With more young people than ever before preparing to take up a September placement with us, we’re launching our biggest recruitment drive yet. We’ve now doubled our joining bonus and introduced three different contract options to give new recruits more choice.
£1,000 Joining Bonus
As an incentive to encourage people to become support workers, we’re offering a joining bonus of £1,000 to those who join our team during July and August. This incentive is not permanent and is designed to encourage people who are thinking of applying to come to us sooner rather than later.
Multiple Contract Options
Flexibility is important to many people. We currently have four contract options available:
- 40 hours
- 32 hours
- 20 hours
- 16 hours
With the ever-changing state of the workplace due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a new career in care with Elidyr Communities Trust could offer the stability that many other sectors don’t. You’ll know exactly which shifts you’ll be working each week, at least 8 weeks in advance, and you’ll be entitled to extra money for overtime shifts.
Opportunities to carry out sleep-in shifts also bring additional payments.
Interesting, Rewarding Work
Elidyr Communities Trust is not a stereotypical care provider, working as a support worker with young adults with additional learning needs can be hard work at times but it can also be extremely rewarding, and it is never dull! Working with us can bring incredible job satisfaction, fun and a strong sense of self-worth, helping our learners and residents to live their lives full of meaning and purpose.
Life Changing Experiences
Many people who have started a new career with us, are amazed by the impact our young people have on their lives. There are so many preconceptions about working in care, so we recently enlisted the help of one of our lovely team members, Natasha, to help bust a few myths by sharing her experience working with us.
“My mother kept suggesting I apply for a job at Elidyr Communities Trust, she said ‘it’s not like other care homes Tash, give it a go. You’ve got the right temperament’. For once I listened to her and applied. It was the best decision I’ve made!”
No Experience Needed – Full Training Given
You do not need previous experience or any specific qualifications, as we provide all the necessary training, but you should be friendly, pragmatic, and hard working. You will learn lots of interesting new skills, such as sign language. There are also opportunities to progress through the organisation. Today we have tutors, managers and office staff who started with us as support workers.
Great Working Environment
If that’s not enough to tempt you, your working environment couldn’t be more interesting. We are set in 180 acres of the beautiful Towy Valley near Llandovery. We have our own on-site shop, craft workshops and a gymnasium, as well as lots of friendly animals. We also provide all your meals for you whilst you are at work.
All this, along with a competitive salary and opportunities for overtime with excellent hourly rates.
If you would like to see for yourself what we do, why not book a recruitment taster day?
This is an excellent opportunity to have a tour and ask any questions.