Outreach Support Worker

Job Type: Support worker
Location: West Kent and Medway
Salary: £16,200 - £17,400 per annum + benefits + mileage + essential user allowance (pro rata)
Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Avenues is a specialist provider of social care, supporting people with complex needs to enjoy life.

We are looking for a full-time support workers to join the team at our Young People Support service which supports people aged 6-25, who may be on the autism spectrum, across Kent and Medway.

Support will include community/social activities, education, learning, developing life skills, and relationships with peers.

Working hours are usually Monday to Saturday and workers have 1 or 2 Saturdays off a month. Hours also start around 8am/9am and latest finish is 6pm/7pm (this might change depending on the needs of the service).

Our services are shaped around each person, and we work with their families and other professionals to understand what they need. We then support them with everyday activities like taking a shower, making a cup of tea, or trying something new.

Due to the nature of this role it is essential for successful applicants to hold a full valid UK driving licence, to have access to their own vehicle, and to have business insurance.

An essential user allowance is paid to staff for using their own vehicles.

Benefits of working for Avenues Group
  • 31 annual leave days including bank holidays (pro-rated)
  • Career progression and internal opportunities
  • Sector leading learning and development facilities
  • Ongoing support from local and central teams
  • The ability to build long-term relationships with the people we support
  • A permanent, stable job in an ever-growing organisation
  • Company pension scheme
What skills and expertise will you need?

Previous experience or training is desirable (although we provide lots of that). You will need to demonstrate that you share our values of Respect, Excellence, Integrity and Pride, and…

  • be caring and sympathetic
  • be passionate about supporting others
  • having previous experience supporting children and/or young people is beneficial
  • have knowledge of autism and associated complex and emotional needs

Apply today by sending an up-to-date CV to applysoutheast@avenuesgroup.org.uk or call us on 0203 535 0509 to find out more about careers with Avenues and how you can make a difference to someone’s life.

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