Senior Support Worker (Supported Living)

Location: Walmer, Deal
Mongeham Way, Walmer, CT14 7IZ
Millers Road, Walmer, CT14 7FA

Responsible To: Line Manager/Senior Support Worker
Hours of Work:
Full-time or part-time, up to 40 hours per week
Hourly Rate of Pay: £11.92 per hour

Approximate start date of November 2023

Empowerment. Inclusivity. Integrity.

What you can expect from us:

  • Fantastic paid training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
  • DBS PAID by us (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), 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
  • Free on-site parking






About the Service:

·         We work across Kent, Bexley, East Sussex, West Sussex and Surrey; supporting individuals with autism spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities across residential care homes, supported living homes, day services and our fantastic outreach programme.

·         Each of our services is unique and supports individuals with different support needs. Because of this, Aspens Charities are able to offer a variety of amazing roles and challenges to suit what you may be looking for.

·        We are currently recruiting for two new Supported living Homes (total of 8 beds across 2 sites) for adults with learning disabilities in Walmer (a town in the district of Dover).

Aspens’ supported living accommodation services provide opportunities for people to experience a more independent way of living.

·         Each person is assessed to identify their preferences and the required level of support. We support people with a wide range of needs, from moderate to more complex. We have a flexible, person-centred approach, adapting our care and support to an individual's needs. 

·         We work closely with individuals to promote independent living, always making their safety, health and well-being the number one priority. 

·         Those who access our supported living services rent their accommodation either as a self-contained flat or as a ‘shared home’ with communal areas. Most people who live in supported living have moved either from their family home or from a residential service.

About the Role:

At Aspens we work across Kent, Sussex and Surrey; supporting individuals with autistic spectrum conditions, learning disabilities and physical disabilities.

As a Support Worker, you will work as part of a strong and dedicated team, playing a big role in the support we give those that live there throughout their day to day lives.

Along with your general caring responsibilities (including some personal care and assisting those with physical disabilities or mobility issues) your role will include supporting with many exciting activities such as baking, painting or learning to play an instrument as well as other activities out in the local community.


Are you an experienced Care Professional looking to move into a rewarding leadership role?

Then being a Senior Support Worker at Aspens could be the perfect next step for you!

As a senior Support Worker, you will assist the amazing people we support in their day to day lives, ranging from personal care in the morning, supporting them tin their daily activities and encouraging them to lead their life as independently as possible.
You could also have the pleasure of supporting individuals in a range of exciting activities from arts and crafts and baking in the home to horse riding, swimming, trips to the seaside, picnics and so much more!

About You:
As a senior support worker, you should have a level 3 qualification in Health and Social Care or be prepared 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.
Due to the nature of the people we support, there are times when behaviours of concern do arise and so it is vital that you are able to stay 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.

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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