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WORK FOR US

New Year - New Experience? 

Not your average Support Worker role! 

 

Role: Session Support Worker (full time only)

Salary: £23,400 (per annum) 

Hours: Monday-Friday, 9.00-5.30 (37.5 hours per week)

​Closing Date for applications: Friday 12th January 2024

 

Nickel Support is a unique, not for profit, award-winning and growing organisation! In particular, we are looking for wonderfully creative, caring, dynamic and energetic individuals who would be interested in being a Session Support Worker, with a difference! 

More About Us… We support over 100 adults with learning disabilities living in Sutton and surrounding boroughs, providing them with fantastic opportunities for training and progressing towards paid employment. At Nickel Support we pride ourselves on being unique and offer a different way to enhance the lives of adults with learning disabilities and/or autism we support. Our truly person-centred approach enables us to strive for the best for every individual we work with, offering the opportunity to have real purpose in their lives, and ultimately leading to a more fulfilled life. 

Our vision is for every person with a learning disability to have a purposeful and fulfilled life. 

Running alongside our main service is the project Interestingly Different, a homeware and gift store with a difference in Carshalton. Here we sell our fantastic jams and chutneys, upcycled furniture and beautiful jesmonite homeware, all of which our Trainees create in house, with the support of our brilliant support team. As well as selling our own products, we also sell products from charities, organisations and social enterprises working to create social impact in their own areas.

A Typical Day… Based in our Carshalton or Cheam Hub, a typical day is very varied - you could be supporting an up-cycling furniture session in the morning, jumping into an exercise or mindfulness session in the afternoon - or even spending the afternoon in our weekly pop-up cafe, with full training given in all areas. We believe this is the exciting and unique aspect of Nickel Support and it certainly makes it an interesting place to work! 

Benefits… ​Aside from the fulfilment of doing a job you love, there are numerous other benefits for working for Nickel Support. This includes London Living Wage, a good amount of Annual Leave, ongoing career development training, personal development training, 10% discount in our social enterprise shop, a company pension and, most importantly, the knowledge that you are making real tangible changes in the lives of people with learning disabilities and/or autism.

New Career? Although we welcome applications from people who have experience in the field of learning disabilities, we have a number of staff who have transitioned from other careers, such as retail, hospitality and other areas of social care. We see this as a potential real asset to Nickel Support, as it means that we can welcome a whole new set of skills through the door. If you are kind, energetic and care about making a difference, then please do think about trying something new … this could be the job you never knew you wanted, but could just be exactly what you are looking for. 

As someone who moved from a long career in Retail to Nickel Support, our Enterprise Manager spoke from his own experience when he said “Having managed and worked in retail for over 20 years, I felt that I had a skill set that could be used to do something more meaningful and with a purpose, and then an opportunity came up to join Nickel Support. I now consider myself lucky to work with a group of individuals who continue to amaze me on a near daily basis, and it is a joy to watch their skills and confidence grow.” (Dave Buck, December 2023)

Contact… If you would like to apply for this role, please read the job description and job specification which can be found here on our website, along with the application form -

 

Support Worker Job Description and Specification

Session Support Worker Application Form

In particular we are really interested to read the Supporting Statement on your application form. If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview in the New Year. 

If you have any questions before applying, please contact our HR Manager - HR@nickel.org.uk

 

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