This is a varied role working in multiple locations across our housing and support services, including within our group homes, warden supported flats, and Personal Assistant Service. It involves supporting Service Users to manage their mental and physical health, develop daily living skills, address financial issues, build confidence and self-esteem and develop social networks.
The successful candidate will ideally have experience of working in the mental health or care sector. A positive approach to promoting independence is essential, as are excellent communication and organisational skills. As the role involves working in multiple locations, a driving licence and own transport is essential. Travel expenses are payable, and 45p per mile is given for use of own car between working locations.
We aim to develop a workforce that reflects the community we serve. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities.
All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.
Hours and Benefits
The role is offered on a zero-hour contract basis, with a minimum of 10 hours per week for a 12-month period, worked between 8.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Additional hours and ongoing opportunities may be available for the right candidate.
If you would like to join our team, we can offer you:
- 5 weeks’ annual leave plus 8 bank holidays, pro rata.
- Additional annual leave for long service
- Full induction training for all new starters
- Health Plan, allowing you to claim back a wide range of everyday health expenses up to your annual limit, access to a 24-hour counselling service, tax and legal support, and shopping discounts.
- Attractive pension scheme (subject to eligibility criteria)
Our commitment to quality includes a strong focus on staff development, and we have held Investors in People status since 2012
The current hourly rate for the role is £9.00 per hour, but this will increase to £9.50 in April 2022.
We are a small, dedicated team committed to providing high quality accommodation and support to vulnerable adults, helping them take control of their own lives and make real choices about how they want to live.
Before applying please read the Job Description and Person Specification for the role, available below
To apply you should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and a personalised covering letter which explains:
- your reasons for applying.
- how your skills and experience meet those required by the person specification.
Please also complete the Diversity Monitoring Form, available below, to help us monitor how well we are doing in attracting people from as wide a range of backgrounds as possible. The information will remain confidential and will only be used for statistical purposes.
Any offer of employment is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check – please note that the successful candidate will be asked for a deposit to cover the cost of the check, which will be refunded after six months’ service.
The deadline for applications is 12 noon on 7th March 2022. Interviews will be held in person on 9th and 10th of March.
Please let us know of any special requirements you may have for the interview
If you have any queries or wish to discuss the role further, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0116 2538541.