Support Worker

£8.66 per hour
05 Aug 2019
02 Sep 2019
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Support Worker 

Location: The Regent – Penrith, Cumbria 
Job Type: Permanent 
Hours: Full time and part time hours available - day shifts and night shifts 
Salary: £8.66 per hour / £16,933 per annum FTE 37.5 hours

Closing Date: 29th August 2019 

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 in the local community. 

As a Support Worker you will provide a high level of tailored 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 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 always encouraging choice and participation on a day to day basis, shall result in you enabling the people whom 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 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! 

No experience needed! 

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, 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. 

We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including: 

- Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit. 
- Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell (salary sacrifice). 
- Discounted tariffs with 02. 
- Access to great savings and discounts with major UK retailers. 
- Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates. 
- Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice). 
- Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme. 

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. 

In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more! 

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage 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 Assistant, Care Assistant, Care Provider, Personal Support Worker, Community Support Worker, Disability, Disabilities, Care Staff, charity, not for profit, etc. 

Ref: 88132