Do you 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: Sobell Lodge – Staplehurst (Commutable from Maidstone, Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full time & Part time , Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Full Time 7am to 15:00pm, 13.30 pm to 21.30pm, and occasional night shifts may be required for cover l; Part time 7am to 11 am and 16.30pm to 21.30pm including weekends.
Salary: £9.20 per hour (£17,989 per annum FTE)
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.
About the role:
The support Worker will be involved in supporting service users with all aspects of daily living including their physical care and personal hygiene needs, ensuring that their independence is preserved and developed as far as possible. Applicants will need the ability to work as part of a team, to work rota hours, maintain accurate records and be willing to undertake required training.
You may also escort service users to access services including recreational, educational and leisure facilities in the community.
To be successful in this role you will be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people. You will be able to bring a positing energy and be able to work well as part of a team. This role will require you to be flexible as we work shifts and weekend working is often required. Being able and prepared to drive the homes minibuses, although not essential, would be desirable.
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
A satisfactory disclosures check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.
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.
You may have experience of the following:
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