Community Enabling: Care and Support with a Difference
We are looking for passionate and motivated people to support disabled adults out in the community to access activities and have fun whilst promoting independence and empowering them to achieve what they want to achieve.
CEDA is a charity based in Exeter. We support disabled children, young people and adults to work towards outcomes, have new experiences and develop meaningful relationships. We are a friendly and vibrant organisation, responding to the needs or those we support. We are passionate that the people we support have the same rights, opportunities and quality of life as everyone else.
Community Engagement: Working with adults in the community, supporting them to achieve their goals, access a variety of activities according to their likes and interests and promote their engagement in their community. Activities recently accessed include: sailing, beach trips, aquarium, walks, horse-riding, sensory sessions, bowling, swimming and fishing
You would be as passionate as we are about bringing increased choice and opportunity to the lives of those we support. You would also need to be reliable, flexible and able to think on your feet.
The vast majority of work is between 9:00-4:30 on weekdays, although a small amount of evening and/or weekend working may be required. As far as possible, shift patterns are similar each week to provide continuity for the people we support and for our enablers but some flexibility will be needed.
The starting salary is £10.64, rising up to a potential of £11.75 when assessed against our values based framework. The salary range is based upon 37 hours per week. Contracts are usually offered at 32 hours per week which can be negotiated with additional options to increase amount of hours worked with longer shifts. Part-time will also be considered.
Our values are our foundation beliefs and create a culture within CEDA which say how we want our employees to act:
• Person centred ethos – always listening to the user and supporting them to create a life that suits them
• Treating everyone with dignity and respect – regardless of each person’s background, disabilities, difficulties and personal preferences
• Empowering people – supporting people to identify, set and achieve personal goals
• A diverse range of experiences and activities – to bring new experiences to people’s lives
• Can do attitude - finding creative solutions in difficult situations
What We Offer
Training: We will give you a full induction, time to work through the care certificate and essential training as well as training to develop your skills and encourage you to progress in your role. We will support you if you wish to undertake relevant NVQ qualifications
Support: A supportive place to work, regular supervision, a development plan and availability to listen to you
A positive working environment: We believe in working in a positive way and recognising the achievements of our team. We seek feedback from our team and respond to their opinions and suggestions to help us grow and develop as an organisation
Extras: Birthdays off, discounts at many shops, restaurants and online retailers, cycle scheme, additional day off for birthdays, extra annual leave allowances for long service, bank holidays off, pension, option for a work-phone, opportunities for additional work and to work across different services
If you have relevant experience, great! If not having the right ethos and values are more important to us and support and training will be provided.
A current, valid driving license and the willingness to drive large vehicles OR use of your own car would be an advantage
We welcome applications from, and actively seek to recruit disabled people and are a disability confident employer. All applicants are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
As there are several positions available, we will be organising interviews as applications come in so don't delay!
We will contact everyone who applies so please contact us on 01392 360645 or through our website if you do not hear anything, there may have been a glitch in the matrix
To Apply: email firstname.lastname@example.org