Care and Support Worker

Salary:
£10.50 per hour weekdays £13.13 per hour weekend **4% minimum rise in April 2023**
Role type:
Full Time, Part Time, All Year Post
Hours:
16 - 37 hours 52 weeks
Contract type:
Permanent
Contract:
All year post
Location:
Cheltenham
Closing Date:
18/01/2023
Job Details:

At National Star we realise the aspirations of adults living with complex physical and learning disabilities. The people we support are currently looking for care and support workers to join us.

Whether you’re ready for a change in your career or want to take the next step in a position you’re already passionate about, everything you do will help create a world without limits – for the residents you empower and your own career development. Together we make sure they get the personalised care they need, whether they’re socialising or enjoying their passions and hobbies.

The long-term residents we support at Bradbury Gardens, situated close to Pittville Park in Cheltenham have a wide range of learning and physical disabilities. Like other young people of the same age many of them love fashion, listening to music, shopping, watching sport and socialising with their friends.

You’ll:

Help with personal care, including washing, dressing and mealtimes
Plan, organise and accompany residents on days out
Record and share with families the progress made towards personal goals and aspirations
Keep in touch with family and friends so residents can spend time together/chat
Administer medication to residents after receiving relevant training.

Would you describe yourself as hard-working and enthusiastic? If you’re positive and passionate about empowering people with disabilities, then you’re exactly who we’re looking for.

In return for your support, you’ll enjoy a minimum of 20 days paid holiday, plus eight statutory public holidays pro-rata and access to ongoing development opportunities.

We also offer:

A welcome bonus of up to £250 (pro-rata) after completing probation
A health cashback scheme, providing money back off selected appointments and treatments
Life insurance cover
Contributory pension scheme
Opportunity to purchase a TOTUM card for generous attraction, supermarket and retailer discounts
Internal promotion opportunities to deputy manager and beyond.

Whether it’s the big moments some of us take for granted or the small triumphs that others wouldn’t expect, together, we focus on what’s possible for every person we support and recognise that the connections we make today are the memories of tomorrow. It’s their life. You make sure they’re busy living it.

To apply, click Apply now. You can also send your CV to recruitment@nationalstar.org or call 01242 527631 to request a form/alternative format. All future correspondence will be via email (application acknowledgement, invitation to interview etc.), so please check your email regularly.

We are a proud Disability Confident employer committed to providing equal opportunities: we welcome applications from all areas of the community. All applicants must undertake a DBS Disclosure and undergo necessary employer checks. Where appropriate, the adult and child barred lists will be checked, and we will not employ anyone who appears on either of those registers.

How to apply

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.  Alternatively please send your cv to recruitment@nationalstar.org or call our recruitment department 01242 527631 for further information or an application form. 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 let us know.

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

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