Children & Young People’s Support Workers (Days or Nights)
Dartington, Nr Totnes
£9.02- £9.64 per hour (plus a night premium £1.97 per hour)
Full time, part time and bank hours available
We are looking for amazing Support Workers to join the team at Robins, our 10 bed Residential & Shortbreak Home in Dartington.
Children & young people with learning disabilities and their families are at the heart of everything we do, and we want every person we support to have a great life with excellent outcomes. We couldn’t achieve that without all the great support workers who join our care teams. It all starts with you!
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ support worker. Our staff come from lots of different backgrounds, people with little or no experience but want a job that involves helping people, those who want a change of career as well as experienced support workers. The one thing that links them all together is their desire to work with young learning disabled people, make their lives better, and help them to learn something new or take a further step towards independence. Our support workers certainly don’t see what they do as ‘just another job’.
No two days will be the same as you will get involved in a variety of different tasks and activities whilst helping the young people to learn the skills they need to live the life they choose.
As a full-time Support Worker on days you will work a pattern of 2 days on, 2 days off and as shifts are planned in advance you will know exactly what your work pattern is so that you can plan your life outside of work. A typical term-time day shift is 07:00-10:00 and 14:30 -21:30 and during school holidays and at the weekend the shift is usually 08:00 – 20:00.
A typical weekday night shift is 21:15 – 09:15 during term time and on Saturdays and during school holidays it is 20:00 – 08:00 with a working a pattern of 3 nights on, 3 nights off.
Part-time hours are agreed at point of job confirmation and discussed within interview. Bank staff are able to work with us to choose their hours to meet business needs within our standard shift patterns.
Ideally you will have previous experience in this sector and hold a Level 3 Diploma in Residential Childcare (or equivalent). Though this qualification is by no means essential, a willingness to gain the qualification within 2 years is required. Defined as a “Good” provider by Ofsted Robins are looking for “Outstanding” staff who will deliver support in a professional, caring way.
In return we would like to support you in making care work your career, offering you an extensive induction on commencement of employment and amazing array of training opportunities, we will also work with you on your own individual development plan to help you to progress your career and become our senior workers for the future.
We are a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits including 28 days’ annual leave on starting, a company pension scheme and a staff discount scheme.
Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and they expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought, and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to encouraging applications from applicants who declare they have a disability, provided they meet the minimum job criteria as specified in the person specification, by offering a guaranteed interview.
PLEASE NOTE: In accordance with the Children’s Home Regulations 2015, applicants need to be 21 years or over to be able to work at Robins
Care worker, Children’s social care, Entry level roles, Youth work
Lifeworks Charity Ltd
Type of organisationCharity
With over 20 years of success, Lifeworks provides a range of programmes and services for people with learning disabilities. We are committed to supporting individuals to lead the lives they choose with the right person-centred support and rights and opportunities as all community citizens.