• Full Time
  • Part Time
  • Salary: £12.13 per hour

Website Southdown Housing Association

Are you kind, caring, resilient and creative? We think you’ll find support work both stimulating and rewarding. You might have useful transferable skills gained in areas like the arts, hospitality or security industries. The key here is the ability to read people and act accordingly.

We currently have a vacancy for a Support Worker at Alinora Crescent in Goring by Sea. The service is home to three men and four women with learning disabilities, some of whom have Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or epilepsy. Some have complex behaviour support needs and live in their own apartments next door to the bungalow.

The aim of the service is to support the clients to participate fully in all aspects of their home and out in the community. We work closely as a team to achieve this and to maintain our excellent standards; therefore, the ability to communicate clearly and to contribute ideas is important to the continued success of this service.

Some people are happy not having much responsibility at work. Others prefer their days to be filled with variety and rising to challenges that make the most of their skills. If you’re in the latter group but feel unfulfilled, make the move to Southdown as a Support Worker.

A local company with a local presence, we’re one of the largest not-for-profit specialist providers of care, support and housing services in Sussex, with over 450 staff and 200 clients. We also value our staff very highly. Many of our managers are home grown and one third of our staff have been with us for more than 10 years. Our senior teams are accessible too, plus our central specialist teams are always available to provide additional support when needed.

The real challenge for our Support Workers is to help our clients achieve independent living. That means supporting people with their daily tasks like cleaning and cooking and personal care – whatever’s needed so that they can lead as normal a life as possible. That can include being there for celebrations and good times, and it can also be helping someone deal with difficult emotions or situations.

Southdown is a psychologically informed organisation where the well-being and happiness of our employees matter. We’re committed to creating a positive and compassionate work environment where employees feel valued, respected and inspired to do their best. In addition, we’re a family-friendly employer that recognises the importance of a work-life balance. If you share our values and want to work for an organisation that helps change lives for the better, we want to hear from you.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and are fully committed to supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and welcome applications from all candidates that meet our job specifications.  If you feel there is a barrier that potentially prevents you from applying, do get in contact with us at jobs@southdown.org  as we are always happy to discuss (or arrange a discussion with the recruiting manager) to explore if any reasonable adjustments can be made to support your application.

Closing date for applications: 13th February 2024

Interviews will be held: 26th February 2024

To apply for this job please visit www.southdown.org.