Support Worker

Leonard Cheshire Disability
9.20 GBP Hourly + / GBP17,989 Full Time
12 Sep 2017
10 Oct 2017
Contract Type

Support Worker (00440)

Location: Sobell Lodge - Staplehurst

Employment type: Permanent

Job type: Full time & part time avaliable

Full time to include working with a rota, includes weekends and you must be able to work to the shift pattern. 7-15.00hrs, 13.30-21.30 hrs, and night shifts may occasionally be required.

Part time hours to include shorter shifts 7-11 am and 16.30-21.30 including weekends.

Salary: GBP9.20 per hour/ GBP17,989 Full Time

Closing Date: 22 September 2017

Do you???

Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?

Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?

If so??? Leonard Cheshire Disability offers you the chance to become part of a great team!

About us

Leonard Cheshire is the leader in enriching the lives of disabled people. We are the largest disability non-profit organisation in the UK, with around 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.

We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and be part of a team who are passionate making a positive impact on the lives of disabled people. You will have opportunities to learn and grow in your role, building your skills and knowledge in partnership with others.

About the role

Disability affects everyone differently. We need you to provide tailored day-to-day support to ensure the needs of the people who use our services are met in positive and creative ways. It's a job that can be challenging at times, but this is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It's an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It's a career that you can feel proud of.

You will provide assistance with care, personal support, daily living tasks or activities to customers in order to support them attain their full potential, maximise options available and encourage choice, participation and motivation.

You will be involved in supporting service users with all aspects of daily living including their physical care and personal hygiene needs, ensuring that their independence is preserved and developed as far as possible. Applicants will need the ability to work as part of a team, to work rota hours, maintain accurate records and be willing to undertake required training. You may also escort service users to access services including recreational, educational and leisure facilities in the community. Being able to drive and prepared to drive the homes minibuses, although not essential, would be desirable.

About you (please see the job description for full details)

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • To be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people.
  • To bring great positive energy.
  • To work well as part of a team.
  • To be flexible as we work shifts and weekend working is often required.
  • To demonstrate a commitment to Leonard Cheshire Disability's ethos and values.

You don't need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of providing personal care is advantageous. You will however, need plenty of enthusiasm and passion for our work.

We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:

  • Fair and competitive pay rates.
  • Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
  • Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice).
  • Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates.
  • Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).
  • Access to child-care vouchers (salary sacrifice).
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme.

Leonard Cheshire Disability welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

A satisfactory disclosures check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.

Shortlisting for this role may take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once a suitable candidate has been appointed.

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