Role: Senior Support Worker
Burton Cottages, Bishops Lane, Robertsbridge, East Sussex (TN32 5BA)
Hours of Work: 40 hours per week
Salary: £12.65 per hour as of April 2024 

Driving Licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role

Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity.

If you are a people person, have a caring nature, a big heart and a passion to help and support others, we would love to hear from you.


Aspens’ mission is to provide high quality care and support to individuals on the autism spectrum and with learning disabilities; meeting their needs and aspirations and empowering them to learn and grow through an integrated network of services across the South-East.


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 (Includes unlimited access to a suite of six services: a 24/7 UK-based GP, Best Doctors, mental health support, a health check, access to nutrition consultations and an online fitness programme [Smart Health])
  • 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
  • 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

  • The people we support in Robertsbridge love to be out and about in the day so you will be involved in activities while support their over various care needs throughout your shift.
  • Shift times are split across Early (7.15am - 3pm) and Late (2.45pm - 9.45pm) shifts and cover Monday - Sunday (including 4 weekend days across a 4-week rota)


Burton Cottages is a two-storey purpose-built dwelling situated in Robertsbridge in the heart of rural East Sussex and within easy walking distance of local shops. The home is split into two cottages, one property supporting four residents and the other property supporting five. We are a short distance from Battle and Hastings and well placed to enable them to take advantage of the variety of local beaches, towns and villages of rural East Sussex.




Due to the variety within our services and the different support needs of the individuals we work with; the role of a Senior Support Worker is one with great diversity and challenges for employees at any stage of their career.


The role of a Senior Support Worker is one in which you will be required to work as part of a team as well as lead a team on a daily basis.


As a Senior Support Worker, the day-to-day tasks that you will be required to complete can include:


· Leading shifts and deputising for the service manager

· Supporting individuals with the administration of medication and recording the administration of medication

· Supporting with writing and updating of service user reviews, support plans and risk assessments

· Supporting with personal care needs and nutritional needs

· Supporting with laundry duties and cooking and cleaning

· Supporting with finances and other administrative tasks

· Supporting with moving and handling requirements and using hoists

· Supporting with making and attending medical appointments, ensuring accurate comprehensive records are kept.

· Supporting with social activities and accessing community-based services including those required to promote health and wellbeing.

· Supervision and Appraisal of staff

· Liaising with families, internal and external professionals to implement and deliver agreed support

· Completing daily observation sheets, ensuring a smooth flow of information to facilitate good communication within the staffing team, as well as professionals who require viewing of these.

· Supporting the team and individuals we support with Safeguarding requirements, completing incident reports as/when required and ensuring that relevant Safeguarding policies and procedures are understood and followed by yourself and your staff team.

· Fully implementing policies and procedures of the organisation and that all recording systems are completed accurately on a regular basis. To sign to say that all policies and procedures have been read.

· Supporting the service manager with the rota and ensuring adequate cover of shifts

· Completing staff Inductions with new staff and supporting in the completion of any necessary training

· Supporting with DoLS applications and completing Mental Capacity Assessments

· Completing weekly/ monthly audits on Medication, Health and Safety, Infection Control and Fire Safety.

· Attending training, participating in supervision sessions with nominated manager and attending staff meetings as required by your line manager.


Apart from the duties summarised above, we retain the right to include other reasonable duties which are part of, and incidental to this type of work.


Everyone we support is an individual and our care plans reflect this.

We are able to offer a variety of hours and shifts, meaning you can find a job that suits your schedule, helps with your work / life balance and still enjoy the challenges and rewards of working in care.



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Interview process:
We will work with you to ensure most suitable dates/times for interview.
Interviews can either be conducted in service or via remote/video call, dependent on your preference and service tours/visits can be arranged at a later date. Ideally, we would love to initially meet you in person, however, we do appreciate the worries and anxiety that an interview can cause so are open to other options.


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.


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, belief, sexual orientation, age, and abilities. 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.



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