Support Worker (SW/GENSING/FT)



£8.57 - £8.57/hour

Job Location
- United Kingdom -- England -- South East England -- East Sussex -- St Leonards

Job Type

Friday, February 07, 2020

Support Worker

Location: Aspens - Gensing, Gensing Road, St Leonards-on-sea, East Sussex, TN380HE

We are expanding our long standing team by recruiting two support workers to work across both a supported living environment and communities’ settings.  

We have a relaxed supportive environment with a friendly a team that genuinely cares for the people we support!

Gensing opened in 2006 with a block of 15 supported living flats and has been expanding into supporting people in the local communities. We support people with high functioning autism and mental health needs so that they can live a full life.

No two days are the same as we support in a variety of ways including group settings, NHS meetings, court appointments and advocacy, PIP benefit assessments/tribunals, day to day life and much more. You will have to be resilient as our service users can on occasion display behaviours that challenge which is primarily verbal. 

We encourage and support at many activities which include sporting events, festivals, music gigs, historical events and even jet skiing! We also support on holidays abroad which have included trips to Germany, Russia, America and many more!

Our support workers get specialised training along with diverse experience which often leads to careers in social work, psychiatric nursing, occupational health and other specialist fields.

37 hours per week (various shifts between 8am and 10pm along with every other weekend). There are no split shifts.

About us

At Aspens, we have over 100 years of experience in supporting people with learning disabilities and on the autism spectrum as well as children, young people and adults with a range of disabilities or complex needs. We are here to provide practical and emotional support at all levels of independence, in everyday environments and in the community so that each member of our extended family is empowered to live the way they choose. In fact, our most powerful advances come from the people we support, because they tell us how it should be.  

Support Worker Requirements

  • Full driving licence

  • NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social Care or willingness to work towards the qualification

  • Flexibility to work shifts including some weekends, late shifts, weekends, sleep in duties and willing to support on service user holidays

  • Support worker / Carer Experience essential 

  • Need to be flexible to travel across East Sussex

  • Good grasp of Maths and English

  • Positive ‘can-do’ Attitude

  • Friendly, Positive, Resilient, Calm and Helpful

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Good Sense of Humour

  • Team worker

  • Confident to work alone

  • Flexible and Trustworthy

  • Patient and Caring Attitude

  • Good at active listening

  • Willing to learn

  • Open minded

  • Autism and Mental Health experience an advantage

The ideal support worker should be comfortable lone working, be confident, caring, able to assist with recording finances, medication & writing and recording daily information. Drivers are preferable due to locations.

Pay and Benefits

  • Hourly rate of £8.57 per hour

  • Permanent contract & guaranteed hours

  • 45p per mile fuel allowance paid between support sessions

  • Holidays 22 days plus bank holidays

  • 6 week set rota and no split shifts

  • Team building days

  • Full Induction

  • Paid Training

  • Ongoing employee training and development which includes specialist training

  • Caring supportive teams

  • Pension enrolment

  • Bonuses for new employee referrals

  • Free DBS check

Any offer would be subject to Disclosure and Barring checks and satisfactory employment references.

Whether you are experienced carer / support worker, or someone looking for a change in career if you are caring, compassionate and up for a challenge, APPLY NOW. If you need further information, please contact Stephen on 0330 335 8998

Contact information

Stephen Forster

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