Community Outreach Support Worker

Location: Bognor Regis and surrounding areas (Littlehampton, Worthing and Chichester) with office base in Littlehampton

Hours of Work: Full-Time - 37 hours per week, which will require at least one sleep in.

Salary: £10.42 per hour (Approx. annual salary of £21,673.60 non inclusive of mileage (as below) and any overtime
All work related Mileage will be paid - 45p per mile

What you can 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
  • Aspens Bluebell Cafe, Pembury - 20% discount on adults' main menu items and staff meal deal for a subsidized £3.50 (sandwich/soup/sausage roll with crisps or chocolate bar and a soft drink)
  • 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. 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.

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

Driving license essential, all work related mileage paid at 45p

Our shifts can include:

  • Weekdays various from 9am-6pm across a range of Service Users.
  • Evenings from 3.00- 6.15pm and/or 6pm - 10pm this will include a sleep in
  • Sleep in shifts 10pm-9am
  • Weekends: Sun 10am-4.45pm 2 required per month
  • Weekends 4.30pm- 10pm plus a sleep in
  • As well as some shorter sessions with People we support as and when required,

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.

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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