Support & Activity Worker

Website Age UK Plymouth

We have an exciting new opportunity to join our day centre team as a Support Worker. Here are some of things our wonderful employees have to say about working for Age UK Plymouth.

“It’s a lovely charity to work for. Everyone is very caring and supportive. It is so nice to be appreciated, not just by the clients, but by managers and office staff.”

“I’ve found myself again working for Age UK Plymouth. I enjoy coming to work and being involved with such a great charity. My colleagues and manager(s) are awesome and so supportive and approachable. This job makes me feel human again, I am so grateful for Age UK in many ways.”

“I have been made so welcome by everyone in the building and cannot thank everyone enough. I feel privileged to be working with the whole team.”

You will be responsible for delivering activity sessions for older people and providing support in either of our Day Centres, based in Mount Gould and Plymstock.

Your role will involve working as part of a team, working closely with our management team, clients, families, and friends of the people you are supporting alongside other health and social care professionals to ensure people are supported to lead the lives they choose.

The successful candidate will have experience of delivering activities within a care setting and a qualification in Health and Social Care is desirable, if you have no Health and Social Care qualification you will be expected to work towards your Care Certificate provided by us. You will need to work well as part of a team and be enthusiastic about delivering engaging activities to older people.

A post of this nature is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

The wellbeing of our employees is a priority so we have the following benefits:

·        On top of the 5.6 weeks annual leave with Age UK Plymouth your annual leave will also increase by an additional day with each year of service for the 1st 5 years.

·        Company sick pay is available after successful completion of the probationary period.

·        We have an Employee Assistance Programme with Bupa.

·        Social events.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Rate of Pay: £22,308 per annum

Closing Date: 15/04/2024

Interview Date: TBC

To apply, please submit a CV & cover letter. Please visit the Age UK Plymouth website for further information https://www.ageuk.org.uk/plymouth/get-involved/work-for-us/ or if you do not have access to the internet, please call Age UK Plymouth to request an application pack.

To apply for this job email your details to personnel@ageukplymouth.org.uk.

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