • Free Winter Breakfast Club – January to March.

Your work-life balance

  • 28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service).
  • Life events - Time off when you need it most.
  • Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisation.

Your money goes further

  • Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants, and activities.
  • Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts.
  • Save 10% on monthly bus travel.
  • Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates.
  • Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future. 
  • Refer a friend and receive £600 (Support Workers to Deputy only).
  • Paid DBS and renewals.
  • Season ticket loans.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Discounted mobile phone options.

Your wellbeing counts

  • Life assurance of two times annual salary.
  • Organisational Sick Pay Scheme after 6 months service starting at 2 weeks and increases with service up to 12 weeks at 3 years’ service.
  • Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support.
  • Free eye care vouchers.
  • Discounted gym membership.