Job reference number:
GE2308

Region:
West Sussex

Hours per week:
Up to 10 hours per week

Contract type:
Permanent

Salary:
£22,952.00 FTE Pro Rata + Sleep In shifts paid at £69.76 per shift

Do you want a job that will work flexibly around your current commitments.

Would you like a fun and fulfilling role that will help make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and autism?

The Grace Eyre Foundation is a charity that has been working with people with learning disabilities since 1898, across Sussex. Our mission is to be led by people with learning disabilities in the delivery of high-quality housing, support, employment, and activities in their local communities.

We are looking to recruit a team of flexible support workers to provide cover support for annual leave, sickness and training to some of our already established support services in Chichester, Bognor Regis and the surrounding area.

We have weekday, weekend and evening/sleep in shifts available.

Your role will be to support people with learning disabilities and autism with day to day tasks in either our supported living houses or out in in the community.

We support people with all aspects of their lives, such as daily living skills, medication, personal care and finances as well as accessing community activities.  You will need to have good communication skills and just enjoy spending time with people.

We are looking for people who are patient, compassionate, understanding and able to use their own initiative.

It is a rewarding and varied role and one that really makes a difference to the lives of the people we support. It helps them to live a fulfilled life and achieve their goals and dreams with a little help from people who care.

No experience is necessary. You probably already have the skills and attributes you need to make a great Support Worker, but you will receive full training.

A current valid driving license would be advantageous for this role but not essential.

No applicant for employment or employee will be treated less favourably than another on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership or pregnancy & maternity, and we encourage applications from people with learning disabilities or identify with being on the autistic spectrum/neuro-diverse.

Staff benefits include:

  • Enhanced holiday entitlement – Starting at 24 days a year increasing to a maximum of 29 days, plus bank holiday entitlement
  • Additional paid celebration day
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Generous refer-a-friend scheme of £400 once probation is completed after referral
  • One paid volunteering day a year
  • Enhanced employer pension contribution – 5% employer contribution
  • Death in service of triple the employees annual salary
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Free Blue Light Card
  • Banded Pay Scale’s with clear salary progression

We are also:
• A Living Wage employer
• Accredited as an Investors in People employer
• Accredited as a Level 2 Disability Confident employer

Successful applicants will be required to provide details of 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Please apply by filling in an application form or alternatively by sending a CV and cover letter to recruitment@grace-eyre.org. You can also apply by completing an accessible application form, downloading this  and emailing this to recruitment@grace-eyre.org. Please state clearly which job you are applying for and the location when emailing recruitment.

20220615 Accessible Application-Form format changed

Closing Date: Rolling Deadline

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