Facilitator (Care Support worker)

Role type:
Full Time, Part Time, All Year Post
16 - 37hrs weekly 52 weeks per year
Contract type:
All year post
Closing Date:
Thursday 11 July 2019
Job Details:

National Star are recruiting inspirational people for our new long term residential home at Ledbury Road, Hereford.

We are looking for person centred, dynamic and proactive Care Facilitators to support people with physical and learning disabilities living in their new home. Taking a holistic approach you will support with their therapies, social and work activities and personal care needs.

National Star is a charity, who have colleges offering life-transforming learning, personal development and specialist therapies for young people who have complex learning difficulties and disabilities in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and South Wales. National Star also offers long term living with residences in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and now Herefordshire.

As a Facilitator you will provide high standards of support for our residents with their personal care, therapy, social and work activities. You will be self-motivated and able to use your initiative and demonstrate a positive attitude towards the aspirations of adults with disabilities.

We are looking for both part and full time Facilitators working a minimum of 16hrs up to full time 37hrs weekly. You will be required to work shifts to include mornings, evenings and alternate weekends. 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 people with disabilities.

We only have 1 final Interview date available this will be on the 15th July 2019 should you be successful the start date will be 9th September 2019. There will be dates in the summer waiting period to meet the team, attend staff events and visit the new site.

How will we reward you?

Fantastic career development opportunities & comprehensive induction programme - theory and practical

Contributory Pension Scheme

Excellent rates of pay £9.33p/hr. The role of Facilitator is on a grading system giving scope to increase remuneration with competence

Group Life Assurance (Death in Service) – 3 times salary payable to nominated beneficiary if member of staff should die whilst employed by the organisation

Retail benefits through Lifestyle Membership Scheme- discounts on high street retailers and other offers and perks

Option to purchase an TOTUM Card (Discount Card)

Occupational health support

Free DBS

Cycle to work scheme

Fantastic career development opportunities to include comprehensive induction programme to include theoretical and practical approaches

Enrolment into company paid health cash plan after probation sign off – includes cash back on optical and dental costs, physiotherapy, flu jab etc. as well as access to a 24 hour employee help line, face to face counselling services and benefits website

We are an award winning organisation achieving ‘Outstanding’ accreditations from both CQC and Ofsted, a Princess Royal Training Award and recently winning TES FE Specialist provider of the year.


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.test@3dmarcomms.com

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

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