Support Worker (East Sussex) - Avens Support Living Sussex
Would you like to support a fun, diverse group of people and make a real difference to their lives?
Avens Supported Living Sussex are currently searching for caring, committed and professional people to join our team of support workers in East Sussex. We have both full time and bank contracts available. Shift patterns include weekdays (10:00-15:00), Core Hours (15:00-22:00, 07:30-10:00), some weekends and sleep-ins.
Position(s) available: Support Worker
Contract(s) available: Full time, Bank
Salary: Starting at National Minimum Wage or Living Wage with opportunity to earn more depending on responsibilities, experience and qualifications.
About the Applicant:
We are looking for support workers who can demonstrate compassion and empathy in their approach to caring, either through previous roles in Social Care or in other roles. We pride ourselves in delivering Person Centered Care and support. If you have the right values for our organisation, you will be supported by a program of continuous training and development.
Previous experience is desirable but not essential as training will be provided, along with an induction process which includes various interviews and trial shifts. This gives those who are new to care a chance to get a feel for what the role entails and grow in confidence while being supported by an experienced member of staff.
About the Role:
Please download the job description for the position of Support Worker here.
In the supported living setting, you will be supporting between one and four adults with learning disabilities. As part of your role, you will be dealing with challenging behaviour, refocusing those behaviours, and supporting customers with planning activities and helping them achieve goals, while offering guidance to enable individuals to live independently in their own home. Ultimately you are there to ensure that anyone you care for is happy, healthy, secure and safe.
Avens will be able to provide you with training from our award-winning in-house training department including:
· Safeguarding Adults, Mental Capacity Act and Deprivation of Liberty Awareness
· Medication Administration and Awareness Training
· Person Centered Non Abusive Psychological and Physical Intervention (NAPPI)
· Autism Awareness
· Dementia Awareness
· Mental Health Awareness
· Equality and Diversity Training
plus many more training topics that will help you understand and develop in your role.
We also enroll our staff on the Care Certificate and Level 2 or 3 in the Diploma for Health and Social Care, in line with their job role.
How to Apply
If this sounds like the right opportunity for you then please complete our online application form by clicking the "Apply Online" button below.
To find out more you can either consult our "Being a Carer" section, which goes into more detail as to what Avens considers care and carers to be about, or you can check our FAQ page, where Avens answers common questions that crop up in care work.
If you have any other questions then please call our office on 01892 669520 (open Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-3) or contact us.