People in Action (Yorkshire)
People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities, Autism and similar conditions. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfill their aspirations and lead safer, healthier, better connected lives.
The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centred services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. The activities are wide ranging and include the provision of opportunities for sports and leisure, learning, employment, health, wellbeing and the development of life skills. The range of activities runs from practical courses in employability to social groups that meet in the community to enjoy leisure time together. Through individual care packages the charity also provides practical one to one support tailored to the needs to the individual.
We regularly have positions available, so if you’re interested in working with us then please keep checking this page.
Benefits of working for People in Action;
- 5.6 weeks holiday (pro rata)
- Mindful Employer
- Employee Assistance Program (Confidential helpline)
- Paid expenses
- Workplace Pension
- Robust Induction Program
- Competitive salary
- Living Wage Employer
- Flexible working
- Paid mandatory training
- Additional Company Sick Pay Entitlement
Support Worker – Count Me In One to One Service
Do you want to join our dedicated team of support workers and make a real difference to our members lives?
We have an exciting opportunity that has arisen within our Count Me In Service (One to One support) for support workers who are available to work during the day, evenings and weekends.
The role will be to provide one to one support that is tailored to meet the individual needs of the member and fulfill their personal goals. The successful candidate will support our members who have mild, moderate to complex needs and/or challenging behaviour, with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s and mental health difficulties.
If you are an individual that craves variety, a support worker role with People in Action can give you this. No two days are quite the same. You will be supporting members to gain an education, supporting them and developing life skills such as financial budgeting, weekly shopping, attending medical appointments and enjoying fun activities such as meals out, cinema trips and attending community events/groups.
This will require a flexible and imaginative approach to fulfilling the choices, requiring building up of knowledge and contacts within local services.
We are looking for an individual with a minimum of 12 months experience working within a care / support work setting. The individual will have the ability to encourage and engage our members to meet their needs and aspirations. It would be advantageous if you were a car driver with business insurance. Expenses are paid for mileage use at 45p per mile.
Salary: £9 per hour
Hours: Various hours available from 3 hours per week to full time (40 hrs) depending on your availability.
Location: Leeds and surrounding areas
To apply, please download the Job Description and Application Form below:
Download Job DescriptionDownload Application Form
and return the form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or post/drop the form into our office at The Old Fire Station.
Alternatively you can contact Leigh-Ann Hays, HR Officer to request an application pack or further information on 0113 244 3729.
Closing date: 30th June 2020