Support Worker - Full time or Part time

Date Posted
22nd April 2016
Edgware, Middlesex
8-9 Per Hour 8.55 hr unq to 9.00 hr qualified
£8 to £9 Per Hour
Contract Type
NVQ/Diploma Level
Job Roles
Support Worker
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 community-minded people who share our passion, values and dedication to join us at Brookside House, Edgware. Taking its name from a brook which runs at the back of the property, Brookside House in Edgware Middlesex offers flexible living spaces for up to 24 disabled people

Your challenge? To provide our residents with a warm, enabling and openly supportive environment, coupled with the highest standards of professional day-to-day support that will help them enjoy more independence and a better quality of life. In return, we’ll give you plenty of support and guidance, a great working environment and a wide range of benefits.

Role Requirements

Relevant experience is welcomed, but not essential, as you’ll be given a Person-Centred Plan that covers everything from how to physically move someone to the best ways to be ‘inclusive’ in everything you do. And, because we appreciate that each resident is unique, we’ll show you the best way to communicate with them and encourage them to voice their own choices and needs too. We’ll even pay you to train and study for a Care Certificate or complete a NVQ2 qualification, if you so choose. All we ask is that you're willing to work shifts on a rota system.

If you’re a caring individual with a responsible attitude and a real commitment to helping other people reach their full potential and develop their independence, join us as a Support Worker.

Please apply stating the contract you wish to work:

FT - 37.5 hrs or PT - 22.5 hrs

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. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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 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.

Livability positively welcomes applications from all sections of the community in which we work.

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