Support Worker

Location Lewes
Discipline: Social Care
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Salary: £24,960 (£12.00ph) - £27,289 (£13.12) per annum
Job ref: 006982
Published: 18 days ago

Support Workers (Days)


Chailey Heritage Foundation has exciting new opportunities for Support Workers to join a unique place to work.


LOCATION: Onsite (BN8 4EF)

SALARY: £24,960 (£12.00ph) - £27,289 (£13.12) per annum

  • (depending on experience and shift/hours worked)

HOURS: Shift work (we can offer between 14 hours and 40 hours per week)

  • Morning Shift:      07.00- 14.00
  • Late Shift:             13.45- 21.00
  • Split shift:             07.30am – 10.00am | 15.00- 21.00


We also offer an enhanced rate for weekends and bank holidays.  (can be subject to change).

Current enhancements are:

  • Weekends rate enhancement + 25% - £15.00- £16.40
  • Bank Holiday rate enhancement + double time- £24.00 - £26.24


Why Us  

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a leading charity dedicated to providing exceptional education and care for children and young adults with complex neurodisabilities, physical disabilities and health needs. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert colleagues create a nurturing environment where individuals can thrive, reach their full potential and make a difference to their lives and that of their families.


There is a real sense of making a difference and belonging to something very special.


We don’t just offer jobs; we provide opportunities to be part of a team that demonstrates empathy and a genuine passion to help others and a capacity to build rewarding relationships.  We will provide extensive support, and training, as well as opportunities for career progression.


What you’ll be doing and learning:

  • Safeguarding – understanding all aspects of safeguarding, with an emphasis on what this means for children and young people with disabilities.
  • Eating and drinking – supporting how different children and young people can be helped to eat and drink safely.
  • Medicines – ensuring that the children and young people you work with receive the correct medicine at the right time.
  • Manual handling – using a range of equipment with the children and young people, while keeping them and yourself safe.
  • Intimate care – ensuring that the children and young people’s hygiene needs are taken care of safely and with dignity
  • Powered mobility – using powered wheelchairs and other equipment safely and encouraging the children and young people to learn to drive.
  • You’ll have the pleasure of attending a variety of days out and participate in fun activities with our children and young people.
  • Epilepsy – safely managing children and young people who have seizures, and what to do in an emergency.


In return for your hard work and dedication you will receive high quality induction and ongoing training from qualified professionals. This includes supporting you to achieve the care certificate and a level 3 Diploma.


What you bring to the table:

  • A basic understanding of the care and support needs of people with physical disabilities and respecting them as individuals
  • Ability to see the person, not the disability, with a positive attitude towards diversity in general.
  • Empathy and a genuine passion to help others and the capacity to find unique ways to build rewarding relationships with the young people here.
  • Ability to support children and young adults to participate in a range of activities.
  • Good basic understanding of Maths, English, and IT
  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) or willingness to undertake training to achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • Willing to attend specific training and confidently set up gastrostomy feeds for children and young adults.
  • Willing to work shift patterns including evenings, weekends, and public holidays.


If you also have experience of working with children and/or adults with disabilities and have a willingness to drive the Foundation vehicles, including minibuses, it would be an advantage.


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to offer practical support and emotional encouragement to our young people/adults.



Our comprehensive benefits package includes a diverse range of rewards and benefits, ensuring that there's something for everyone.

In addition to a competitive salary, we provide access to:

  • Discount facilities
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • Healthcare Cashplan
  • Cycle to Work scheme.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Health & Wellbeing Centre
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Free tea/coffee/kitchen facilities
  • Onsite Café
  • Free parking.

Plus, we cover the cost for all DBS checks and renewals!


For full details of the role, you can find the job description here. Support Worker JD

Learn more about our organisation, our purpose and values here: Chailey Heritage Foundation Website  


Interviews: We have interview slots weekly, we ideally like to get successful candidates who are shortlisted in for an interview within 2 weeks of applying.


Apply now for your chance to be considered to join a place where you can make a real difference.


For any enquiries please contact us by email: or via WhatsApp on 07923233178.


Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to the safeguarding and protection of children and young adults. Employment will be subject to the receipt of two satisfactory professional references, an enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health clearance. It is an offence to apply for any job in regulated activity with children and vulnerable adults if you are barred from doing so.


As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR.  Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.