Location: Larchfield, Middlesbrough
Application Deadline: 27/05/2019
About the role
This is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference to people’s lives.
As a support worker, you will support people with differing needs with all aspects of their lives. Your day may be quite varied. You will help people with the practical aspects of their lives, such as helping them to shop, prepare meals, wash, clean their home, understand their money and take their medication.
You will enable the individuals you support to have an active social life, helping them to make friends and maintain friendships and to access and enjoy leisure, social and cultural activities appropriate to their choice.
You will be helping each person to live their life in a way that makes sense to them, to exercise independent choice and control, to learn new skills and to develop their independence.
Camphill Village Trust is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning and other disabilities. We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities to people with learning and other difficulties. We support people to be safe, healthy, happy and to be active citizens living a life of opportunity. We provide housing, care, including personal care, support and day opportunities.
What we provide
We provide a full induction and free training. We will support you to obtain the Care Certificate when you first join us and to obtain further professional qualifications later if you want to do so.
Our hourly rate of pay is £8.50. We currently pay £35 a night with a non-contractual top up of £27.64 for a sleep in. Additional hours are often available. Contractual salary is £16,575 per year, but typical annual earnings (including non-contractual top up) with 1 sleep in a week and 20 hours of overtime each month is £1,822.69.
We offer great benefits, which include 33 days holiday, an opportunity to ‘cash in’ 1 week’s leave a year, and an employee assistance scheme that is also available to your immediate family. Free on-site parking is available. More details are available on our website www.camphillvilllagetrust.org.uk.
What we need from you
No qualifications or previous experience are needed. You may have previous experience in care, just be starting work, or looking to do something different. What is important to us is that you share our values, have a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. You will be good at both listening to and talking with people. You will have a positive and patient approach to supporting people with daily activities and enjoy helping people learn and explore new things. You have a flexible approach and like work both as part a team as well as on your own.
Ideally, you will be a car driver, be able to cook and prepare meals and be able to provide support during social activities, which may include video gaming, shopping and visiting railway museums, supporting with estate work, playing musical instruments (for fun), and long walks/hikes. You must also be able to remain calm in any situation and most of all have a good sense of humour and be fun to be around.
We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, flexible, people, who are person-centred, creative individuals with a genuine interest in supporting adults within our community.
Someone with experience of working with adults (including young adults) with varying skills and abilities would be an ideal candidate for this role. An advantage would be having experience of working with people who have a learning disability, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, challenging behaviours and other complex needs. All our staff work by promoting the rights, dignity and privacy of individuals, ensuring that they have choices whilst remaining safe and happy.
You will be working on a rota in one of the supported tenancies. This will involve shifts that normally include working both daytime and evenings, weekends and bank holidays. This will also involve shifts which include waking nights and/or sleeping over on some nights.
Part-time working and zero hours/relief working may be available – please enquire
If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the short online application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
Successful applicants for this role will require an Enhanced DBS check. We committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. We will undertake checks of successful candidates before starting work, which will include an Enhanced DBS check. For more details please see our webpage on the recruitment process.
If you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us on 01642 579800.