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Support Worker - Female Only*

Support Worker - Female Only* 

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. 

We offer an environment where you can be part of a team who are passionate 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. 

Position: Support Worker 
Location: Sobell Lodge, Staplehurst 
Job type: Part Time, Permanent 
Hours: 31.5 hours per week, including weekends 
Salary: £9.48 per hour / £15,570 for 31.5 hours) 
Benefits: Fair and competitive pay rates. Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit. Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell, depending on needs (salary sacrifice). Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates. Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice). Access to child-care vouchers (salary sacrifice). Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

About the role: 

We have night shifts available. 

Must be available for day time training during Induction. 

Are you looking for a rewarding new opportunity? 

Your new role: 

As a Support Worker / Healthcare Assistant, you will provide a high level of tailored, personal care and support, ensuring the needs of the people who use our services are met in positive and creative ways. You’ll assist with daily tasks including personal care, medication and assistance at mealtimes. Encouraging choice and participation on a day to day basis you will enable our customers to attain their full potential, living the life they choose by. 

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

It’s a job that can be challenging at times but is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term 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! 

About you: 

No experience needed! 

You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of providing personal care is advantageous. 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, and 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 required. 

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

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. 

*Because of the personal services provided an occupational requirement applies to this post, under the Equality Act 2010. 

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