Support Worker (Flexible)

Project: Oak House

Location: Burgess Hill, RH15 8LU

Reference Number: 1038

Hours per Week: Flexible

Salary: £19,047

Job Description

Flexibility – Choice of working hours: 15, 22, 30 0r 37 hours per week

BHT Sussex is a charity and a registered housing association working in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne, Hastings and other parts of Sussex.

BHT Sussex’s Mission is to combat homelessness, create opportunities, and promote change and aims to achieve this Mission through a network of interlinked projects.  By providing direct, practical services combined with a commitment to challenge the causes of poverty and inequality, we hope to achieve a supportive structure which people can use in a variety of ways to improve the quality of their lives.

Project / Department Details

Oak House is a 14-bed registered residential recovery service for clients with mental health issues.  Clients reside at Oak House for a period of between 2-5 years. Staff support clients to develop and build on their existing living skills, in order to become more independent and move on to less supported accommodation at the end of their placement.  Staff work in conjunction with other professionals to equip clients with the skills and motivation to become more independent and better able to manage their mental health.

In all our services we do not provide personal care but in our residential services you will be expected to administer medication, but full training will be provided.

Job Summary

Staff support clients to develop and build on their existing living skills, in order to become more independent and move on to less supported accommodation at the end of their placement.  Staff work in conjunction with other professionals to equip clients with the skills and motivation to become more independent and better able to manage their mental health.

Salary

The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will be £19,047 plus an Enhancement for Sleep in payment of £50.25. An employer pension contribution 5.5% is paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.

Hours of Work

The hours of work can be either 15, 22, 30 or 37 hours per week, shift working with some evening, weekends, and bank holidays. You are also required to do a sleep-in shift weekly.

Annual holidays

The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (27 working days) pro rata, rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata. All public holidays are granted with two extra statutory days, to be taken over the Christmas period.

 

We regret that we are unable to reply to every job applicant.  However, if you are called for interview, you will be notified within seven days of the closing date.

An Enhanced DBS Check (Disclosure and Barring Service) is required on all successful applicants as a condition of employment for this post.

You will be required to show COVID19 Vaccination certification (CQC services only)

BHT operates an Equal Opportunities Policy which may arise within the post at various times and the post holder is expected to carry out other duties from time to time which are broadly consistent with those in this document.

Closing date

Closing Date: Tuesday 23 August 2022 12.00pm

Interview Date: Wednesday 31 August 2022

Application Pack

Job DescriptionPerson Specification

Application form Criminal offences declaration formRecruitment monitoring form

How to apply

  1. Download and complete all the forms in the application pack.
  2. Attach all the completed documents to an email. The title of the email should read: (Your name): BHT job reference – (job reference number).
  3. Send your application to jobs@bht.org.uk
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