If you want to help individuals with disabilities to make choices, take control of their own lives, and be happy and safe people who can dream, have hope and ambition then New Directions needs you. Our growing charity is hosting a Recruitment Day on Saturday 9th September between 10-2 at The Exchange, Rugby, CV21 2SA. You can meet managers for an informal chat to answer your questions about training available, career opportunities, shift work, casual work, employee benefits, or how to apply for current vacancies. You can become part of our team as a Support Worker, make a real difference in your community and develop your career in Health and Social Care.
Being a support worker is a rewarding opportunity for people who are passionate about maximising independence for everyone. New Directions needs people who are good motivators and flexible as there will be some evening and weekend shifts. No experience is necessary as the charity has a thorough training programme but if you are a quick learner, hardworking and ready to use new technologies that make your job easier then you will soon develop your career. This event is open to existing support workers or people who are new to this role. As a Support Worker you will also provide personal, physical and emotional support to disabled people who require assistance to live the life they choose at home and in the community.
Human Resources Manager Lorna Brindley said, “New Directions is a forward thinking charity and the requirement of its roles as a Support Worker has changed over the years with the advance in approaches to supporting people with disabilities and new technologies. Being a Support Worker can be challenging so with the right support for our employees our charity offers great opportunities and competitive rates of pay. If you are looking for a rewarding career that changes lives then New Directions can provide you with a the skills and knowledge that will give you that satisfaction.”
Rugby FM presenter Jason Moss visited New Directions to present a cheque for £1,615 to our charity raised from the Pride of Rugby Awards night fundraiser. We are delighted that New Directions is Rugby FM’s Charity of the Year.
Jason interviewed Kelsey on the day, who is supported by New Directions, and is a fan of his show. He then later met Registered Manager Dean Crawford to ask about the services that New Directions provides. It is pleasure to open up our doors to local radio representatives who have been very generous and given us the opportunity to raise awareness about our vital charity and the people with disabilities who we support into the hearts and minds of the local community.
New Directions welcomed BBC radio journalist Jo Tidman to Richmond Court during Learning Disability Week this June for a close-up view of our charity’s supported living accommodation. Jo is BBC Coventry and Warwickshire Radio’s in-depth reporter for their breakfast show presented by Trish Adudu. Jo was given a guided tour of the communal areas at Richmond Court, around the garden and inside one of the flats.
Jo then spoke with Tina, who is supported by New Directions, in her own home about what having her own flat means to her and what the support she receives enables her to do. She was also invited to visit Gateway Court where she met and interviewed Registered Manager Carol Payne for further information about the provision of our services in supported living. Jo gathered a combination of audio and visual material which will be broadcast on the BBC radio show and on their digital media in the future.