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Support workers needed for care company expansion

Support workers needed for care company expansion

Avens Ltd. care agency based in East Sussex is looking for support workers as they prepare to open two new supported living properties in coastal Sussex.

The new homes for adults with learning disabilities will increase the company's total number of supported living beds by 17 percent and provide full time jobs for 10 support workers.

Privately-owned Avens employs 180 experienced staff who are fully trained for their role by Avens' award winning in-house education and training department. All staff are required to undertake training, including Common Induction Standards 2010, Diploma's in Health and Social Care at levels 2 and 3 and a range of other specialist training.

This expansion means the company's aim is to grow substantially over the next three years is currently ahead of target. The Directors of Avens recently nominated Development Director Jennifer Prus, onto the board to facilitate the company's target growth by seeking opportunities to expand both the supported living and residential care aspects of the business. It is hoped she will establish useful contacts both within the care industry and with private landlords who may be interested in an alternative option when it to comes to renting out their property. Jennifer said: "Although we have hopes of expansion, it is important to us not to lose the company's caring ethos and to continue to provide quality care to individuals in this region, ensuring they have a role in their local community.

The new properties will be managed by Greg Mierzejewski who has previously spent 8 years working for the Avens group. Greg said of the new service: "We fully endorse and support the Government's vision to have a society where everyone is respected and included as an equal member of the community and for people to have the opportunity to fulfil their potential. By recruiting dedicated members of staff and taking a pro-active approach to their continued professional development, Avens will continue to provide East Sussex with a high service and offer excellent value.