Location: Shinner’s Bridge, Dartington, Devon
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ Senior Support Worker. 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 people with learning disabilities, make their lives better and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence.
Our staff certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.
No two days will be the same as you will get involved in a variety of different tasks and activities whilst helping the young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.
For a Senior Support Worker role (Days), the shift pattern will be 2 days on, followed by 2 days off. This will consist of either split shifts (07.00-10.00 followed by 14.30-21.30) or 12hr shifts (08.00-20.00).
For a Senior Support Worker role (Nights), the shift pattern will be 3 nights on, followed by 3 nights off. This will consist of 12hr shifts (21.30-09.30).
Ideally, you will have previous experience in this sector and must hold (or currently be studying to obtain) a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent).
In return the organisation will support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and an amazing array of training opportunities and will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career.
Based in South Devon, Lifeworks provide high-quality short breaks and residential care, community-based programmes and specialist further education to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities. At Lifeworks, we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.
Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and they 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.
Staff benefits include:
– 28 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays), increasing with service
– Annual Incremental pay rises (within grade)
– Pension and Life Assurance (T&Cs apply)
– Enhanced Company Sick Pay (after qualifying period)
– Employee Assistance Scheme
– Retail/High Street shopping discounts (Charity Worker’s Discount)
– Fully funded Enhanced DBS & Update Service
– Refer a Friend bonus scheme (T&Cs apply)
– Comprehensive induction & training programs
As a Disability Confident Employer, applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, will be guaranteed an interview.
If you require any further information about this role or support with the online application process (other formats available) please call or email us.
For further information and to apply please visit Job Vacancies | Lifeworks - Learning Disability Champions (lifeworks-uk.org).
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationSouth HamsDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthYouth & Community
- Salary Details
£11.36 – £11.70 per hour (plus an additional hourly night premium of £2.15 for night roles)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeVariable Hours
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- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required