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Support Worker

Support Worker

Location: The Regent - Penrith
Job Type: Full time, part time & occasional hours, Permanent
Salary: £8.66 per hour (£16,933 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)
Closing Date: 8 February 2020

We have a number of shifts available, days and nights, full or part-time guaranteed hours, or occasional hours if you prefer working with flexibility.

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

Are you looking for a rewarding new opportunity?

Your new role:

The Regent in Penrith is an independent Supported Living service, providing innovative and person-centred support to enable individuals with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illnesses and challenging behaviours, to live as independently as possible within their own homes and local community.

As a Support Worker you will provide a high level of tailored support, ensuring the needs of our service users are met in positive and creative ways. You’ll assist with daily tasks including some personal care, daily cleaning tasks, medication, supporting to appointments and social events within the community, support to grocery shop and cooking of meals. Doing this whilst encouraging choice and participation on a day to day basis, will result in you enabling the people we support to attain their full potential, living the life they choose.

You will receive ongoing training and development to build your skills, experience and career.

It’s a job that can be challenging but is balanced by the unrivalled sense of satisfaction. This is an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It is a career that you can feel proud of!

You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of the care sector is an advantage. You will, however, need plenty of enthusiasm and passion for our work!

To be successful in this role you will need:

- To be compassionate, creative, 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.

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 6,000 employees, supporting over 30,000 disabled people across our global operations.

You can be part of a team who are passionate about 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.

In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, health plan, competitive life cover benefit, cycle to work benefits (salary sacrifice), employee assistance program, contributory pension scheme and so much more!

Interviews will be held on a Thursday.

Leonard Cheshire actively encourages applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

A satisfactory disclosure 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.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Healthcare Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Assistant, Care Provider, Personal Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, Charities, Charity, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector etc.

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