These are demanding and at times, challenging jobs and we need people who are up to the challenge. Making such a positive difference to people’s lives and watching them develop can also be very rewarding.
Various shifts will be required, including some evenings / weekends, as well as occasional short breaks with small groups and / or one to one. You will need to be flexible in a fast moving environment. No two days will be the same. We pride ourselves in the flexible support we provide for people. We expect the same from you so that we can continue to make a positive difference for the many people who rely on our support.
If you have a level 2 qualification in Care, or something similar, great. If not, you will be given appropriate training. Most importantly, we need you to want to work with people who need a little support in order to lead fulfilling lives and we will want you to demonstrate this in your application.
If you already have experience of working with children and / or adults with learning disabilities / other needs then that’s also great, we really want to hear from you. Some people forget about experience they have with family / friends and the skills they have developed as a result. Having a driving licence would also be a distinct advantage.
Our office is based in Wallsend and you will work as part of our Personalised Support team, supporting people with learning disabilities and other needs across the North of Tyne area.
If you feel you have the commitment, enthusiasm and energy to join our team and have a real impact, we want to hear from you. You won’t regret it. These are new posts and there are some great development opportunities in the future for the right people. We welcome applications from people starting out in their careers, people returning to work from caring responsibilities as well as people taking a new career direction. We have some great examples within our team where people have developed their careers. We recently had a very positive staff survey and we are continuously looking to improve terms and conditions having recently adopted the real living wage for all of our support team.
LD:NorthEast are a North Tyneside based charity, supporting people of all ages who have a learning disability / difficulty, many of whom have other physical disabilities, mental health needs or other challenging conditions. Our primary aim is to help the people we support to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, making sure they have access to opportunities many of us take for granted. We support people to make friends, take part in activities that support their health, well-being and safety and to live as individuals, being in control of everything they do.
How to Apply
Please download the application form and job description below, or contact our reception on 0191 2622261 / Sharon.May@ldne.org.uk if you would like an application pack posted out to you.
Please email your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org, post to 205 Park Rd, Wallsend, NE28 7NL or drop in to the office.
Deadline Monday 30th September, 12 noon (We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive enough applications)