Care Workers (Residential Services)
Do You Want to Make A Difference?
Part Time (2 vacancies, 21 hours per week – one of which is weekends only – Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire.
Starting at £9.10 per hour, up to £9.46 per hour.
From 11 November 2021, it will be a legal requirement if working in our registered care services to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless medically exempt. As part of our safer recruitment process, if you are successful in applying for a role in one of our registered care services, it will be a condition of your employment to provide evidence of your vaccination status or medical exemption.
New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services. We are a thriving and progressive charity with a passion for providing the highest quality service to the people we support. We are committed to supporting people to live their lives the way they want to live them. We believe in equality, openness, integrity and treating everyone with respect. If these values are important to you this could be the role for you.
We provide full training so experience is not necessary; all we ask is that you are motivated and put the people we support at the heart of your every working day. You will be positive, kind, honest and a good listener; you will have patience, compassion, common sense and the ability to problem solve.
You could be looking for a career change. Is your career giving you the satisfaction you need? Are you looking for something more fulfilling or a fresh challenge? Your life experiences are valuable; you could use them in a different way that will transform other people’s lives. This could be your opportunity to go to work every day knowing that you are going to make a difference, to be part of a team committed to high quality support and to creating an atmosphere where people can live happy and fulfilled lives.
We offer competitive pay above National Living Wage, pension scheme, free training, Employee Assistance Programme, opportunities to progress, flexible working to maintain a work/life balance and the chance to wake up everyday knowing that you will make a difference.
Your day will involve enabling, encouraging and supporting people according to their care plan to maintain their skills in all aspects of daily living and to achieve their desired outcomes. You will support people with personal care, to make choices and to actively take part in the running of their home. You will support people within the local community and beyond, to attend appointments and take part in social and leisure activities and ensure they maintain relationships with their friends and families.
You will need to be able to maintain accurate records, to prioritise and show initiative, and enjoy interacting with a variety of people. You will have basic computer skills. We provide full training and regular supervision so that you can develop your skills and progress in your career.
What we offer you:
Pay above the national minimum wage
28 days leave per year including public holidays, pro rata for part time employees
Cost of DBS check reimbursed on successful completion of probation
Comprehensive service-specific induction and ongoing regular supervision, training and development
Working alongside and shadowing a “buddy” who will support you as you settle into your new role
Opportunity and support to achieve a work-based level 2 qualification
Free 24 hour confidential Employee Assistance Programme helpline
Reduced rate voluntary healthcare cash plan to support your health and wellbeing and that of your family
The chance to wake up everyday knowing that you are making a difference!
For more information and how to apply, please go to our website where you will find the job description, person specification and online application form
If you require further information please phone 01788 573318.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FULL ENHANCED DBS CHECK - COST TO BE MET BY THE APPLICANT AND REIMBURSED AFTER COMPLETION OF A 6 MONTHS PROBATION PERIOD.
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