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!
Position: Support Worker
Location: White Windows, Halifax (Commutable from Huddersfield, Leeds, Bradford and Keighley)
Job type: Part Time, Permanent
Hours: 18 hours per week over 3 days
Salary: £8.35 per hour / £8707 for 20 hours (£16,327 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)
Closing Date: 8th February 2019
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.
About the role:
Disability affects everyone differently. We need you to provide tailored day-to-day support to ensure the needs of the people who use our services are met in positive and creative ways. It’s a job that can be challenging at times, but this is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction it also gives. It’s an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It’s a career that you can feel proud of.
This is a dual role which will include assisting in the development of activities within the service which encourage and promote independence for each customer as well as providing assistance with care, personal support, daily living tasks support them attain their full potential, maximise options available and encourage choice, participation and motivation and provide a range of social activities with customers in order to enhance their daily living.
You will work with other members of the team in identifying, organising and the implementation of ‘in house’ social activities and work with volunteers who assist in the activities department.
- 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.
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.