The Aldingbourne Trust is a genuinely respected employer with consistently positive feedback being shared via our regular staff and volunteer surveys. In October 2010 we earned the Investors in People Gold Standard and regularly have opportunities for people to join our award winning teams.
The Aldingbourne Trust is able to offer a comprehensive induction and excellent training opportunities, generous annual leave, pension, life assurance, counselling service, child care and cycle vouchers schemes.
There are four ways you can work with us:
- General job vacancies
- Through our dedicated care workers job agency, Support Workers Direct
- Become a bank support worker
Support Workers Direct - Bognor Regis - Negotiable
Support Workers Direct (SWD) works like an internal agency for the Aldingbourne Trust, providing Bank Support Workers for the other projects. In addition, SWD have their own customers which Bank Support Workers support, and they also provide bespoke holidays for the people we support which Bank Support Workers can get involved with.
The holders of this key post within the Aldingbourne Trust are therefore responsible for enabling our the people we support to live the lives they choose safely, while developing their own independence. You will work as part of teams with staff and the people we support to ensure that emotional, social, medical and material needs are recognised, assessed and met.
You are expected to meet the requirements of the Care Standards Act and Regulations, ensuring your work meets the standards set out by the Care Quality Commission and other legal requirements including the West Sussex Safeguarding and Medication policies.
Support Workers Direct is a subsidiary of The Aldingbourne Trust.
This role provides support for a variety of people with a wide range of needs. You will be expected to deliver high standards of support, as part of a dedicated team.
To join the team, no previous experience is required. However, we are looking for a caring nature and a genuine desire to make a real difference.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Julie Williams on 01243 838537.
Support Workers - Bognor Regis - £16,920 to £20,928 per annum (salary pro rata and will be dependent on skills and experience)
We are looking for support workers, full and part-time and also for 6 month maternity cover, to join our friendly team at our Supported Living Service in Bognor Regis.
People we support live in their own flats in the community and we help them manage their day-to-day lives and realise their dreams. People have varied abilities; most need support with cooking, cleaning, managing their home and personal support including medication and personal care. Some need behavioural support. We actively encourage people to pursue their dreams, and to try out new experiences, and we would welcome anyone with a sense of adventure, enthusiasm, and lots of passion to apply. Please note that living an 'ordinary' life means being able to go out and stay out late such as visiting pubs, clubs, trips to the theatre, cinema etc as such shift times will vary.
In addition to working as part of the wider team we are keen to recruit people who have previous experience of working with people with autism / complex health needs. 'H' lives at Milton Lodge and has a dedicated team to support her. H is autistic and diabetic. H loves going out in her car so being a driver is essential as H will go out most days. H needs staff that can work with her within her existing routines but also work in a planned and co-ordinated way to broaden her experiences and introduce new opportunities.
We are seeking people who are:
Over the age of 18, flexible to work on a rota covering early mornings, day and evening shifts, alternate weekends and sleep-in shifts.
Salary in range of £16,290.38 - £20,928.27
(based on 37.5 hours per week but pro rata if part-time and dependent on skills and experience)
Closing Date - 5.00 pm on Friday 17 November
Lead, Horticultural and Site - Fontwell - £18,776 to £22,101 per annum (salary dependent on skills and experience)
The Aldingbourne Country Centre is located on the edge of the South Downs National Park - we provide vocational training for people with learning disabilities across a range of activities and are an established visitor attraction in the area drawing over 60,000 visitors a year.
By providing Horticultural and Gardening services on site you will be working alongside the people we support helping them to learn associated vocational skills. In addition to working on site there may be opportunities to provide this service within the local community.
The successful applicant will have overall responsibility for ensuring that the grounds of the Centre present an attractive and welcoming environment for everyone. The role will have some staff supervision responsibilities you will manage our gardener/horticultural support staff member.
You will be required to develop excellent working relationships with Country Centre staff, volunteers, the people we support and visitors to the Country Centre. You will be supported by the Senior Support with responsibility for Horticulture, Events, Farm and Retail and the Country Centre team.
Due to the nature of this role, some weekend working is required including public holidays.
Rotas will be agreed on a monthly rolling basis.
The contractual hours for this post are 37.5 hours per week based on working 5 days from 7 (dependent on rotas), including some weekend and public holidays.
Wood Recycling Workshop Support - Fontwell - Competitive
The post holder will be responsible for the day to day supervision and vocational support of adults with a learning disability in the Wood department. The post holder will be responsible to the Wood department Senior and will liaise with the senior, other craft departments and the shop in the development of appropriate project work. This is a flexible role and will also include the support and direction of the volunteers within the department.
The recycled wood workshop provides training and learning opportunities through its commercial activities. The post holder will support this training and development including participation in the Centre's reporting and tracking schemes (e.g. iplanit).
A positive and practical attitude towards care in the community must be shown. The post holder should have very good team working and communication skills, excellent practical experience from within the industry or education, and the ability to design and develop attractive products from recycled wood, to be made by the people we support and of sufficient quality to be sold in our Country Centre Shop and beyond.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week based on working 5 days from 7 (dependent on rotas),
including some weekend and public holidays
Salary £ Competitive (dependent on skills and experience)