We are currently looking for support workers to join our expanding team.
Supporting Independence Ltd is a small, independent company providing supported living and outreach services to the following client groups:
- Adults with autism/Asperger’s syndrome
- Adults with learning difficulties and complex needs
- Adults with mental health issues
We currently have two supported living sites, one in Findon and one in Littlehampton. We also provide outreach support to people in the surrounding areas.
Our Registered Manager is undertaking the BSc Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities degree at the Tizard Centre and the whole staff team are starting to learn about Positive Behaviour Support and how to implement these strategies.
We encourage applications from both males and females.
Experience within our client group is advantageous but people who are willing to learn, are self-motivated and have a caring nature are welcome to apply.
Recording information is a vital part of the support worker role and so a good standard of written English is required. Knowledge of basic word and excel is also desired.
We use person centred approaches and positive behaviour support which applicants must be fully supportive of and adhere to.
Drivers are preferred but not essential.
Our hours include weekends, sleeping nights and awake nights.
A typical day could include:
- Meal support
- Social outings – going to the pub, attending church, cinema etc
- Cleaning their home
- Looking after animals
- Personal care
- Administering medication
- Supporting with finances and paying bills
With each interaction of support our staff encourage the client to do as much for themselves as they are able.
We are also looking for live-in carers to work on a week on/week off rota, although this could be flexible.
We offer competitive rates of pay and the opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills through ongoing training and team support. All posts are subject to DBS checks and satisfactory references.