Support Worker

Location: Malton, North Yorkshire

Salary: £8.50 p/h plus sleep in allowance

Application Deadline: 06/12/2019

Think you know Social Care? Think again.

Due to exciting developments within the Croft Community, we are expanding our team to provide further opportunities for people to live, work and learn within our unique Community setting.

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 will be varied, from supporting with the tasks of daily living to working alongside people in supported workshops and community activities.

You will enable the individuals you support to be active and lead full and fulfilling lives by helping them to make friends and maintain friendships, and to access and enjoy social, leisure, spiritual and cultural activities of their choice.

Positive support includes the compiling, maintaining and review of good quality care and support records; assistance with medication, finances and personal care needs, as well as supporting people with their emotional wellbeing.

About us 

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, support and day opportunities.

Croft Community is a vibrant community located on the edge of the North Yorkshire market town of Malton. We support amazing people to realise their potential. Currently home to 37 community members, an inspiring group of adults with a broad age-range.

People are supported across 11 different properties, set in the beautiful Croft Community site and around the town of Malton. Ranging from small independent flats to large shared supported living houses.

The Croft operates a range of supported work opportunities and community projects. These include a Market Garden, a Café, textile, enterprise and community-focused workshops.

We strive to develop skills and talents to make a valuable contribution to Croft and also local communities. We are proud of our links with the local area and of building new opportunities through partnership and connectivity.

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 and currently, an additional £70.47 pay for sleep in.   Contractual salary is £16,575, but typical annual earnings with [1] sleep in a week, is £20,239  and additional hours are often available.

We offer great benefits, which include 33 days holiday (increased to 35 upon completion of two years’ service) death in service insurance, 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.

You will be working on a rota which is fixed in advance, though flexibility is a real asset.  This will involve shifts that normally include working both daytime and evenings and some weekends and bank holidays and sleeping over on some nights.

Part-time working and zero-hours / relief working may be available – please enquire.  We are also currently recruiting Support Workers for waking nights.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the on-line application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Open Day

We are holding an open day within The Croft Community on 28 November 2019, from 12 noon until 2.00 pm.  Visit our community and find out more about what we do and about the role.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact 01653 602721 or our recruitment team on 01287 661390 for any help to apply on-line.

Apply on-line at https://www.camphillvillagetrust.org.uk/joinourteam/ and follow us on social media at for more events within our communities across the Charity.

Closing date: 6 December 2019

Interviews: w/c 16 December 2019

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.



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