Senior Support Worker

Location Peacehaven
Discipline: Adult Services, Senior and Management
Job type: Permanent
Salary: 17,725 - £19,500
Contact name: Clair Parris

Contact email:
Job ref: CP_SSW_P'Haven_2
Startdate: ASAP

Fantastic opportunity for an experienced Support Worker or Senior Support Worker to lead a team supporting adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour in small Residential and Supported living services.


Why Apply?

  • Work for an established, friendly and professional company

  • Receive great training and development

  • Opportunities to progress in to Team Leader roles

  • Feel supported and recognised for your efforts

Senior Support Worker Role: The role of the Senior Support Worker will be to supervise the staff team and work with the management team to ensure the smooth running of the service. In order to do this you must provide clear leadership and direction of care for the house team in line with relevant regulations and procedures. Responsibilities include:

  • Full time hours, based on 37.5 hours per week across the 7 days of the week

  • Shifts include Early’s (e.g. 7.30am-3pm) and Late’s (e.g. 2.30pm-10pm)

  • Some on-call responsibilities as part of the Senior Support Worker role

  • Work closely with the Deputy Manager and Registered Manager and other members of the home to ensure continuity of information, standards and policies are effectively implemented.

  • Communicating clearly and effectively with the staff team, families and other professionals to ensure that the residents receive the best possible provision of care

  • Ensuring that all members of the team, including part time/bank and agency staff receive regular supervisions.

  • Monitoring resident's individual care plans to ensure that the key worker has identified the physical, social and emotional needs of each young person

  • Actively supporting the children and their families.


Applicant Criteria:

  • Experience in care as a Support Worker or Senior Support Worker is essential

  • NVQ Level 3/Diploma in Adult Workforce Level 3 or working towards it

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Good planning skills

  • Commitment to own professional and personal development

Does this sound of interest to you? Please apply now and we will be in touch for an initial discussion.