Want the chance to use and grow your skills and knowledge while making a difference to society?
Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
If so… Leonard Cheshire offers you the chance to become part of a great team!
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 7,000 employees, and we support more than 20,000 disabled people across our global operations. We honour our past, drawing on our legacy to inspire us for the future. We are in the exciting process of transforming into a modern, relevant and sustainable organisation.
We offer an environment where you can work with great leaders and 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 - Female Only
Location: Sobell Lodge, Staplehurst (commutable from Maidstone, Tonbridge, Ashford and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: Full time and Part time hours available; Full time - 7-15.00hrs, 13.30-21.30 hours, and occasional night shifts; Part time, 7-11 am and 16.30 to 21.30 including weekends.
Salary: £9.20 per hour / £17,989 per annum
Closing Date: 1st April 2019
About the role:
You will be involved in supporting service users with all aspects of daily living including their physical care and personal hygiene needs, ensuring that their independence is preserved and developed as far as possible. Applicants will need the ability to work as part of a team, to work rota hours, maintain accurate records and be willing to undertake required training. You may also escort service users to access services including recreational, educational and leisure facilities in the community. Being able to drive and prepared to drive the homes minibuses, although not essential, would be desirable.
- 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 often required.
- To demonstrate a commitment to Leonard Cheshire’s ethos and values.
- 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.
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.
Because of the personal services provided an occupational requirement applies to this post, under the Equality Act 2010
Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
A satisfactory disclosures 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, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, Social Care, Voluntary Sector, Mental Health Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Care Staff, Care Assistant, Community Development, Care Worker, Vulnerable People, Social Worker, Not for Profit, NFP etc.