Senior Care Officer Skilled Worker Visa Sponsorship

March 19, 2023
£27.9 - £29.4 / year

Job Description

Job Summary

● Job Reference


● Jobs open


● hours of work


● The deadline

2 April 2023

● job Category

Children and Young People’s Care

● Organisation

Brighton & Hove City Council

Job description

Brighton and Hove is a fantastic city to visit, live, learn, and work. Our multicultural and alive community loves the city and is dedicated to recognizing and promoting everything that makes Brighton & Hove special.

Our Family, Children, and Learning Directorate’s Health and Disability Services will be the ideal place for you to work because we are dedicated to providing an excellent service.

If you have experience working with kids who have learning difficulties and are searching for a friendly, progressive workplace where every day is gratifying and presents a new challenge, please get in touch with us.

About Us

For young people with learning challenges and challenging behavior between the ages of 8 and 18, Drove Road offers a combination of short getaways and full-time placements. Numerous of our young people have complex needs related to their Autism. Each young person’s unique needs are met by our committed staff, and they are encouraged to grow and learn while having fun in a pleasant, secure, stimulating, and homelike atmosphere. Emphasis is placed especially on independence-promoting abilities.

We value every young person in our community, support them, acknowledge their accomplishments, and treat them with decency and respect. We give our young people many chances for recreational, sporting, academic, and social pursuits, as well as for the development of the skills necessary to actively engage in daily life. Every team member is crucial to ensuring the success of our young people, and as a highly effective team, we support one another to provide our service in a fair and inclusive manner.

We can provide you with a competitive salary, salary increases for weekends, bank holidays, nights, and sleep-ins, job-specific training and development, chances for career advancement, regular supervision, team meetings, a sizable annual leave allowance with the option to purchase additional days, staff discounts, and admission to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

We welcome and encourage submissions from people of all backgrounds because we are dedicated to creating and keeping a workforce that reflects the variety of communities we serve. In order to fulfill our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly urge applications from a BME or White Other background. The BME Workers, Disability Workers and Caregivers, LGBTQ Workers, and Women’s Network employee networks are here to support you throughout your employment with us if your application is accepted.

Date of interview: April 17, 23

Contact Karen Rusbridge, practice manager, at 01273 295320, or Vikki Witham, practice manager, at 01273 295194 for an informal talk.

About the role

About you

As a senior care officer, you will support and manage a staff team in addition to evaluating and reviewing the needs of young people. You will require:

● Possess a Level 3 Certificate for Residential Childcare (or a comparable certification) and be willing to pursue a Level 5 Diploma while working in the position.

● The capacity to supervise/cover shifts on the rota and offer senior cover on shift

● Supervision of home care aides, caretakers, and agency personnel during shifts and monthly 1:1s (or an equal level of expertise).

● knowledge of attending reviews and writing reports about young people to discuss their needs with senior staff, families, and other professionals on a regular basis.

● Experience running and taking part in staff meetings, training sessions, and meetings with young people.

● Having involvement in the hiring and/or training of new employees

● Strong verbal and written communication skills for daily notes, emails, and phone calls with families and other professionals.

● For administering medications and scheduling a shift, you should have solid organizational and math skills.

● The capacity to act independently and think swiftly under pressure, helping your coworkers and yourself to stay safe when confronted with challenging behavior

● The capacity to handle the physical, emotional, and mental demands of the job, such as the ability to restrain young people using restrictive measures in accordance with their behavior support plans

● An unblemished Enhanced DBS Certificate

You must be able to work the following four-week rolling schedule:

● Early shifts are from 7 am to 2 pm (until 11.00am in term time)

● Shifts that end late: 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

● Two weekends every month at work

● Responsibility to sleep in once per month

● One admin day each week will be allotted to you as a Senior Care Officer.

Please download the job description / person specification for additional details about the organization and the specific tasks needed.

Please take the time to thoroughly study our Apply for a Job at the Council ( pages. They provide you with all the instructions you require to complete your application as well as details on what will happen at the interview and after you have submitted your application.

You must complete your education and employment history and provide a supporting statement as part of your application. The most crucial component of your application is your supporting statement since it will be utilized in the shortlisting process to determine whether you fit the job’s fundamental requirements as outlined in the person specification and whether you should be invited for an interview. Please read our advise here (Supporting statement guidance ( before you begin your application as it contains critical information that will improve your chances of being selected for shortlisting.

It is unlikely that you will be selected for an interview if your statement does not make it apparent how you meet the requirements for the position.

Extra details

If the aforementioned position is only part-time or a term-time work, your starting pay will be prorated.

Work Permits: If the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System requirements are met, we might be able to secure a Work Permit for this position. For further information on the skilled worker visa, please visit

Company Information

Please be aware that this position is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act of 1974.

promoting diversity in the workforce

The diversity of our city is well-known and cherished. The diversity of people, cultures, and abilities is not only essential to the city’s economic and social growth, but it also contributes to Brighton & Hove’s appeal as a location to live, work, and travel. We are open to applications from people of all backgrounds as we are dedicated to creating and keeping a workforce that reflects the variety of communities we serve. We especially urge applications from a BME or White Other background, as well as those who identify as disabled, masculine, or trans, in order to fulfill our goals of proportionate representation.

Read about our fair and inclusive initiatives, our anti-racism plan, and the work we are doing to promote a diverse workforce to learn more about our dedication to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can realize their potential (