Location: Crawley and surrounding areas (Horsham, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill)

Contract: 16 hours per week,

Can be Full time 37 hours per week if you are able to travel West Sussex and Surroundings.

Hours of Work: 16 hours across 3 days a week including Saturday which is required once a month

Salary: £11.44 per hour
Mileage will be paid - 45p per mile, All working miles will be paid,
Opportunity to work full-time based within community and within one of our services across West Sussex and Lingfield ( Refer to the Lingfield advert on indeed)

If you are looking to bring your skills and passions into a role that is rewarding then look no further than Aspens Charities. We want to empower you to help make a difference to someone who needs our support.

Take your first steps to join our team today, you won’t regret it! #MadewithCare

What can you expect from us:

  • Fantastic paid training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • Paid DBS (we will recover the cost should your employment terminate for any reason, other than redundancy, before passing your probation)
  • Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too
  • 30 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays) / Pro rata dependent on hours. Annual leave entitlement increases with length of service
  • Nest Pension and Death in Service Benefit
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and Access to Mental Health First Aiders
  • Aspens High Street Stores - 20% discount on all items for Aspens’ staff stores: Bexhill, Crowborough, Hampden Park, Paddock Wood, Seaford
  • Bluebell cafe- Discounted staff menu available
  • Refer a Friend scheme, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens
  • Recognition schemes, including ‘Employee of the Month’

About the Role:

At Aspens we work across Bognor Regis and surrounding areas; supporting individuals with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

We are looking for Support workers to join our team to cover Outreach Support to Adults with Autism and Learning Disabilities.

As part of our Outreach Service we also provide 24/7 support to two people living in their own home in Bognor and surrounding hours. This means that several shifts are available across each day/ week. We have day shifts, afternoons and evenings as well as sleep in shifts. Sleep in shifts also include a morning shift until 9am.

20 hours across 3 days a week including Saturday which is required once a month

We are looking to build their team of Support Workers who also support other Service Users in the area.

Hours of work

Various hours are available will be discussed to cover the people we support and their needs which will be reflected in your availability.

20 hours across 3 days per week to include one Saturday per month

People we support hours are between 9.30am -3.00/6.00pm on occasions.

About You:

  • As a support worker at Aspens you will have enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards supporting people with Autism, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health conditions to lead independent and fulfilling lives.
  • You do not need to have had previous experience in these areas, but we do ask that you are a compassionate, caring and friendly person who is willing to learn and take advantage of the full training, support and career opportunities we offer.
  • You will have good communication skills, including listening skills and the ability to communicate effectively with the people we support using a variety of different methods as required.
  • You will be willing to support individuals in whatever activities they choose to do, be it within the community or within the home, making it an enriching and fun activity, supporting individuals to make their own choices, learn new skills to be as independent as possible and to achieve their ambitions as set out in their care and Support plan.
  • You will be willing to perform domestic duties and support individuals to be independent in tasks such as preparing ingredients and cooking healthy meals.
  • If personal care is required it will be in a sensitive manner, and provide emotional and behavioural support when needed.
  • You will provide emotional and wellbeing support if needed, alongside Positive behaviour support (Full training supplied)
  • It is desirable that you are as flexible as possible as we are looking for team members who can cover a mixture or early and late shifts (including at weekends) as well as sleep in shifts. We are open to discussion to fit in with your availability, however all support is driven by the People we Support and their needs

How to Apply:

If you are friendly, dedicated and passionate about supporting others we would LOVE to speak to you!

Click ‘Apply now’ and one of our team will be in touch to discuss the role.

Any offer would be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks, which we will complete on your behalf if you don't already have one, and satisfactory employment references. We will consider job share and part time arrangements for all posts in line with the needs of the charity.

Aspens Charities are an equal opportunities employer.

At Aspens Charities, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in Aspens’ workforce, such as sex/gender, minority ethnic group, religion or belief.

Aspens Charities is committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, and abilities, to apply. We believe that a variety of perspectives leads to better innovation and a stronger team. We are dedicated to creating an environment where everyone feels valued, heard, and has an equal opportunity to thrive.

Aspens is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of welfare of all children, young people and adults. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure, and satisfactory references. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order (1975, 2013,2020). Our safeguarding policies can be found on our website.

 

 

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