Young Persons Support Worker - Part Time

Sphere Solutions Ltd
From £7.75 to £9.75 per hour
16 Jun 2017
07 Jul 2017
We are looking to recruit outstanding support worker s to work across our services working with individuals with learning disabilities. You will be working with the transition team for young people to support individuals from 16 plus through into adulthood. The role of a Support Worker is a complex one, built upon a professional and respectful relationship with service users. The emphasis in on enablement and support to the service user in making choices and decisions about their life, enabling an individual to learn new and useful skills and participate in a wide range of daily living experiences, thereby increasing independence and autonomy in all aspects of their lives. The Support Worker (Young People) will provide day-to-day direct support to young people living within support ed living services. You will support them in order that they may gain the life skills needed to maintain their own tenancy. This role will also include the development of new initiatives and schemes to support young people with access to employment, education and training opportunities. Within this role you will also be able to develop strong partnerships with various statutory and voluntary agencies so that we are able to better support young peoples’ changing needs. This is a part time post covering Saturdays and evenings, approximately 14 hours a week. We a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee that operates as a provider of social care services for people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition. We have vast experience in support ing people who have previously challenged services and require very high support needs. People who once lived in hospital settings now live successfully in their own homes and have become valued members of their communities. We achieve this by delivering support that values and builds on people's interests, skills and abilities, promoting self-esteem, dignity and respect. We provide and resource a wide range of training programmes which are made available to staff. Working towards this nationally recognised standard of excellence has created a positive learning culture within our organisation and as a result we have an excellent record in developing our staff team. We are also an accredited centre with the following Awarding Organisations; OCR, and Royal Society for Public Health. Through these partnerships we are able to offer a diverse range of qualification opportunities within a number of vocational areas including; • Health and Social Care • Team Leading and Management • Education and Training • Business and Administration • Personal Development • Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT We also offer a number of Apprenticeship options throughout different services in Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. You can choose to access Health and Social Care, Business and Administration, Team Leading or Management. In addition to the qualifications listed above, and as part of our core learning and development package we are also able to offer the following; • Health and Safety • Equality and Diversity • Food Safety in Catering • First Aid (either Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work) • Managing Actual and Potential Aggression (MAPA) • Understanding Autism • Introduction to Safeguarding • Mental Health Awareness We ensure that the correct training is provided to all staff, based on their needs, and the needs of the services they work in. All staff are able to access specialist external training, where necessary, to further develop their skills and confidence in support ing people with learning disabilities and mental health needs. For more information on how to join this leading provider of support please contact Leanne on 01752 421888 or apply with your CV. This job was originally posted as