Part Time Direct Support Worker (Horizons)

Service: Adult Services

Location: Hedleys Horizons, Station Road, Forest Hall, NE12 8YY

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Part time

Salary: £23,334 per annum (Full Time Salary)

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Part Time Direct Support Worker (Horizons)

Who are we?

The Percy Hedley Foundation is one of the largest regional charities supporting people with a range of learning and physical needs. We take a person centred, flexible approach to the care and support we provide.

We work towards excellence every day and our team members are committed to delivering the very best outcomes for the people we support. Our dynamic and flexible service is tailored to the specific needs of the individual, making it easier to live, learn and be part of a world adapting to change.

Hedley’s Horizons provides adults with disabilities day opportunities and activities that promote the ethos of lifelong learning and the importance of wellbeing in adult life. Hedley’s Horizons is a busy, vibrant, and varied environment that supports disabled adults with cerebral palsy, communication and sensory impairments and complex learning needs including those with Autism Spectrum Conditions. We offer a choice of activities that meet peoples' aspirations, needs and preferences, thus offering a very individual programme with support from a highly skilled and dedicated staff team.

The Role

Hedley’s Horizons is part of Adult Services which support individuals to participate in a variety of activities and enterprise sessions. It offers a busy, vibrant, and varied environment that supports disabled adults with autism, communication and sensory impairments and complex needs.

On offer is a wide choice of activities that meet people's aspirations, needs and preferences, thus offering a very individual programme with support from a highly skilled and dedicated team.

We are currently recruiting for a Support Workers to work in our Horizons service. Horizons is based at 3 key locations. 1 in Killingworth and 2 in Forest Hall. The expectation is that you are flexible to work across all 3 sites 

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 The role will involve working full days including a Wednesday however the other days are flexible. The salary quoted is Full time amount 

Mondays 8.45 - 4.15pm

Tuesdays 8.45 - 4.00pm

Wednesdays 8.45 - 4.00pm (6.00pm once every 4 weeks)

Thursdays 8.45- 4.00pm

Fridays 8.45 - 4.00pm

It is important to be a real team player. Flexibility with an ability to adapt and respond to evolving situations is an important skill for our team that helps us maintain the highest level of care and support. Experience working with individuals with ASC or PMLD would be desirable.

If you think you have what it takes to join our team, we would love to hear from you.

Why Work for Us

Hedley’s Horizons encourages career development and progression. We run a robust training programme and we also have development opportunities both within the service and across the wider Foundation.

We also offer the following benefits to staff:

  • Wellbeing support (including occupational health, physio services and counselling services)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme. (Contributions can be matched up to 5%.)
  • Induction and ongoing training.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Access to a rewards scheme designed to save money on shopping
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • 23 days holidays rising to 28 (including bank holidays)

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS and barring checks as well as other employment clearances such as referencing and online checks in line with our regulator’s legislation requirements.

Please note it is an offence to apply for this role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and the Percy Hedley Foundation has the right to respond appropriately.

As a disability confident employer who is registered and accredited by the scheme, we would encourage all applications but please reach out if you require any guidance or support in your application.

This role is classed as regulated activity as it involves working directly with children and/or vulnerable adults. All shortlisted candidates will be asked to complete a criminal records self-declaration form prior to interview.

The position will be closed once a suitable candidate has been appointed

Please access the following link for our vulnerable adults protection policy:

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