Livability is a national Christian disability and community engagement charity that delivers a variety of community projects, disability care services and training resources across the UK. We also share our expertise internationally. Our vision is of a transformed society where disabled and disadvantaged people can live life to the full. That’s why, since 1844, we’ve been campaigning, training and pioneering projects - services to help improve the wellbeing and social inclusion of disabled adults and children.
Right now, we're looking for Lifestyle Support Workers to join the friendly team that helps our service users live more fulfilling lives, your base will be New Court Place, Borehamwood. Opened in 2000, New Court Place is home for up to 24 adults with disabilities.
Day-to-day, you’ll provide vital support as, working to a personalised care plan, you help them develop independent living skills. Most (but not all) roles are based in the community rather than a care home and involve assisting residents with a variety of individual needs, including personal care. We’ll also rely on you to escort them to local events and activities, thus enabling them to have an active social life and to engage with their community.
No social care experience is required, although if you already have some that’s great too. What’s essential is a real desire to help others and a driving licence and access to a car for work. Generally you’ll work Monday - Friday, but may need to be able to work outside of normal office hours, including weekends, nights and public holidays on a rota system. In return, we’ll teach you how to understand an individual’s communication and language needs, physically move and position people if needed and how to recognise when someone may be struggling to communicate with you. You’ll also benefit from plenty of support and guidance and a wide range of benefits.
If you have a caring and compassionate nature and would like to help other people maximise their quality of life, the role of Activities Assistant could be your ideal next move.
How to Apply
Your application form is very important - the information you provide in your application form is the only information we will use in deciding whether or not you will be shortlisted for the selection process.
The application form asks you for your personal details, your qualifications and education history and asks you to outline how you think you measure up to the essential requirements for the post
Please do not send in a CV unless the advert for the post specifically asks you to do this - only completed application forms will normally be considered.
In line with our environmental policy and our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint we will contact all shortlisted candidates by email via the email address provided in your application. Please ensure you access your email account regularly to receive any correspondence from us regarding your application.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young adults and it is the responsibility of all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you are interested in contributing to the success of a well-established and ambitious charity, where you can make a real difference to disabled people, please visit our website www.livability.org.uk/jobs to view the job description/person specification and complete the application online.
Please ensure you attach and provide an up to date CV and a cover letter (of no more than 1 and a half pages) clearly stating, why you are interested in this role and any relevant experience.
In particular, we would like you to focus on the detail set out in the personal specification and identify how you would meet these expectations and requirements.