Activity Support Worker - Community Inclusion and Activities Team
Location: Leatherhead, KT22 8ET
Salary: Up to £10.05 - £13.36 per hour, Qualified.
Shift rate: £10.05 per hour weekdays and weekends up to 37.5 hours.
Overtime rate: Weekdays £10.05 per hour and weekends £13.36.Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, including evenings and weekends. This role will require you to be flexible as evening and weekends are dependent on the people we support and their individual activities. The ability to be able to drive and hold a manual licence in the UK will be advantageous.
Employment type: Full-time & Part-time, Permanent.
Develop professionally to achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, at no cost to you! (Unqualified rate £9.90 per hour).
28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service).
Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants, and activities, plus eligibility for Blue Light Card discounts.Please see below SeeAbility's extensive benefits and reward package!
No experience necessary, we will provide training!
Who will you be supporting?
We believe people regardless of their disability have the right to live the best live possible and have every opportunity to participate in anything they inspire to do.
The Community Inclusion and Activities Team support people with autism, learning disability, sight loss and dual sensory loss and would love to support them on their journey. We provide support for a small group of people or on 1.1 basis who share the same interests and wish to participate in activities to promote health and well-being, visiting museums, farms and places of interest to them.
We believe that developing friendships with the community promotes their self esteem and feel valued member of society. We believe people regardless of their disability have the right to live the best live possible and have every opportunity to participate in anything they inspire to do.
You will be looking for full-time hours, 37.5 per week and happy to work on a rota basis, covering a combination of mornings, evenings and weekend support.
Although we welcome you if you've been a Care Assistant, Support Worker or equivalent, experience isn’t necessary. At SeeAbility, our values are of upmost importance to us, paired with a kind, caring and an enthusiastic approach.
If this, is you, then we would love to hear from you. We are looking for people who embrace differences, promote inclusivity and value and respect one another.
Ideally you will be a driver with a manual licence.
Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 220 years.
We specialise in supporting people who have learning disabilities or autism, who may also have sight loss, to live ambitious lives and achieve things they never thought possible. Whether that is forming more friendships and relationships, enjoying new experiences and activities or finding employment.
Training and Development
At SeeAbility, we fully support your training and development. You will start with an extensive Induction programme and throughout your probationary period you will be equipped with face-to-face training, e-learning and guidance to support you whilst in your new role.
Your continued development is important to us, therefore, SeeAbility offer the means to progress your career, your way! You will learn and be supported in your role, and have the opportunity achieve professional qualifications - Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5, which are funded by SeeAbility!
Please notewe reserve the right to close this advert early if we have received a sufficient number of applications, so don't delay, apply today.
Safer Recruitment and Diversity
SeeAbility safeguards and promotes the welfare of the young people and adults we support. Therefore, we work with successful candidates to complete appropriate vetting checks prior to joining.
SeeAbility is committed to promoting equality, encouraging diversity and embracing inclusion among our workforce. We want our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and the people we support.
During the pandemic we are following Government guidance regarding reducing transmission rates. This means we take every precaution to keep you, and everyone involved safe during the recruitment process.
Additionally, some of our services requires you to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (or exempt). This means having Vaccinations 1 and 2. You can join us if you have had at least one vaccination and have your second vaccination 10 weeks after the first.
Our colleagues at SeeAbility are extremely valued, and so everyone has access to a fantastic package of benefits.
Your extraordinary opportunities
Leadership development academy and talent programme for the next steps in your career
Fully paid essential training
Funded professional qualifications – Care Certificate, QCF levels 2-5 available
Annual excellence awards
Long service awards and recognition
Quarterly 1:1s: Opportunity to discuss your progress and your futureYour work-life balance
28 days holiday (incl. bank holidays), increasing to 36 days with long service (1 extra day for each year of service)
Buy and sell up to 3 days annual leave
Life events - Time off when you need it most
Flexible working - We are up for anything that works for your team and the wider organisationYour money goes further
Discounts and cashback at hundreds of shops, restaurants and activities
Eligible for Blue Light Card discounts
Save 10% on monthly bus travel
Pay reviews and commitment to pay competitive rates
Employer contributory pension scheme - Support and tools to help you make the right decisions about your future
Refer a friend and receive £600
Paid DBS and renewals
Season ticket loans
Discounted mobile phone optionsYour wellbeing counts
Life assurance of 2x annual salary
Free 24/7 employee assistance programme for advice and support
Free eye care vouchers
Discounted gym membership