Love your job

As an organisation accredited with Investors In People we take pride in valuing our staff as well as the people we support. We provide clear progression and development opportunities for our staff, whilst always keeping the people we support at the heart of our culture. If you start a career with us, you are choosing to make a real difference to someone’s life every day, whilst continually developing your skills and knowledge within the sector.

A career with Drive

Start your career with Drive and make a real difference supporting people with disabilities.

I have worked for Drive for over 28 years, staring as a support worker at the age of 22 in Respite Care in Brynsadler. Drive paid for and supported me to gain the relevant qualifications to achieve promotion to Deputy and then Team Manager, I later applied to become a training facilitator which I enjoyed for eight years, before gaining promotion as Drive’s Health and Safety Co-ordinator. I have been fortunate to have held a variety of posts, and Drive have always provided training and encouraged me to reach my potential in each role I have undertaken.

Mark Slater

Day in a life of a support worker

Morning

In the morning you could be helping people to start the day, some people may need extra help others may just need a wake up call. Each person we support is unique and within Drive we celebrate difference.

Daytime

After breakfast the plans for the day begin. The amount of support you will give varies, some people will need intensive support throughout the day. Others will need you to support them in the community to access local services and engage in community events and activities.

Evening

Later on in the day you might be supporting people to cook their evening meal or to meet friends out, go to the cinema, play sports or watch television

Night time

In the night you may support people to get ready for bed and sometimes you may be required to sleep-in at the service overnight to support people if they need it throughout the night.

Working hours

We offer a range of contracts although a typical working day is 7½ hours. We support some individuals 24/7 365 days a year. A sleep in shift normally runs from 10pm - 7am.

Drive are proud to pay £65.68 for a sleep in

Training & Development

As an Investor in People organisation Drive recognises the importance of valuing our staff and equipping them with training and development for the provision of high quality services. We are proud of the extensive training programme offered to provide the relevant skills, knowledge and values for their role.

All new employees undertake a comprehensive induction program in line with sector requirements, supplemented with the provision of a Core Training programme to ensure person centred support to people with a wide range of needs. All learning is delivered by highly skilled experts with specialist knowledge, experience and professional qualifications in training for social care.

As an Accredited Assessment Centre with City & Guilds Drive operates a highly successful and respected Qualifications Training Programme.

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