Want your work to count? Start a career with Livability

This month, we are reflecting on our value of being ‘open’. Livability’s Head of Recruitment and Workforce Planning Alice Morris talks about who’s best suited to a career in social care – and why Livability is worth working for.

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What roles does Livability have on offer, Alice?

We want to appoint enabling support workers, to care for and support people with disabilities in our many services. These include residential care homes, supported living, and other contexts. People come to us from many sectors: social care of course, but retail, hospitality, nursing and elsewhere. Currently we’ve got more roles in London and the Bournemouth area, but there are jobs available around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Who is a ‘good fit’ for a job in social care?

We’re looking for people who have a caring heart, want to enable others and make a difference. One of our charity’s values is being open, and that is lived out by someone who will listen to the people they are supporting, and recognise that different people want their care needs met in different ways. It’s about bringing joy to someone’s life.


Do you need any qualifications to join as an enabling support worker?

No, but we ask that you be willing to work towards an NVQ Level 2 in social care, which is the sector requirement. This training is partly online and partly practical.


How safe is working with Livability, in the current pandemic?

Very safe! – since the beginning, we have set and maintained stringent protocols and have never had a shortage of PPE. We offer robust wellbeing support for staff, including free access to counselling.


Why is Livability a good choice for potential employees?

We want to develop your career with us, and so we will invest in you long-term. We offer an attractive package, including a good pension scheme, which is unusual in this sector; flexible working; ‘Golden Hello’ incentives for some roles, and other benefits. And I want to say: as a support worker, what you do is really, really important and we want to attract the best possible talent we can, because your work is absolutely key to our charitable mission. Please come and work with us!

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