Community Support Worker

Location Brighton

Salary £9.98-£11.41 p.h.

Application Deadline 09 November 2020

Job Summary 

Chailey Heritage Foundation is a pioneering charity providing education, care and transition planning for young people aged 3-25 with complex physical disabilities and health needs.

In this unique role you will split your time working both here on-site within our vibrant Futures provision – The Hub and out in the community at a young persons home or facilitating access to activities, events or attractions.

No day is the same and as such this role is varied, exciting and highly rewarding.

What Makes Us Different?

  • Our Community Support Workers are able to spend longer periods of time with the young adults and therefore do not move from call to call, you may sometimes spend a full day with one young adult.
  • You will work with a small group of young adults so you can really get to know those that you are supporting.
  • Although driving is essential, you will not be expected to spend the entire shift driving from one location to another.
  • You will split your time working on-site and out in the community

About Us

Chailey Heritage Pathways, part of Chailey Heritage Foundation, offers highly specialist care for children, young people and young adults with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments and associated health needs.

We provide a flexible way for families to access highly specialist care and support, both at home and in the community, facilitating access to activities, events or attractions.

We are very proud of the warm, caring and professional relationships our staff build with the children and young people and as such, are looking to recruit a new Community Support Worker to widen our reach into the community.

We are based in North Chailey close to Haywards Heath and provide support in the community in Sussex and Surrey.

Day to Day Responsibilities

  • Various shifts available- between 7:30am and 9:00pm, candidates must be flexible to work over 7 days, including weekends.
  • Attend to the personal care, social needs and meal support of young people within their own homes.
  • Support with accessing the local community to attend appointments or social activities.
  • Assist in creating an environment where the client can achieve the greatest possible independence.


  • Full, valid driving licence and your own transport is essential. Mileage will be paid at 40p per mile.
  • Experience in supporting vulnerable people.
  • Understand the importance of treating people with respect to promote independence.
  • You will have excellent communication skills, be reliable, flexible, honest and trustworthy.

Why join us?

  • Competitive rates of pay for full time hours starting at £9.98 per hour rising to £11.41, plus 40p per mile, mileage
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Comprehensive benefits package (please click here for further details)
  • Full time, part time and bank positions available
  • Opportunities to further develop your career via training and development
  • An excellent mileage allowance

Strictly no Agencies

Chailey Heritage Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults; as such an enhanced DBS disclosure is required.

Chailey Heritage Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion for all its young people and staff. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. 

As part of our recruitment process, Chailey Heritage Foundation (CHF) collects and processes personal data relating to job applicants. CHF is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that data to meet its obligations under GDPR. Please ensure you have reviewed our privacy policy prior to completing an application with us.

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The 'My Benefits' Package

Staff at Chailey Heritage Foundation have access to a comprehensive benefits package.

Refer a Friend If you know of an external candidate who you believe might be suitable for any o... We are family friendly! CHF have a range of family-friendly policies aimed at helping our staff to manag... Active Discounts The place for all the best savings on everything from holidays to fitness tracke... Annual Leave A generous annual leave scheme, entitlements rising with length of service... Appreciation Awards Our Appreciation Awards are presented in Love 2 Shop vouchers at key milest... Car Leasing Due to our rural location, we understand the need for our staff to have safe and... Cycle 2 Work As part of our commitment to improve the health and wellbeing of our staff, we h... Employee Assistance We are committed to ensuring the health, safety and welfare of our employees. We... Family Discounts To help improve your work, life and family balance, we are delighted to offer yo... Gym Discounts It feels good to be healthy and exercise is known to boost your mood and wellbei... Health Care Cash Plan Looking after your health is important but it can be costly. Sovereign Health Ca... Mobile Phone Discounts Do you want a great deal on your next mobile phone contract? If so, Voice Mobile... Onsite Facilities You will also have access to the onsite gym, at a cost of £15 pcm. Staff a... Pension We are pleased to offer Aviva as our pension provider. Our pension is run in lin...
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