Support & Activity Worker
Support & Activity Worker (35 hours per week, 9am – 4pm, Monday to Friday)
Do You Want to Make A Difference?
Are you motivated and passionate about changing people’s lives?
New Directions is a thriving and progressive charity in the Rugby area 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 too then 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, 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, be part of a team committed to high quality support and create an atmosphere where people can live happy and fulfilled lives.
New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services. We offer competitive pay above the 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 every day knowing that you will make a difference.
Your day will involve encouraging and supporting people to be as independent as possible. You will support people to make choices and to seek opportunities so that they can realise their potential.
You will support individuals at our day opportunities service using your skills to research, work within and lead activities and social sessions on site or within the local community. Additionally you will provide personal care and opportunities for individuals, respecting their dignity and promoting independence. You will ensure that activities meet individuals’ needs and choices and work with them to identify and achieve their planned outcomes. You will also support people within the local community and encourage good community relationships.
A driving licence enabling you to drive a minibus is required for this role.
You will need to be able to maintain accurate records, prioritise, 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.
Up to £8.82 per hour. Closing date 14 July 2019.
We also offer a joining bonus of £250 payable 6 months after the completion of probation, for all permanent posts.* (*Conditions apply)
To apply for this vacancy please complete the application form on our website www.newdirectionsrugby.org.uk/vacancies where you will also find the job description and person specification.
For further information, please phone 01788 573318.