Support Workers

Location
Torquay
Contract
Start Date
ASAP
Salary
£9.91 - £10.59 per hour
Application Closes
July 16, 2022 11:59 pm

Support Workers
Torquay, Devon
Salary scale: £9.91 – £10.59 per hour (dependant on qualifications)
Working hours: Full-time days (40 hours per week)

Care to make a difference to a young person’s life? Then this could be the career for you. We are now looking for Support Workers to join our team at Sesame, our adult residential home in Torquay.

About the Role

As a Support Worker, you will provide support to young adults with complex learning disabilities as they go about their daily lives. Sesame offers a safe environment, enabling residents to explore their potential and develop their level of independence with help from caring and skilled support staff.

You’ll receive full training and ongoing support in your role to build on your existing experience and enable you to achieve your career ambitions.

Delivering a high level of personal care, you will ensure the boundaries of choice, dignity and respect are maintained, and if necessary, safeguarding issues are pursued.

About Us

We are a Learning Disability charity based at Dartington in Devon. Across the local area, we have Children & Adults Residential Homes, a Further Education College and Community based programmes.

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 we 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

Although it is not a prerequisite, successful applicants will be expected to obtain the Care Certificate within an agreed timeframe.

Responsible, dependable and committed, as a Support Worker, you must also have a friendly, encouraging and easy-going attitude, as well as great communication skills.

In return, we would like to support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and amazing array of training opportunities; we will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress in 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&Cs apply)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Eden Red)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&Cs apply)
– Comprehensive induction & training programmes

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 specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.

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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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