About UsOrbis Education and Care is an exciting and rapidly growing sector-leading provider of specialist services for children and adults with complex needs associated with autism. Our homes and schools provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment for the individuals we support, within a framework of lifelong learning. Our focus is on supporting individual needs as well as their strengths, interests and aspirations, in order to help them to become as independent and fulfilled as possible.
Our Aim is to be an Employer of Choice, attracting and retaining the best talent for Orbis, and creating the conditions for everyone to flourish.
At Orbis Education and Care we truly understand that having happy employees makes for happy environments for our young people. If you join us you can look forward to:
A comprehensive learning and development programme to ensure everyone at Orbis has the opportunity to flourish and be the best they can be. This ranges from technical training to soft skills. Our career pathways are clearly mapped out, and we are proud to say that we have numerous examples of inspiring career stories of current employees who have progressed through the business, including up to Board level.
Active investment in key qualifications to ensure staff can continue to demonstrate and continuously improve their competence in specific areas.
Competitive salary scales which are bench marked regularly to ensure we are competitive with local market rate, alongside overtime opportunities.
Competitive annual leave allowance.
Company pension scheme.
Regular recognition initiatives, including a competitive recommend a friend scheme, as well as an invitation to our annual awards event!
We also offer a wide range of additional benefits, dependant on role.
What it’s like to work for us?Georgia Lubrani - Team Leader The Old Vicarage I started working at The Old Vicarage after I graduated university in 2015. I had never worked in the care sector before and I came in as a Support Worker. I absolutely loved the lifestyle, atmosphere and the progressiveness of The Old Vicarage. Every day as a support worker was unique and I enjoyed being in a team of people that were so dedicated to improving the lives and independence of our Individuals. After a year and a half of Support Work I became a Team Leader. In this role I feel empowered to make a change to the individuals living at The Old Vicarage and create a person centred approach with an accessible environment and opportunities for individuals with Autism.
Julianna Palazzotto (Juju) - Team Leader Coed Parc I joined Orbis in 2015 as a support worker having no care experience and not knowing what to expect. I worked in Ty Bronllys for 3 months as Coed Parc wasn’t open and was greeted and made to feel part of the team straight away. Within months of moving to Coed Parc my manager promoted me to a key worker, I thrived at the role and loved every minute knowing I was making an impact on a young adult’s life. I soon progressed and got nominated to head the staff forum in head office which was held monthly and then took a big step applying to be a team leader and successfully getting the job. I have been doing this role for nearly 2 years and love every aspect about it, I’ve nearly finished my level 5 in health and social care and hopefully in the future will progress further to become a manager somewhere, though I do love my roots. All this wouldn’t of been possible without the support and guidance of the team here in Coed Parc, the team are amazing and they all put in such a great effort when working with the lads.
Deputy Manager – Ty Coryton - During my time within Orbis I have had many opportunities. I started as a support worker nearly eight years ago, in that time I found Ty Coryton to be a lively, caring and fun place to work. But more importantly I have met the best young people who are supported in such an amazing and compassionate way. The young people are always at the centre of what we do, every day we strive to ensure that they gain as many skills as we can teach and have the best childhood we can enable. No two days are ever the same and on some of those days you forget its even work! Since then I have worked in several difference positions and departments, I have found my colleagues and managers have supported my progression throughout. In May I was promoted to a deputy manager in Ty Coryton, I felt this was the right time to take that step (one I always hoped for) and I can honestly say it’s the best thing I ever did. I now have the opportunity to mentor and coach those around me, to help them gain the experience necessary to help them progress.
The type of jobs we recruit for?Support Worker