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.

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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.  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 via admin@newdirectionsrugby.org.uk
 
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Team Leader (Supported Living Service)
Full Time (35 hours per week including early, late and alternate weekend shifts)
Starting at £11.14 per hour, up to £11.71 per hour.

Do you want to make a difference?  We believe in equality, openess, integrity and treating everyone with respect.  If these values are important to you this could be the role for you.

We offer competitive pay, pension scheme, free training, Employee Assistance Programme, opportunites to progress, flexible working to maintain a work/life balance and the chance to wake up everyday knowing that you wll make a difference.

We are looking for a proactive, enthusiastic individual with excellent communication skills, initiative and common sense to lead a team and to enable the people we support to realise their potential.

You will have responsibility for the smooth running of the shift whilst ensuring individuals’ needs, choices and dignity are put first.  You will ensure that documentation and records are accurate and up to date.  You will empower your team to fully contribute and develop.  You will ensure that the highest standards of all aspects of support are maintained.

You will ideally have achieved or be working towards Level 3 Diploma/NVQ Health & Social Care.  Support will be given to acheive this qualification.  Driver preferable.

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Care Worker (Residential Services)
Full Time (35.5 hours per week) starting at £9.10 per hour, up to £9.46 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 achieve 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.

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Supported Living Support Workers – Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities (Ref: SL)
Full time (35 hours per week) and part time shifts available, including evenings, weekends and sleep-ins.
We would particularly welcome applicants who can work weekend shifts.
Starting at £9.10 up to £9.46 per hour.
 

Peter, Emily* and others like them are looking for people to support 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.  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.

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 in 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 and doing 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; they are all unique, have 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.

New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services. 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.

What we offer you:

  • Pay above the national minimum wage
  • 28 days leave per year including public holidays, pro rata for part time employees
  • 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 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. 


Support Worker, full time (35 hours per week), starting at £9.10 up to £9.46 per hour, to work with an individual we support in their own flat in the Brownsover Area of Rugby.  This will include shift work and sleep-ins. (Ref: RCSW)

“I am an outgoing friendly gentleman, whose interests include;
Church, Cooking, Visiting my Dad (After Covid), Listening to Queen on my Alexa, Reading my Kindle, Meals out, Going for a Coffee and Cake, Chatting with my staff, Watching others play pool and snooker, and Watching Man United Win on the Telly!

I do have poor mobility, and over the past months my mobility has declined. I use my walker to help me walk around my flat, but at times, I may need the use of my wheelchair. I do move at a slow pace due to my mobility. When I am out in the community, I use my wheelchair. I also have my own mobility car.”

If you are interested in this position, please complete the online application form. For further information, please contact us at admin@newdirectionsrugby.org.uk


Experienced Senior Support Worker (Ref: ESSW) to work with a young woman we support in her own home in the Clifton upon Dunsmore area of Rugby.

£9.46 per hour and paid training.
You will need a minimum of Level 2 Health & Social Care for this role.
 
About me
I am 35 years old and I live with my mum and dad.
I have complex communication difficulties which I need support with, but I am physically independent and love to get out and about.
I love animals, especially horses, going to parks, swimming, people watching and laughing with my friends.
On a bad day I may not want to shower.  I may not want to go somewhere or I may panic and hold onto the wall.  A patient, reassuring kind voice can talk me round.
Routine is very important for me and I really look forward to my support workers coming to my home to take me out.
On rainy days I may stay in so I have a plan for a good day and a plan for a bad day, this helps me. This information is in my support plan.
 
How to support me
This is a supportive as well as personal care role that requires motivational, emotional, physical, personal and organisational skills.
I require my support worker to be vigilant when out and about.  My health, tiredness and stress can affect my concentration, which affects my mobility.
 
The person I am looking for
Female Senior Support Worker
Car driver
Punctual, as routine is very important
To be patient with me
To be able to adapt to the changing needs of the role
A willingness to learn how to support me by role modelling from my current support workers
Possessing a positive attitude and a good sense of humour
Comfortable with animals
 
Times required
Monday –  8.00am – 5.30pm
Tuesday – 8.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday – 8.00am – 4.00pm
Thursday – 8.00am – 4.00pm
Friday – 8.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am – 5.30pm
 

Weekend Support Worker (Residential Services) (Ref: Weekend Support Worker)
Part Time (21 hours per week – Friday, Saturday & Sunday) starting at £9.10 per hour, up to £9.46 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 achieve 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


 
 
 

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.

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