A career is so much more than just a job, it’s something we devote a huge proportion of our adult lives to, and more and more these days people want to make sure that this investment of time pays off in job satisfaction and fulfilment. Here are 10 reasons why many of our co-workers have chosen to build a career at Liaise Loddon:
1) They make an incredible difference to peoples’ lives
And not just the lives of the people we support, but those of their family and friends, as well as your co-workers and the community as a whole. Supporting and enabling our service users to lead happy and fulfilled lives is truly rewarding, one reason why this is so much more than just a job for most of our co-workers.
2) An excellent salary and benefits package
Liaise Loddon is committed to becoming a Living Wage employer, and we currently pay all co-workers at least £7.85 per hour. All co-workers are entitled to a generous company pension scheme, as well as access to tax free childcare vouchers and shopping and travel savings.
3) Generous annual leave entitlement
All our co-workers are entitled to the equivalent of 7 weeks annual leave (28 days per year for support workers on the standard shift pattern) with additional bonus leave entitlement granted for long service.
4) Career development
Within Liaise we believe strongly that our co-workers should be given opportunities to develop their career, and our steady growth means that opportunities are always there. The majority of our Directors and Registered Managers began their careers as support workers.
5) 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme
All our co-workers have free access for themselves and their family to a 24 hour confidential helpline which provides qualified advice on a wide range of work-related and personal issues. Any co-worker who is sick for reasons related to stress or anxiety is able to access immediate help from trained counsellors.
6) Excellent Training
At Liaise we see the best training as being an essential part of our commitment to delivering the best possible support to our service users. Whether it be through our comprehensive in-house induction programme and ongoing development opportunities, or through our commitment to supporting our co-workers in achieving external qualifications such as the QCF, our priority is to ensure that our co-workers are fully equipped with the knowledge and skills they need.
7) Investors in People
Liaise Loddon has achieved the Investors in People Bronze Award, in recognition of our continuing commitment to achieving organisational excellence.
8) An active, varied day
Working with us means supporting our service users in every aspect of their daily lives – this could be anything from intensive sensory activities in the home, to making sure they have access to the widest possible range of activities in the community. Activities can include swimming, horse riding, gardening, visiting the local pub, or a trip to the seaside. No two days will ever be the same.
9) A predictable working schedule
As a co-worker at Liaise you will be working to a fixed rolling shift pattern, meaning that you can plan your life always knowing in advance what days you are going to be working.
10) Job security
There is an increasing need for adult care services of all kinds, and Liaise Loddon’s expertise in supporting adults with the most severe learning disabilities ensures that there is a constant and growing demand for our services.
If you want to find out more, you can see some of our co-workers talking about working with Liaise at https://www.liaise.co.uk/meet-our-co-workers/ , call us on 01256 812663, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.