Community Support Worker – Fixed Term until 31st March 2024
Closing date: Friday 22 September 2023
Location: Leicester, LE1
Hours: 25h per week
Salary: £14,448.32 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term until 31st March 2024
Interview date: Monday 25th September 2023
We are looking for a Community Support Worker to join our team at Vista.
This role involves supporting people who have a sight and hearing loss or have a dual sensory impairment and an additional disability to become as independent as possible through supporting individual choice and control.
This is a fixed term role until 31st March 2024.
You will be required to work 25 hours per week flexibly Monday to Friday. There may be additional hours/weekend work to meet the needs of the service.
In this role you will;
- carry out support as required by the client, assisting people to access their community for appointments, shopping or activities.
- work with people within their own homes or assist them to travel to agreed destinations.
- support the individual to access their own community, ensuring that the person’s choice is exercised fully.
Experience of working with visually impaired people, older people or those with disabilities, you should also have proven verbal and written communication skills.
Benefits: 31 days annual leave (pro-rota), inclusive of bank holidays, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, your birthday off, full training for the role, hybrid working, excellent health benefits, wellbeing – access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
Working for Vista means you will be working for one of the oldest and largest local charities in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. We are an independent organisation working with people with sight loss and their families across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic and are an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities including visual impairments, and we encourage applications from such people who are under-represented in our workforce and face disadvantage on account of disability.
All candidates will be treated equally, and we will base decisions on appointments on the merits of the candidates.
For further information about this vacancy and details of how to apply, please visit the Vista website: https://www.vistablind.org.uk/join-our-team/job-vacancies/cswft/