Please read the application guidelines before completing your application form.  The information you provide in your personal statement, giving examples of how you meet the criteria in the person specification, will determine whether you are shortlisted for an interview.

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 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.

Application Guidelines

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Your initial employment is conditional upon the provision of a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Certificate of a level appropriate to your post.  The initial cost of £44.00 will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the probationary period.  As part of our safer recruitment process, it is a requirement of your employment and ongoing employment to subscribe to the DBS Update Service (this applies to permanent contracted employees).  The initial cost of £13.00 will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the probationary period.

Moving to a new job can be financially challenging so we will consider an advance on wages in the first month of employment.

Please read the application guidelines, the job description and person specification for the role you are applying for before completing your application.

Applicants who have applied in the last 12 months need not apply.

 

Waking Night Support Worker (Residential Services)
Full time – 35 hours per week.  Starting at £11.43 per hour, up to £11.95 per hour.

Daisy Court is our new purpose built residential home designed to support those with higher needs and dementia and is based in the heart of Rugby town close to our other services, enabling the people we support to access and be a part of the local community. 

You will bring your experience, motivation and passion to join our team and make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support.  You will 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, 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          Further Information

Senior Support Workers (Residential service)
£11.08 per hour (£20,165 per annum based on 35.5 hours per week)
Shifts to include earlies, lates, evenings and weekends
Overtime regularly available

New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services in Rugby, Warwickshire. We are a thriving and progressive charity with a passion for providing the highest quality service to the people we support and are committed to supporting every individual to live their life the way they want to.  As we continue to expand our services we are looking to recruit experienced Senior Support Workers to join our team at our exciting brand new development.

Daisy Court is based in the heart of Rugby town and is close to our other services, enabling the people we support to access and be a part of the local community. It is a purpose-built modern home for learning and physically disabled people, designed to support those with higher needs and  dementia.

You will bring your experience, motivation and passion to join our team and make a positive difference to the lives of the people we support, helping them to develop and maintain their skills, and to create a  welcoming environment where they can relax, be themselves and live the life they choose. You will be responsible for a range of Senior Support Worker duties, including checking-in and administering  medication, completing fire checks, arranging shift cover for shortfalls and absences, completing handovers, helping to induct and provide on-the-job coaching for new staff, know what to do in an emergency and to deal with emergency situations.

You will need basic computer skills to be able to update support plans and the ability to maintain accurate records, to prioritise and show initiative and you will enjoy interacting with a variety of people. We provide ongoing training and regular supervision so that you can continue to develop your skills and progress in your career.

What we offer you:
● Pay above the national minimum wage
● 28 days leave per year including public holidays, pro rata for part time employees,
increasing to 29 days after 2 years’ service and to 31 days after 5 years’ service
● Cost of DBS check reimbursed on successful completion of probation
● Comprehensive service-specific induction and ongoing regular supervision, training
and development
● Working alongside and shadowing a colleague who will support you as you settle into
your new role
● Opportunity and support to achieve a work-based level 2 or 3 qualification
● Free 24 hour confidential Employee Assistance Programme helpline
● Reduced rate voluntary healthcare cash plan to support your health and wellbeing
and that of your family
● The chance to wake up every day knowing that you are making a difference!

It is a genuine occupational requirement for some of the people we employ to be female to support people with their personal care. We therefore welcome applications from females for the position of Senior Support Worker as permitted under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

Job Description         Person Specification          Senior Support Worker duties          Further Information

Care Worker (Residential Service)
Full time 35.5 hours per week 
Salary
£19,678.36 up to £20,453.68 per annum (£10.66 per hour, up to £11.08 per hour)
Sleep-ins paid at the rate of £70.47 per session
Overtime regularly available.

 

It is a genuine occupational requirement for some of the people we employ to be female to support people with their personal care. We therefore welcome applications from females for the position of Care Worker as permitted under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

The role involves enabling, encouraging and supporting people according to their care plans to maintain their skills in all aspects of daily living and to achieve their desired outcomes e.g. supporting 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.  Your skills will include basic computer skills, the ability to maintain accurate records, to prioritise and show initiative, and you will enjoy interacting with a variety of people.  We provide full training and regular supervision so that you can develop your skills and progress in your career.

Job Description      Person Specification      Further Information

 

Support Worker (Supported Living)
Learning Disabilities, Autism, Mental Health
Full time (35 hours per week) and part time shifts available, including evenings, weekends and sleep-ins
Salary £19,401.20 up to £20,165.60 per annum (£10.66 per hour, up to £11.08 per hour), pro rata for part time hours
Sleep-ins paid at the rate of £70.47 per session
Overtime regularly available

It is a genuine occupational requirement for some of the people we employ to be female to support people with their personal care. We therefore welcome applications from females for the position of Support Worker as permitted under Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010.

New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services in Rugby, Warwickshire.  We are a thriving and progressive charity with a passion for providing the highest quality service to the people we support and are committed to supporting every individual to live their life the way they want to.  As we continue to expand our services we are looking to recruit Support Workers who are motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people we support.

Are you ready to make a positive difference to someone’s life?
We are looking for people to support Peter*, Emily* and others like them to live their lives as independently as possible by becoming part of their team of Support Workers in our modern town-centre supported living accommodation services in Rugby, where no two days are the same.

You may already have experience of supporting people with mental health needs and/or learning disabilities and other complex needs.  You may have a background in care or have worked in an environment supporting people who are vulnerable for a variety of reasons. Whether or not you have previous experience, we are looking for people who can demonstrate compassion, respect and empathy.

Could you support Peter*?
Peter is 24, likes going out with his friends, socialising at the local pub, going to the cinema to see the latest films and would like to get a job. Peter has mental health needs and at times does not engage with his support, however he needs encouragement to maintain his flat, to keep it clean and to learn to cook healthy meals.

Could you support Emily*?
Emily is 20, has moved out of her family home for the first time, has a partner, attends college and would like to start a family. Emily has learning disabilities and needs encouragement and support with daily living skills such as managing her money, shopping and with maintaining positive friendships. 

*Peter and Emily are just examples of some of the people you will support.

Every person we support is an individual; each is unique with their own hobbies and interests.  You may support individuals with their personal care, daily living skills and involvement in their local community.  Your role will be to support them to live their life to the fullest, keep them safe and support them to take positive risks, helping them to achieve their hopes and aspirations.

Part of a supportive team, you will lone-work at times so will have the ability to remain calm in an emergency, know when to seek support, be confident and resilient in managing difficult situations and above all, have the interests of the people we support at the heart of everything you do.

What we offer you:
– Pay above the national minimum wage
– 28 days leave per year including public holidays, pro rata for part time employees, increasing to 29 days after 2 years service and to 31 days after 5 years service
– Cost of DBS check reimbursed on successful completion of probation
– Comprehensive service-specific induction and ongoing regular supervision, training and development
– Working alongside and shadowing a “buddy” who will support you as you settle into your new role
– Opportunity and support to achieve a work-based level 2 qualification
– Free 24 hour confidential Employee Assistance Programme helpline
– Reduced rate voluntary healthcare cash plan to support your health and wellbeing and that of your family
– The chance to wake up everyday knowing that you are making a difference!

If you are looking for your next career move, or have experience of caring for a family member or a loved one, or are ready for a change in career, are positive, kind, honest and a good listener, this could be the job for you.  You will have patience, common sense and the ability to problem solve and will share our values of choice, independence, equality and treating everyone with respect. 

Job Description          Person Specification          Further Information

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

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.

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