Community Support Worker

Chailey Heritage Foundation
Edenbridge, UK
21 Aug 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Here at Chailey Heritage Foundation, we have a very special young man who has been a resident with us for a number of years, but is now ready to move into his own adapted home.

We are now looking for a team of people in Kent, with the ability to travel to his home near Edenbridge, to support him to live independently. Here's what he has to say:


My name is Christopher and I am looking for team of people to support me so I can move to my new specially adapted home.

I have many interests that I would like you to support me with, such as swimming (I have my own pool) the gym, bowling, art and multi-media - in particularly computer games. I have a mean competitive streak so be ready to play hard! I also like to get out and socialise, and enjoy musicals and comedians. And speaking of comedians, I have a wicked sense of humour and enjoy a bit of banter!

I have a tendency to get anxious so I need you to help me build up my confidence by getting to know me and my routines really well, and by providing me with lots of information so I can make the best choices. I'll need you to have plenty of enthusiasm and to be positive and encouraging.

I am very loyal with a strong sense of what is right and wrong, and last year shared my experiences with clinicians as a disabled man as part of a national enquiry and as a result was interviewed on Channel 4.

When I move, I want to continue visiting the Life Skills Centre at CHF. I have my own vehicle so you will need to be a driver.


Christopher is 28 yrs. old and has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. He currently lives in a residential home as part of Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) He is now ready to move into his own adapted home, and Chailey's Pathways service will be providing support to him on a 24/7 basis. We are therefore looking for a team of Community Support Staff and a Team Leader who will provide that support on a rota basis to include sleep-ins.

This is what we need from you:
  • Experience or knowledge of working with people with disabilities
  • Paid or unpaid experience as a carer
  • NVQ/QCF/Diploma Level 3 in Health & Social Care or equivalent, or willing to work towards
  • Able to cover varying shifts to include some weekends and sleep-ins
  • Excellent communication skills

This is what you will get from us:
  • Specific training on how to support Christopher (this will include a transition period working at CHF which is based near Haywards Heath in East Sussex)
  • Competitive rates of pay - £18,296.98 - £20,061.50 per annum (£9.38 - £10.28 per hour)
  • Opportunities to further develop your career via training and development.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Up to 23 days paid holiday.
  • An exciting benefits package for staff

We can be flexible with hours and accommodate different arrangements. For an informal discussion, please contact Rob Hambrook on 01825 724444 (Ext. 702).

For a full job descrition, please visit our website:

This vacancy closes at 9am on Friday 30th August 2019

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.

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