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Relief Support Worker

9.50 - 9.509.50 - 9.50 per hour
Real Life Options

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Relief Support Workers – Harrow/ Brent London @ £9.50 per hour

Do you want a Real

  • Opportunity
  • Chance to make a difference
  • Career progression
  • Chance to develop your skills and knowledge

Real Life Options is a registered charity, come and work for Real Life Options and you’ll start your day knowing that you’re making a difference by supporting greater independence and creating more opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism.

You’ll have a really rewarding role working with a great team of people and the chance to make a real difference to other people’s lives. We will support you along your career path to learn, develop and grow.

The role

We deliver creative, flexible, person-centred and individualised support to people living in 3 shared residential homes. The services are located centrally in Harrow and Brent. There are several public transport links in the area, so drivers are not essential. If you are a driver, free parking is available.

You will be providing support to adults with autism, learning disabilities, mobility issues, and dysphasia. This will be under one roof rather than door to door. We support individuals to live independently, taking them out into their local community to visit day centres, arts & craft events, musical theatre trips, skills academies, museums and exhibitions. You will also help to arrange and partake in holidays to the coast, cities and places of interest.

Previous experience is desirable for this position although full training will be provided. As part of your training you will receive guidance and support from a dynamic and experienced team of support workers. This will involve being allocated with a ‘buddy’ (an experienced member of staff showing you the ropes, who will be on hand to support you all the way).

Real Life Options offers flexible employment opportunities. You will work as part of a team with other support workers on a shared rota and will include shift working, including evenings, sleepovers, nights and weekends.

Benefits and Rewards

At Real Life Options we treat our people with the same respect, care and consideration that we show to the people we support. Not only do we provide competitive rates of pay, a great place to work and great job satisfaction, our additional benefits include:

  • Accredited training giving you the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate job
  • Access to training bursaries
  • A minimum of 28-days paid holiday a year, including bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • An employer contributory pension scheme
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme (including a medical helpline, telephone and face-to-face counselling, debt, financial and legal information)
  • £10,000 Life cover
  • Refer a Friend Incentive £250 Bonus (terms and conditions apply)
  • A financial wellbeing scheme
  • A reward gateway with access to discounted goods and services
  • Recognition Initiatives
  • The chance to make a real difference in people’s lives
  • Cycle to work scheme

We are keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours who can help us to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do these are:

Respect – Honesty – Responsibility – Excellence

If you can circle 6 or more of the skills below, then you could be the person we are looking for:

Honest - Good Communicator - Strong Values – Flexible - Passionate - Self Motivated - Reliable - Caring - Inclusive

Please note that initial contact with applicants will usually be by email, so please check all of your email folders regularly, including your junk mail folders.

Real Life Options are an equal opportunities employer. We seek to recruit, train and promote the best person for the job, to make full use of the talents and resources of all our people and to craft a working environment free from unlawful discrimination, victimisation and harassment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty, a medical condition or individual need that you believe may affect your performance in selection, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes to enable you to perform at your best so please do let us know.

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