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Activities Enablers

Dartington, Totnes

  • Various hours
  • 2024-06-26
  • £12.00 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 040624-50411

Do you have a passion for supporting young people and adults with learning disabilities to reach their full potential through fun and enriching experiences?

We’re seeking enthusiastic Enablers to join our vibrant community activities team! You’ll play a vital role in supporting our service users to develop new skills, build friendships, and explore exciting activities – all in a safe and caring environment.

Who we are:

Since 1996, we’ve been empowering people with learning disabilities in Devon to achieve their dreams and build fulfilling lives. Our core values of kindness, respect, and positivity guide everything we do.

Our Programs:

– Saturday Club: Provides a supportive and engaging environment for social interaction and learning new skills during term-time (runs 36 weeks a year).
– Holiday Club: Keeps the fun going operating Monday – Thursday during school holidays! (runs 10 weeks a year)

What you’ll do:

– Support young people and adults with learning disabilities or complex needs in a small, friendly team.
– Provide safe, high-quality, and person-centred care, helping individuals achieve their goals and aspirations in a fun and inclusive environment.
– Lead a variety of social activities like arts, sports, and holiday programs – chosen by the participants themselves! Expect exciting days filled with baking, team games, and even snow tubing!

Saturday Club: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm during term-time (36 weeks per year).

Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for 40 days across school holidays (10 weeks per year – Every half-term, 1 week at Christmas, 2 at Easter and 4 in the Summer).

Who we’re looking for:

– Experience working with individuals with learning disabilities is preferred. However, we also welcome applications from those with experience in youth or community settings with a passion for supporting young people and adults.
– A genuine desire to make a difference in the lives of others.
– Excellent communication, patience, and a positive attitude.

Make a Difference and Build Your Career at Lifeworks!

We’re passionate about supporting our staff just as much as we are about supporting our service users. When you join our team, you can expect:

– A Real Living Wage of £12.00 per hour
– 28 days of paid holiday (pro rated for part time) which due to the nature of the role, will be paid to you on top of your hourly rate meaning you’ll receive £13.44 per hour.
– A fully funded DBS check and update service to ensure a smooth onboarding process.
– Access valuable resources including an employee assistance program to support your mental and emotional health.

Building a Diverse and Safe Team:

At Lifeworks, we’re committed to fostering a workplace that reflects the diversity of our community. As a Disability Confident Employer, we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities who meet the job criteria, and we guarantee qualified candidates with disabilities an interview.

However, ensuring a safe environment for everyone we support is our top priority. Therefore, all staff undergo pre-employment checks, reference checks, and an enhanced DBS check.

Early Applications Encouraged!

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

Saturday Club: Saturdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm during term-time (36 weeks per year).

Monday-Thursday from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm for 40 days across school holidays (10 weeks per year – Every half-term, 1 week at Christmas, 2 at Easter and 4 in the Summer).

Job location

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Job category

Care / support worker, Community, Day services, Enabler, Entry level roles, Learning disabilities, One-to-one support, Personal Assistant, Youth work

Profile

Lifeworks Charity Ltd

Type of organisation

Charity

Sector

Social care

Description

At Lifeworks we believe in the rights of all individuals with a learning disability, however complex, to receive the services and support they need to develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential.

We are a charity in Devon that has grown a lot since our beginnings nearly 30 years’ ago. Our approach, which is to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities and their families, has not changed.

Lifeworks works to support people with learning disabilities to have great lives. Our services have people’s needs at their heart and strive to help them reach their full potential.

Our services include the provision of residential, specialist further education, and numerous community projects with our young people leading the way.

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