Location(s): Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Hours of Work: Shift times are 7.15am - 3pm and / or 2.45pm - 9.45pm and cover Monday to Sunday

Salary: £11.10 /hour

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JOINING BONUS: Aspens Charities want to encourage you to join our team - that is why we are offering any applications before 31st January that successfully start with Aspens on a permanent contract will earn £250 after completing their first month and £250 after completing their probation period (6 month mark).

Our joining fee alongside the hourly rate (£11.10 /hour) we offer that beats the Real Living Wage in the UK (November 2021 - £9.90) will mean you can feel assured that your new role will be financially and mentally rewarding.

We are passionate about empowering our staff to empower those we support. Whatever your age background, we know you have the ability to care. Let us help you realise your potential! #MadewithCare

Our care home in Robertsbridge is on a journey to make it an amazing place for the people we support. In order to do this, we need even more amazing carers like you to join our team.

How to Apply:

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

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About the Role

Split over 2 idyllic cottages, the people you'll support at Burton Cottages are energetic and love activities such as baking, painting, or learning to play a new instrument as well as other activities out in the local community.

  • As their senior support worker, you will work within a team or on a 1-1 basis to support those living in the service to engage in these activities to offer them an enriching and enjoyable day.
  • You'll care for those with complex support needs who can often display behaviours that some may find challenging.
  • It is important that you are confident and familiar with managing behaviours of concern and understand and are passionate about using positive person-centred approaches to reduce these behaviours and enhance quality of life.
  • You'll also support the management team by leading shifts, acting as a go to for any shift queries from the staff team and carrying out all typical senior responsibilities such as medication administration, care plan reviews and shift report writing.4
Shift times are split across Early (7.15am - 3pm) and Late (2.45pm - 9.45pm) shifts and cover Monday - Sunday.
  • This is a full-time post for 40 hours per week.
  • Flexible rota's allow us to offer particular days / shifts if you have other commitments - don't hesitate to ask if you have limited availability to work!

About You

As a senior support worker, you should have a level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards it.

  • You will be experienced in leading a team whilst supporting someone in a professional setting, or have skills learned from other professional roles that can transfer to this setting.
  • You'll be available to cover 40 hours worth of early and / or late shifts per week
  • Due to the nature of the people we support, there are times when behaviours of concern arise so it is vital that you are used to staying calm in a challenging situation whilst remaining positive and professional.
  • Aspens offer career progression alongside vocational qualifications, we encourage staff development and aim to promote from within the organisation where we can.
  • Being a driver is desirable but not essential
To find out more call William on 07912 179 987 or email [email protected]

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

It is a condition of your employment with Aspens Charities that you are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and that you comply with weekly testing.

Application deadline: 31/01/2022