Salary: £8.50 per hour
Application Deadline: 15/08/2019
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 themselves, 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 activities.
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, support and day opportunities.
Our Oaklands Park and Grange Village Communities are based in a beautiful semi-rural location in Newnham, Gloucestershire where approximately 94 people are being supported.
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 we pay for a sleep in. Additional hours are often available. Contractual salary is £16,575, but typical annual earnings with sleep in each week and overtime each month is considerably more.
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.
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 normally fixed 2 weeks in advance. 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.
You will need a full manual driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, as you will be driving the charity’s vehicles.
If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the short on-line application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.
We’ll respond to your application within three working days. We will not wait until the closing date to arrange interviews so if we have filled the vacancies before the advertised closing date we will close this advert early.
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 01594 516246, select option 2. (no agencies thank you)Apply Now