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Support Worker

Posted: 12 Jul 2020 Closes: 12 Jul 2020
The Regent - Penrith £9.02 per hour (£17,637 per annum FTE 37.5 hours)
Variable leonard-cheshire/05670

COVID-19 - The well-being of everyone is our highest priority.  We will be using phone, Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom video calling to hold interviews for the foreseeable future.


Full time and part time hours available - day and night shifts.


Want to be part of a leading organisation which positively impacts on the lives of disabled people across the world?
Are you looking for a rewarding new opportunity?

Your new role

The Regent in Penrith is an independent Supported Living service, providing innovative and person-centred support to enable individuals with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illnesses and challenging behaviours, to live as independently as possible within their own homes and in the local community.
As a Support Worker you will provide a high level of tailored support, ensuring the needs of the people who use our services are met in positive and creative ways. You’ll assist with daily tasks including some personal care, daily cleaning tasks, medication, supporting to appointments and social events within the community, support to grocery shop and cooking of meals. Doing this whilst always encouraging choice and participation on a day to day basis, shall result in you enabling the people whom we support to attain their full potential, living the life they choose.
You will receive ongoing training and development to build your skills, experience and career.
It’s a job that can be challenging at times but is balanced by the unrivalled sense of long-term satisfaction. This is an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the people you support. It is a career that you can feel proud of!
No experience needed!
You don’t need any specific qualifications or experience although experience of the care sector is an advantage. You will, however, need plenty of enthusiasm and passion for our work!
To be successful in this role you will need:
- To be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people.
- To bring great positive energy.
- To work well as part of a team.
- To be flexible as we work shifts and weekend working is often required.
We offer a wide range of employee rewards and benefits including:
- Contributory company pension scheme with competitive life cover benefit.
- Substantial and flexible annual leave, with the option to buy or sell (salary sacrifice).
- Discounted tariffs with 02.
- Access to great savings and discounts with major UK retailers.
- Access to cash health plan at very favourable rates.
- Access to cycle-to-work benefits (salary sacrifice).

In return we offer a great range of employee schemes and benefits, including generous annual leave, discounts for high street retailers, contributory pension scheme and so much more!

Leonard Cheshire welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We actively encourage applications from people with a disability, supporting where possible, your requirements for reasonable adjustments.

A satisfactory disclosure check (PVG membership in Scotland) is required for this post.

Shortlisting for this role will take place as applications are received. We therefore reserve the right to close this vacancy once suitable candidates have been appointed.

* No agencies please *


Leonard Cheshire

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