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Hours per week:
up to 37.5
The Grace Eyre Foundation is a charity that has been working with people with learning disabilities since 1898, across Sussex and parts of London and head office based in Hove. Our mission is to be led by people with learning disabilities in delivery of high-quality housing, support, employment, and activities in their local communities.
Grace Eyre are entering a period of rapid growth in the West Sussex area and are taking on new work every week. We need committed, enthusiastic support workers to provide our Outreach support service to our customers with learning disabilities and or mental health conditions
Would you like to work with people with learning disabilities and or mental health conditions in their own homes in West Sussex? Do you want to make a difference in peoples’ lives? If you are motivated, enthusiastic and wish to provide a high-quality service for people with we would love to hear from you. We are looking for support workers to work in customers’ own homes across the Southern Choices West Sussex region including Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey, Worthing, and Southwick.
We welcome applicants with experience in similar roles although experience is not everything: if you are the right person, are caring, committed and enthusiastic, we will provide all the training and development you need to become an excellent support worker.
The role involves promoting individuals’ independence by enabling them to build on their strengths and achieve their goals, dreams and wishes. You will be supporting individuals in their own home and in the community with all aspects of daily living skills, including personal care, cooking, budgeting and being part of the community.
You will be part of a rota system with a variety of support sessions with our customers, ranging from one hour to eight hours per session. Some sessions will be in people’s own homes and some will involve taking them out to enjoy the local community and further afield.
A car driver would be desirable though not essential.
Successful applicants will be required to provide details of 2 referees (one must be your most recent employer) and undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.
No applicant for employment or employee will be treated less favorable 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/neurodiverse.
Staff benefits include enhanced holiday entitlement, cycle to work scheme, generous refer-a-friend scheme, one paid volunteering day a year, enhanced employer pension contribution, enhanced death in service, training and development opportunities and flexible working opportunities.
We are a living wage employer and have been accredited as an Investors in People employer. We have level 2 disability confident employer status.
Closing Date: 04/10/2021
Interviews will take place the week commencing: 11/10/2021