Community Outreach Support Worker
Location: Bognor Regis and surrounding areas (Littlehampton, Worthing and Chichester) with office base in Littlehampton
Hours of Work: Full-Time – 40 hours per week
Salary: £10.00 per hour
What you can expect from us:
Full training and career progression opportunities (including recognised qualifications in health and social care)
Flexible work arrangements with opportunities to take on additional bank shifts too.
30 Days Annual Leave (including Bank Holidays)
Nest Pension and Death in Service Benefit
Dedicated Employee Assistance Programme and Access to Mental Health First Aiders
Access to the Blue Light Card (providing discounts on the high street and online) as well as 25% discounts in our own stores and Cafés.
Refer a Friend Scheme, so you can earn up to £250 for every person you refer to work for Aspens
About the Role:
At Aspens we work across Kent and Sussex; 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 9/10am.
We are looking to build their team of Support Workers who also support other Service Users in the area.
Our shifts can include:
Weekdays various from 9am-6pm across a range of Service Users.
Evenings from 4pm till 9pm
Sleep in shifts 9pm-9/10am
Weekends: 9-1pm, 1-5pm 5-9pm and sleep in shifts (to include 7-10am next morning)
As well as some shorter sessions with Service Users
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 issues 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 plan
You will be willing to perform domestic duties and support individuals to take part in such tasks, such as preparing ingredients and cooking healthy meals.
You will provide personal care when required in a sensitive manner, and provide emotional and behavioural support when needed.
It is desirable that you are a 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 Service Users 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 websiteFurther infomation link: www.aspens.org.uk
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