Facilitator (Care & Support Worker)

£9.33 per hour
Role type:
Full Time, Part Time, All Year Post, Term-Time Only
Full and Part time hours available
Contract type:
Term-time and All year posts available
Cheltenham, Gloucester, Ullenwood
Closing Date:
Sunday 10 November 2019
Job Details:

Discover your future with National Star!

We are recruiting extra special people to support our students with their learning, living, work and care.

At National Star we create individualised learning programmes for our students based on their interests, aspirations and requirements. Some of our students come to us on a daily basis and others live with us within our college residences at Ullenwood (near Cheltenham), Cheltenham and Gloucester.

We currently have opportunities available to join our residential team as a Facilitator (care/support worker). You will have an allocated residence with its own staff team and group of students and support them with their individual journeys at National Star. You will be involved with their learning programmes, social activities, clinical and personal care.

National Star has excellent facilities including a fantastic multi-disciplinary team approach where you will work with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, behavioural psychologists and practitioners, nurses, support staff (Facilitators), tutors and personal learning coordinators.

You will have the opportunity of term time only and all year contracts, with options to work part time (minimum 16hrs) up to full time (44hrs for term time only and 37hrs for all year). You will be required to work shifts, these tend to be early e.g 7am-2pm, late e.g 2pm – 10pm and spreads e.g 10am – 6pm. You will be required to work every other weekend, full time term time staff when working alternate weekends are required to work long days on both the Saturday and Sunday approx 8am - 8pm.

How will we reward you?

  • Excellent rates of pay £9.33p/hr. The role of Facilitator is on a grading system with scope to increase remuneration with competence.
  • Fantastic career development opportunities & comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical
  • Health Shield medical cover
  • Use of fitness suite and swimming pool and staff clubs such as badminton, arts & crafts and Zumba
  • Award winning training
  • Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM card
  • Employee Helpline
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee discount at many travel & attractions, high street retailers, supermarkets, utilities and motoring and much more
  • Life insurance cover

We will consider those with or without previous care experience as we offer a comprehensive induction and training programme. What matters most is that you support our values and can demonstrate the potential to develop in this role and have a positive attitude toward the aspirations of young people with disabilities.

Please apply below and note that you can always save and return to your application at a later date. We will be interviewing on 12th November 2019. Should you be successful you will start on 13th January 2020 where you will enrol onto our 3 week comprehensive induction programme.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Recruitment Team on 01242 527631 or why not come and meet us?

We have a Staff Recruitment Open Day at our Cheltenham residence - Bradbury Gardens, West Drive, Cheltenham GL50 4LB on 24th October 2019 2pm - 6pm. We will also be at The Jobs Fair held at Cheltenham Town Hall 10am - 1pm on 30th October 2019.


Important Information

At National Star, we know the value of a diverse workforce, and welcome applications from all areas of the community. This includes those with disabilities, and we are a proud Disability Confident employer and are committed to providing equal opportunities. In 2018 National Star received an 'Outstanding' from Ofsted.

Please note that all applicants will be expected to undertake a DBS Disclosure, and undergo the necessary employer checks. The level of disclosure to be applied for will be dependent on your job role and will be discussed with you during the recruitment process but is usually an enhanced level. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

We prefer people to submit an online application as this helps support the charity in saving money. If you have a disability and need to apply using an alternative format, or if you have any technical problems with our recruitment system, please call the HR Team on 01242 527631 or email hr@natstar.ac.uk.

All future correspondence with you will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc). Please check your email regularly.

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