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Activities Enablers (Seasonal and Permanent Roles)

Location: Totnes TQ9, UK
Salary: £12.00 per hour
Working Hours: Saturdays from 09.30 to 16.30 (term-time only) and/or Monday to Thursdays from 09.30 to 16.30 (during school holidays)
Closing Date: June 26, 2024 11:59 pm
Start Date: ASAP

More about the Role

Do you have a passion for supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities to reach their full potential through fun and enriching experiences?

We’re seeking enthusiastic Enablers to join our vibrant community activities team! You’ll play a vital role in supporting our service users to develop new skills, build friendships, and explore exciting activities – all in a safe and caring environment.

Our Programs:

• Saturday Club: Provides a supportive and engaging environment for social interaction and learning new skills during term-time (runs 36 weeks a year).
• Holiday Club: Keeps the fun going operating Monday – Thursday during school holidays! (runs 10 weeks a year)

What you’ll do:

• Support young people and adults with learning disabilities or complex needs in a small, friendly team.
• Provide safe, high-quality, and person-centred care, helping individuals achieve their goals and aspirations in a fun and inclusive environment.
• Lead a variety of social activities like arts, sports, and holiday programs – chosen by the participants themselves! Expect exciting days filled with baking, team games, and even snow tubing!

We offer two contract options:

• Saturday Club: Permanent or 1 year fixed-term contract working Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm during term-time (36 weeks per year).
• Holiday Club: Permanent or seasonal fixed-term contract working Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for 40 days across school holidays (10 weeks per year – Every half-term, 1 week at Christmas, 2 at Easter and 4 in the Summer).

About you

Who we’re looking for:

• Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities is preferred. However, we also welcome applications from those with experience in youth or community settings with a passion for supporting young people and adults.
• A genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
• Excellent communication, patience, and a positive attitude.

Make a Difference and Build Your Career at Lifeworks!

Job Benefits

We’re passionate about supporting our staff just as much as we are about supporting our service users. When you join our team, you can expect:

• A Real Living Wage of £12.00 per hour
• 28 days of paid holiday (pro-rated for part time) which due to the nature of the role, will be paid to you on top of your hourly rate meaning you’ll receive £13.44 per hour.
• A fully funded DBS check and update service to ensure a smooth onboarding process.
• Access valuable resources including an employee assistance program to support your mental and emotional health.

Who we are

Since 1996, we’ve been empowering people with learning disabilities in Devon to achieve their dreams and build fulfilling lives. Our core values of kindness, respect, and positivity guide everything we do.

Building a Diverse and Safe Team:

At Lifeworks, we’re committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities who meet the job criteria, and we guarantee qualified candidates with disabilities an interview.

However, ensuring a safe environment for everyone we support is our top priority. Therefore, all staff undergo pre-employment checks, reference checks, and an enhanced DBS check.

Early Applications Encouraged!

This vacancy is scheduled to close on the 26th June but may close earlier if suitable candidates are identified. To ensure your application is considered for the first round of shortlisting, submit it by Monday 3rd June.

Please contact Charley in the HR team if you should require any support (including completing the application process using other formats) or require any further information about the role.

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