Support Workers (Early Shift)

  • Job Reference: HKXCB1010/SG-1208-12/ROB/CT
  • Date Posted: 11 September 2020
  • Recruiter: Lifeworks Charity
  • Location: Totnes
  • Salary: £9.34 to £9.98 Per Hour
  • Sector: Fundraising - Community, Membership Officer
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Support Workers (Early Shift)
Dartington, Nr Totnes
£9.34 - £9.98 per hour
Part time - 15 hours per week, term time only (7:00am - 10:00am)

We are looking for Support Workers to join our early shift at Robins, our 10 bed Residential & Respite Home in Dartington for young people with learning disabilities.

Your main duties will be assisting the young people in their morning routines to ensure that they are ready for when their escorts arrive to take them to school.

There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Support Worker. Our staff come from lots of different backgrounds, people with little or no experience but want a job that involves helping people, those who want a change of career as well as experienced Support Workers.

The one thing that links all of them together is their desire to work with young learning disabled people, make their lives better, and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence. Our Support Workers certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.

Children and young adults with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want every person we support to have a great life with excellent outcomes. We couldn’t achieve that without all the great Support Workers who join our care teams. It all starts with you!

Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). Though this qualification is by no means essential, a willingness to gain the qualification within two years is required. Defined as a “Good” provider by Ofsted, Robins are looking for “Outstanding” staff who will deliver support in a professional, caring way.

We are a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits including 28 days’ annual leave (pro rata), a company pension scheme, staff discount scheme, ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support, as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment.

Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and we expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.

Closing date for applications: 10th October 2020

PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Children’s Home Regulations 2015, applicants need to be 21 years or over to be able to work at Robins.

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