Support Worker – Part Time/Bank (Learning Disabilities)

Location
Dartington
Contract
Start Date
ASAP
Salary
£9.91 - £10.59 per hour
Application Closes
July 9, 2022 11:59 pm

Support Workers – Part Time / Bank (Learning Disabilities)
Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, Devon

Salary scale: £9.91 – £10.59 per hour (dependant on qualifications)
Working hours: Early to School (15 hours per week, term time only), part-time days (20 hours per week), or bank shifts available. Please indicate on your application which role you would be interested in.

We are looking for amazing part-time Day Support Workers to join the team within our 10 bed Residential & Short Break Home in Dartington.

About the Role

Children and young people with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want every person we support to have a great life with excellent outcomes. We couldn’t achieve that without all the great Support Workers who join our care teams. It all starts with you!

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Support Worker. Our 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 them all together is their desire to work with young learning-disabled people, make their lives better and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence. Our 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 young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.

About Us

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.

About You

Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). Though this qualification is by no means essential, a willingness to gain the qualification within two years is required.

Defined as a “Good” provider by Ofsted, Robins are looking for “Outstanding” staff who will deliver support in a professional, caring way.

In return, we would like to support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and an amazing array of training opportunities, we will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career.

Benefits

We are a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits:

– 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with service
– Annual incremental pay rises (within grade)
– Pension and Life Assurance (T&C’s apply)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Eden Red)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&C’s apply)
– Comprehensive induction and training programs

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Lead Support Worker, Young Person’s Support Worker, Children’s Support Worker, Social Care Worker, or Care Worker.

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BBC Radio NewsListen back now

Thank you to BBC Radio Devon for the brilliant introduction to Lifework services and volunteering. If you missed it and want to listen back you will find all the links below:

Paddleboarding:
Sarah-Jane (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p09lg9rp 1hr 46min
Maisie & Zoe (SUP) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvnf 1hr 28min

Volunteering:
Kat Lacy (Lifeworks) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv2y 1hr 26min
Richard Crompton (Trustee) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv8m 1hr 27min
Matt (Young Volunteer) & Helen https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv6h 1hr 26min
Lisa (Mercer Volunteer) https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljvfz 1hr 26min
Ken (volunteer)https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p09ljv08 1hr 26min

 

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