Vacancies


Deputy National Leader

L’Arche Communities in the UK

£36,042 - £36,664

L'Arche is a worldwide federation of Communities of people with and without learning disabilities.mThe purpose of L’Arche is to create communities where people with and without learning disabilities can share life together and support each other, nourishing mutual friendships that reveal the gifts of each other, thereby becoming a sign to our world that we all belong, and so building a more just and peaceful world. There are three essential and integral dimensions to L’Arche – the service, the community and the spiritual. The provision of commissioned support services is an integral part of most L’Arche Communities.

In the UK, L’Arche is a single charitable company with ten L’Arche Communities and two projects under development. 

In order to strengthen the national team particularly in the area of support and care management, we are seeking to appoint a new post of Deputy National Leader. Whilst being responsible, in close partnership with the National Leader, for ensuring all three dimensions of L’Arche are integrated and balanced, the Deputy National Leader will take particular responsibility for advancing the strategic development, quality assurance, and financial viability of the service dimension. They will supervise the team of Regional Leaders and Finance Coordinator.

Are you inspired to bring your professional skills and experience to support our vision of a world where everyone belongs?

Please email

  • your full CV
  • the Application form and the Equal Opportunities form from the job application pack below

to john.sargent@larche.org.uk

Closing date Friday 17th November

Interviews Friday 1st December

Phone John Sargent, National Leader, on 07941 074705 for an informal discussion

DOWNLOAD JOB APPLICATION PACK HERE


Vacancies with L'Arche Liverpool

Care Worker Vacancies

£8.25-£8.64 per hour

Full Time Permanent Contracts available

Excellent Terms and Conditions

L’Arche has an exciting opportunity for Care Workers to join the team in Liverpool.

We have several exciting opportunities To work across 2 sites in L7 & L13 both supporting people with a high level of health care needs including challenging behaviour, dementia, end of life care and complex learning disabilities.

We are looking for Care Workers who are passionate about working with People with Learning Disabilities. We want people who are honest, have integrity, are hardworking, promote dignity, respect and equality.  We want people who will work and live in accordance with the values of L'Arche where each person is valued and encouraged to build relationships with one another and to develop their own potential for growth.

The Care Worker roles involve:

  • Providing help with all aspects of personal care including PEG, Catheter, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and Dementia.
  • Providing support with all aspects of end of life care.
  • Facilitating socialization and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out, going for a drive (where required), reading etc.
  • Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit
  • Liaise with families, friends, advocates, external agencies and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each service user
  • To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary
  • To support Service Users to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment, seeking advice where necessary
  • Adhere to regulatory standards
  • Fully Flexible to work various shift patterns

Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:

  • Minimum 12 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community.
  • Experience of working within a Nursing Home or Hospital setting and/or busy environment of care provider.
  • An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society.
  • A positive ‘can do’ Attitude, ability and willingness to work in stressful busy environment.
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English.
  • Observant and sensitive to a Service User’s needs.
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals.
  • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team
  • All applicants must be prepared to work on a rota basis.  Hours will include weekends, evenings, bank holidays, waking nights and sleep-ins.
  • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices

What we offer:

  • 28 days paid holiday (including bank holidays) given in the first year, rising to 33 days in the second year
  • Essential Medical care courses (where required).
  • Guaranteed Contracted Hours + Paid Over Time
  • Travel time and mileage paid between sites
  • A Full two weeks paid Induction &Shadowing & training
  • Excellent employee support and benefits
  • Child care vouchers
  • DBS paid for
  • QCF Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care supported
  • Career progression and personal development opportunities

Although grounded in the Christian tradition, L'Arche Communities welcome people of all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong.

If you feel you have the passion and drive to join our team please apply:

APPLY

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot save the above online application form. If you would like to come back to your application later, or if you have any problems filling out the form then please download and complete the following Word document:

Job application – Word document

We also need you to download and complete the following equal opportunties PDF document:

Equal opportunities – PDF document

Both completed documents can be emailed to liverpoolrecruitment@larche.org.uk

The successful applicants will be subject to 2 references and a fully enhanced DBS. Confirmation in post is also dependent on successful completion of the probationary period and all required training.


Care Worker – Waking Night Vacancies

£8.25 - £8.64 per hour

Full Time Permanent Contracts available

Excellent Terms and Conditions

L’Arche has several exciting opportunities for Waking Night Care Workers to join the team in Liverpool. The successful applicants will work across 2 sites in L7 & L13 both supporting people with a high level of health care needs including challenging behaviour, dementia, end of life care and complex learning disabilities.

We are looking for Waking Night Care Workers who are passionate about working with People with Learning Disabilities. We want people who are honest, have integrity, are hardworking, promote dignity, respect and equality.  We want people who will work and live in accordance with the values of L'Arche where each person is valued and encouraged to build relationships with one another and to develop their own potential for growth.

The Waking Night Care Worker roles involve:

  • Providing help with all aspects of personal care including PEG, Catheter, Epilepsy, Cerebral Palsy and Dementia.
  • Providing support with all aspects of end of life care.
  • General housekeeping e.g. cooking if required, domestic duties etc..
  • Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit
  • To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary
  • To support Service Users to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment, seeking advice where necessary
  • Adhere to regulatory standards

Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:

  • Able to work any waking night shift from 10pm – 10am / 8pm – 8am including bank holidays, weekends and so on.
  • Minimum 6mths (12 months preferred) of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community or experience of working within a Nursing Home or Hospital setting and/or busy environment of care provider.
  • An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society.
  • A positive ‘can do’ Attitude, ability and willingness to work in stressful busy environment.
  • Able to liaise with day time staff and to give clear, concise and accurate handover information
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English.
  • Observant and sensitive to a Service User’s needs.
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals when necessary
  • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices

What we offer:

  • 28 days paid holidays (including bank holidays) given in the first year, rising to 33 days in the second year
  • Essential Medical care courses (where required).
  • Guaranteed Contracted Hours + Paid Over Time
  • Travel time and mileage paid between sites
  • A Full two weeks paid Induction &Shadowing & training
  • Excellent employee support and benefits
  • Child care vouchers
  • DBS paid for
  • QCF Level 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care supported
  • Career progression and personal development opportunities

Although grounded in the Christian tradition, L'Arche Communities welcome people of all faiths and none: our vision is a world where all belong.

If you feel you have the passion and drive to join our team please apply:

APPLY

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot save the above online application form. If you would like to come back to your application later, or if you have any problems filling out the form then please download and complete the following Word document:

Job application – Word document

We also need you to download and complete the following equal opportunties PDF document:

Equal opportunities – PDF document

Both completed documents can be emailed to liverpoolrecruitment@larche.org.uk

The successful applicants will be subject to 2 references and a fully enhanced DBS. Confirmation in post is also dependent on successful completion of the probationary period and all required training.


Care and Support Worker

Role Summary:

  • To work and live in accordance with the values in the Charter of L'Arche where each person is valued and encouraged to build relationships with one another and to develop their own potential for growth.
  • To help facilitate and enable all household members in creating a home and enabling them to maximise their independence through the acquisition of new skills and increased social integration.

Responsible to: Team Leader / Locality Manager

Salary Range : £7.50 - £7.85 per hour dependent on qualifications

Hours: A full time position is 37.5hrs per week

Holidays (inclusive of bank holidays): 28days in the first year, rising to 33 days from the second year

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Personal care and support of people with learning disabilities:
  • Supporting individuals in their leisure, social, practical, physical and spiritual needs.
  • Helping people with physical needs may include some aspects of moving and handling.
  • Ensuring the development of individuals ability to make choices and enabling them to increase their independence.
  • Developing relationships, assisting in celebrations and supporting the spiritual life so that there is an atmosphere of welcome and friendship. The growth in new friendships will respect the professional responsibilities of support, which assistants carry.
  • To ensure that People with Learning Disabilities are supported to build and maintain relationships outside the community and participate in wider community goals and where possible make an active contribution.
  • To support people in Employment and Education / Volunteering opportunities as appropriate and in accordance with the professional boundaries of support.
  • Care of the individuals home: Supporting Adults with Learning Disabilities to grow in their independent living skills.
  • Completion of all necessary care and support records and security checks as required.
  • Attending and participating in team meetings, and any other meetings as requested including Supervision and Appraisals.
  • Administration: Carrying out delegated responsibilities for tasks such as record keeping, report writing, medication, First Aid and Fire Safety.
  • To communicate clearly with families, visitors and other professionals.
  • Training and Formation: Successful completion of all training and formation deemed appropriate by L’Arche.
  • Statutory Regulations: To comply with all the Health and Safety regulations and good practice of the same.
  • Must be willing to work weekends, evenings, bank holidays and to do sleep-ins on a flexible basis.
  • General: To perform any other duties commensurate with the post.
  • Duties and priorities may vary in accordance with Community priorities.

Conditions:

  • All Support Workers are invited but not required to attend Community activities unless they are supporting a Person with Learning Disabilities to participate.
  • Successful completion of the three month probationary period is essential for confirmation in post.
  • Subject to fully enhanced DBS disclosure.
  • Evidence of entitlement to work in the UK.
  • At least one form of photographic identification, proof of address and any relevant qualifications must be presented at interview.

APPLY

PLEASE NOTE: You cannot save the above online application form. If you would like to come back to your application later, or if you have any problems filling out the form then please download and complete the following Word document:

Job application – Word document

We also need you to download and complete the following equal opportunties PDF document:

Equal opportunities – PDF document

Both completed documents can be emailed to liverpoolrecruitment@larche.org.uk


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