Could you support children and young people with multiple complex needs and visual impairment to reach their full potential for independence and fulfilment?

RNIB Pears Centre for Specialist Learning in Ash Green, Coventry is looking to recruit to its expanding team of social care workers.

What skills and experience do I need?

Supporting children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind or partially sighted is as challenging and physically demanding as it is truly rewarding.

You need to:

  • be prepared to support children and young people with complex needs such as autism, communication difficulties, learning disabilities, epilepsy and severe medical conditions
  • be fun to be with
  • have good problem-solving and communication skills
  • be a team player
  • remain calm under pressure
  • have patience and enthusiasm.

Appointment is subject to an enhanced disclosure and barring services check for regulated activity.

Social care worker positions at Pears Centre

In addition to the above qualities, for social care positions you also need to:

  • be able to work shift hours on a roster basis
  • be aged over 22 in compliance with the Children's Home National Minimum Standards.

To be a social care worker, you don't need qualifications to join us as we will help you achieve these. Full training will be provided.

What will I gain?

  • Job satisfaction from helping to support and transform the lives of children and young people with multiple disabilities and complex health needs who are blind and partially sighted.
  • Experience working for a leading charity in a service graded "Outstanding" by Ofsted.
  • New skills and career progression opportunities.
  • Opportunity to access a range of good employee benefits including pension scheme and money saving initiatives.

What members of our team say

"I have worked for RNIB Pears Centre for 10 years now and I feel privileged to have done so. When I first started I had no prior experience in the care industry. However the high standard of training I undertook enabled me to develop the skills needed to fulfil my role as a social care worker. I feel very proud to be part of a team that is committed to the successful development of the young people in our care, promoting equal opportunities with total respect and dignity."
- Ann, social care worker

"I decided to return to RNIB Pears Centre after having a baby. I know that our young people get the best quality of care and coaching for their transition into adulthood. The dedication, patience, commitment and support given to our young people by care staff, teaching assistants, healthcare team and management is second to none."
- Sue, sessional social care worker

"I have been employed by RNIB Pears Centre for more than three years now, and I can truthfully say that I wake up every morning with the same enthusiasm as if it were my first day. To have the opportunity to work for such a fabulous charitable organisation and support such inspirational children and young people is not only extremely rewarding but a privilege. The children and young people show daily resilience in spite of their disabilities and continue to exceed people's expectations. I feel extremely proud knowing that I am providing them with a positive male role model. I look forward to many more years working at RNIB Pears Centre."
- Darren, team leader

Find out more and apply

For information take a look at our current vacancies (go to West Midlands section).

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