Supporting young people with complex disabilities
There is no such thing as a typical student or long-term resident at National Star – that’s what makes working for our charity so interesting and varied. We have students and residents with autism and learning disabilities, many with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). Some are non-verbal and use communication aids such as AAC devices while others have physical disabilities which means they rely upon a wheelchair to get around. All of the young people we support have huge personalities and like to have fun as they work towards achieving their aspirations.
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To discover more about the range of students and long-term residents supported by National Star read the case studies in our latest annual report.
Join our award-winning team
Top three reasons why you should join the team at National Star
- We’ll help you develop in your role, providing plenty of training and development opportunities. For internal candidates we offer degree apprenticeships in many healthcare disciplines including nursing, physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
- Our care worker roles are flexible with part-time and term-time positions available across our sites in Gloucestershire, Hereford and Wales.
- We have an excellent staff benefits package. For example, a healthcare cashback scheme, providing money back on wellbeing essentials like optician and dentist appointments and treatments, through to a contributory pension, generous holiday entitlement and cycle to work scheme.
Almost 1 in 10 of our staff have a declared disability and we are proud to have achieved Disability Confident employer status.
Can I volunteer?
Safeguarding and the workloads of our frontline care, therapy and teaching teams mean that we are not in a position to offer work experience or volunteering placements at National Star.
However, we welcome volunteers willing to support our fundraising team or those wishing to gain retail experience in our new charity shop at 35 Hucclecote Road, Gloucester and our soon to open new shop at Honeybourne Way, Cheltenham!