Employment Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in working for Chrysalis.

WORK FOR US!

If you’re looking for a support worker role like no other, Chrysalis has the career for you.

Chrysalis is no ordinary place to work. This is a place that’s unique.

Forget support worker jobs that are all about the same routine, day in, day out – no two days here are the same. We can promise you something really different – something that will bring a smile to your face every time you come to work.

From our bases in Wigton and Carlisle, Chrysalis supports adults with disabilities, with a strong focus on those with learning disabilities, to live their best lives. We want the people we support to be active and independent.

We want you to work with individuals to develop and build on people’s abilities, enabling them to develop their strengths and interests, and to have an active role in their community.

Experience is preferred but not essential. We want you to have positive values and a willingness to learn and develop in your role.

THE HOURS

Various hours are available including days, weekends, overnights and sleepovers. Life isn’t 9-5, as you know, so we need support that works for individuals and their interests. Flexibility is key!

THE REWARDS

Our benefits package is among the best in our sector. It includes a competitive salary, contributory pension, healthcare benefit scheme, 30 days’ holiday (including bank holidays) rising to 35 days, childcare vouchers and extensive training opportunities.

HOW DO I APPLY?

Simply click the application form link or get in touch if you need more details. Call us on 016973 44751 or email hr@chrysalis-cumbria.co.uk

THE ROLES

We have five different roles available:

– Community Activity Support Workers

– Community Activity Team Leader

– Independent Living Support Workers

– Relief Support Workers to join our team of cover staff

-Supported Living Waking Nights Support Worker

Full training will be provided so no experience in support is required. We are looking for people with the right attitude, skills and interests who are passionate about working with people.

1. COMMUNITY ACTIVITY SUPPORT WORKERS

Do you love to be hands-on? Have you got some fabulous creative skills that you could share? We offer all these activities to the people we support:

  • Woodwork / pottery / crafts
  • Horticulture / hospitality / baking / cooking / retail
  • Photography / media / IT
  • Fitness & healthy lifestyles including fellwalking, cycling, going to the gym, swimming
  • Music / singing / dancing
  • Educational experiences

If you want to share your passion and support others to develop their talents, we would love you to join our friendly community activities team, providing excellent opportunities and activities for the people we support.

THE HOURS

Community activities hours: Full and part-time positions available which will include elements of evening and weekend work.

THE SALARY

Community activities salary: £17,438.24 – £17,666.49 pro rata, £8.91-£9.03 (Full time 37.5 hrs)

2. COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES TEAM LEADER

We need an additional team leader to join our management team. You will already have significant experience within the learning disabilities field and be committed to providing high quality management and supervision of support workers, therefore experience of managing staff is required.

Experience of the provision of assistance for individuals with complex needs who may require specialist support would be advantageous.

Access to your own vehicle for work, with appropriate business-use insurance, is essential.

THE HOURS

37.5 per week which will include elements of evening and weekend work.

THE SALARY-

Community Activities Team Leader: £20,508.87 – £23208.33 pa

3. INDEPENDENT LIVING SUPPORT WORKERS

We currently support six individuals in their fabulous farmhouse in the countryside on the edge of Wigton, helping them to live ordinary lives and be part of the community.This is a unique setting established by individuals and their families.

You’ll help people by sharing in their daily lives, both at home and out and about with a range of everyday activities and interests, including some great opportunities to support people to concerts and events, the pub and the occasional barbeque! You’ll also be helping them maintain and develop their skills in the home, like cooking, shopping and laundry.

THE HOURS

Support is required 24/7 so this will include evening, weekend work, waking nights, sleep-ins and bank holidays.

THE SALARY

Independent living salary: £17,438.24 – £18,102.13 pro rata, £8.91-£9.25 p/h (Full time 37.5 hrs) + sleep in rate £47 per night

4. RELIEF STAFF

You will provide essential cover for staff holidays, training or absence, mostly planned in advance, however you may be called on at short notice for immediate cover at certain times. Shifts are available for Independent Living and Community Activities Support Workers.

THE SALARY

Relief Staff salary: £8.91-£9.03 p/h Community Activities £8.91-£9.25 Independent Living.

5. SUPPORTED LIVING – WAKING NIGHTS SUPPORT WORKER

Ever wanted a role which offers you the balance between your personal and home life with work commitments ? A role where you can do both ?…  Look no further, Chrysalis recognises that not all people can commit to a rotating work pattern.

We are looking for individuals who are able to work a ‘waking night’ shift pattern, someone who may have commitments during the day

You’ll help people by sharing in their daily lives,  following support plans , ensuring their safety and wellbeing in a compassionate and person-centred way. You will support people’s night time routine and take an active role to ensure this is in keeping with their personal needs.

A Level 2 Adult Care Worker or Health and Social Care Certificate  is desirable, but we can support candidates to achieve this within 12 months of appointment into the post. Experience in a health or care setting is not a requirement, but we are looking for people who have a desire to support individuals in an caring and compassionate way, promoting wellbeing and safety.

You’ll be part of a team of excellent, caring, Supported Living Care Workers, ensuring a single team approach and smooth hand overs at the end of your shift.

THE HOURS

Support is required  from 10pm until 7am over an average of 35 hours per week,  i.e. 3 nights on and 3 nights off on a rolling rota.

THE SALARY

Independent living salary: £18’447.00 pro rata, £9.46 p/h (Full time 37.5 hrs) 

Click to Complete: Application Form

For more information please contact us on:

Tel: 016973 44751 or email: hr@chrysalis-cumbria.co.uk

or visit our Facebook page:  @chrysaliscumbria1984

Or apply by clicking the Application Form link above

Chrysalis is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check. We are an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community.