Due to our successful growth and future expansion plans we are currently recruiting full time and part time staff in a variety of roles within the charity, some of which may include shifts covering evenings, weekends and sleep-ins. We are currently operating flexible closing dates for some of our vacancies and therefore advise you to apply at your earliest opportunity as once sufficient applications are received the vacancy will be closed.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic we are suspending recruitment until further notice.
There are two parts to the interview process; Stage 1 involves a visit to one of our services followed by the completion of an online interactive quiz which will take approximately 30-40 minutes.  If successful at Stage 1 you will be invited back to attend a formal structured interview with 2 managers.

Your initial employment is conditional upon the provision of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Certificate of a level appropriate to your post.  You will be required to consent to subsequent criminal record checks from time to time during your employment as deemed appropriate by the Company.  In the event that such certificate(s) are not supplied your employment with us will be terminated.  Our full criminal records policy is available upon request.  Please contact the Administration Team.

Please see the application guidance and apply online or contact Admin 01788 573318 to request an application pack via email or post.


Housing Support Assistant (Supported Living Services)
Full time (35 hours per week, which may include evening & weekend work as required)
Salary £19,500 per annum
Due to the expansion of our Supported Living accommodation we are looking for an enthusiastic person to join the Housing Team.  The role will be based around:
 Tenancies
 Benefits
 Finances
 Work and further education
Previous experience in these areas is not essential, however an understanding of learning disabilities would be beneficial.  Reporting to the Housing Support Manager you will offer day to day support to tenants living in New Directions’ Supported Living accommodation.

Job Description      Closing date: 30 March 2020


Support Workers (Supported Living Services)

Full (35 hours per week) and part time hours available.  Starting at £9.01 per hour, up to £9.37 per hour.

We also have evening and weekend shifts available.  If these hours would be more suitable for your lifestyle please indicate this in your application.

Your day will involve encouraging and supporting people to be as independent as possible.  You will support people to make choices and to seek opportunities so that they can realise their potential.  You will be supporting individuals with personal care, daily living skills and to maintain their homes.  You will support people within the local community and beyond and ensure they maintain relationships with their friends and family who are central to their lives.  You will need to be able to maintain accurate records, to prioritise and show initiative, and enjoy interacting with a variety of people.  You will have basic computer skills.  We provide full training and regular supervision so that you can develop your skills and progress in your career.

Job Description      Person Specification      Competency Framework      Further Information


3 x Senior Support Worker  (Female – This is a genuine occupational requirement of the role) (Supported Living Services)
To work with a physically independent young woman with complex communication difficulties who we support in her own home.  Previous experience in a similar role in a Health & Social Care setting is required.
£9.37 per hour and paid training.

Job Description     Senior Support Worker Duties     Competency Framework     Further Information


Care Workers (Residential Services)
Full (35.5 hours per week) and part time hours available.  Starting at £9.01 per hour, up to £9.37 per hour.

You will enable, encourage and support people according to their care plan to maintain their skills in all aspects of daily living and to acheive their desired outcomes.  You will support people with personal care, to make choices and to actively take part in the running of their home.  You will support people within the local community and beyond, to attend appointments and take part in social and leisure activities and ensure they maintain relationships with their friends and families.  You will need to be able to maintain accurate records, to prioritise and show initiative, and enjoy interacting with a variety of people.  You will have basic computer skills.  We provide full training and regular supervision so that you can develop your skills and progress in your career.

Job Description      Person Specification      Competency Framework      Further Information


Waking Night Care Worker (Residential Services)
Full time – 35 hours per week.  Starting at £9.66 per hour, up to £10.11 per hour.

You will be motivated and put the people we support at the heart of your every working night.  You will be positive, kind, honest and a good listener; you will have patience, compassion, common sense and the ability to problem solve.  Your shifts will involve ensuring all aspects of support and care are provided to a high standard according to individuals’ support plans.  You will be supporting individuals with personal care during the night maintaining privacy and dignity, encouraging and promoting independent living skills and ensuring that the rights of the people we support are always respected.   You will update and review night time care plans.  You will need to be able to maintain accurate records, to prioritise and show initiative, and enjoy interacting with a variety of people.  You will have basic computer skills.  We provide full training and regular supervision so that you can develop your skills and progress in your career.  It is desirable that you have had previous experience in a similar role.

Job Description      Person Specification      Competency Framework      Further Information


Volunteer Driver
Weekends only (Friday and Saturday plus occasional Sundays), to drive waking night staff from Rugby to Leicester/Lutterworth in the evening from 10pm and collect at 8am to return to Rugby using company vehicle or own car with mileage paid.

For further information please contact Admin on 01788 573318.


Volunteer
We have an individual we support who says, ‘I love music, car racing, going for walks and for meals out. I am looking for a volunteer to take me out on a Sunday for a few hours to go for a walk and maybe a meal or a drink at a local pub.  If you have a few hours spare each week and would like to support me out into the community then please request a volunteer registration form.

For further information please contact Admin on 01788 573318.

 

Application Guidelines

Online ApplicatioN

Volunteers We are looking for volunteers to help in many different areas of the charity e.g. administration, driving, befriending and gardening.  If you would like to become a valued member of our team, learn new skills, share existing skills and make a difference to the lives of others please contact us today.

Work Experience If you are currently at school or college and have an interest in support work but would like to find out more, please contact us about our work experience placements.

Work Placement Students  If you are studying for a health and social care degree and looking for a work placement, please contact us.