Senior Support Worker – Days (Learning Disabilities)
Shinners Bridge, Dartington, Devon
Hours: Full-Time Days (40 hours per week)
Salary scale: £11.36 – £11.70 per hour
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Support Worker. Staff come from lots of different backgrounds, people with little or no experience but want a job that involves helping people, those who want a change of career, as well as experienced Support Workers.
The one thing that links all of them together is their desire to work with young people with learning disabilities, make their lives better and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence.
Support Workers certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.
No two days will be the same as you will get involved in a variety of different tasks and activities whilst helping the young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.
Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and must hold (or currently be studying to obtain) a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent).
In return the organisation will support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and an amazing array of training opportunities and will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career.
Based in South Devon, Lifeworks provide high-quality short breaks and residential care, community-based programmes and specialist further education to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. At Lifeworks, we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.
Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and they expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
Staff benefits include:
– 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with service
– Annual Incremental pay rises (within grade)
– Pension and Life Assurance (T&Cs apply)
– Enhanced Company Sick Pay (after qualifying period)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Charity Worker’s Discount)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&Cs apply)
– Comprehensive induction & training programs
As a Disability Confident Employer, applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.
If you require any further information about this role or support with the online application process (other formats available) please call the HR team on 01803 861066 or email [email protected]
Lifeworks are hosting a Recruitment Open Day on Friday 2nd December. We have various vacancies available, from Support Workers to Team Leaders. If you are interested in attending, you can drop in at any time between 9am – 6pm. Our address is Lescaze, Dartington, TQ9 6JD.