Support Worker / Learning Disabilities Buddy

  • Job Reference: AWDO-P5502
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2020
  • Recruiter: AWD online
  • Location: in and around Guildford, Surrey
  • Salary: £17,500
  • Bonus/Benefits: pro rata
  • Sector: Social Care
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: CV Response Team

Job Description

A Support Worker / Learning Disabilities Buddy who is fun, friendly, compassionate, caring and has a genuine desire in supporting and encouraging young people with learning disabilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives is required for a well-established and growing community based charity.

Previous experience would be great, although not essential as the charity will provide fully paid training so that you can make a real difference to people’s lives.

 

SALARY: £17,500 pro rata / £8.97 Per Hour (plus paid annual leave, sleep-in shifts and overtime subject to availability)

LOCATION: in and around Guildford, Surrey

JOB TYPE: Full-Time and Part-Time Permanent Jobs Available

WORKING HOURS: Variable Hours Available (covering days, evenings, nights and weekends – perfect to fit around your studies, home life or other commitments)

 

PLEASE NOTE: There will be local travel involved in the role and we therefore encourage applications from individuals who have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.

 

** ALL LEVELS OF EXPERIENCE CONSIDERED **

** FULL TRAINING PROVIDED **

** FULL-TIME & PART-TIME JOBS AVAILABLE **

 

IS THIS YOU?

  • Are you interested in supporting young people to reach their full potential?
  • Or are you looking for a new challenge or an experienced support worker seeking a new opportunity?

Either way, we want to hear from you!

 

JOB OVERVIEW

To suit the charity’s young peoples’ support needs, they have various contract options available including full-time, part-time, weekends-only and flexible hours.

Due to an expansion of the charity’s services, we have a fantastic new job opportunity for a Support Worker / Learning Disabilities Buddy who is fun, friendly, compassionate, caring and has a genuine desire in supporting and encouraging young people with learning disabilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives.

The charity is a vibrant organisation that provides various opportunities and support services for young people with learning disabilities to access social activities, educational programmes and supported living accommodation.

Working as the Support Worker / Learning Disabilities Buddy you will provide young people with learning disabilities 1:1 support, promoting life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and assisting young people to access the local and wider community in ways which best suit them.

The charity tries to match the Support Worker / Learning Disabilities Buddy and young people according to their hobbies, interests and other individual needs.

As the Support Worker / Learning Disabilities Buddy you will be DBS checked and receive a full induction, training, and supervision with opportunities to progress. Training modules include first aid, epilepsy awareness, and safeguarding adults among many others.

 

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

What type of person makes a great candidate?

  • The charity will consider applications from individuals who demonstrate a genuine desire to gain experience working within a care organisation and working with young people with a learning disability.
  • Previous experience is not essential, as fully paid training will be provided the charity, although previous experience working with young people with learning disabilities would be an advantage.
  • Someone who is encouraging, positive, empathetic, trustworthy and good at problem solving.

 

The charity is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

Successful applications are subject to an enhanced DBS (formally CRB) disclosure.

 

HOW TO APPLY

To be considered for this job vacancy, please submit your CV to our Recruitment Team who will review your details. CV’s of Job Applicants meeting this requirement will be submitted to our Client for consideration. By submitting your job application to us you are hereby giving us your express consent to submit your details to our Client for this purpose.

JOB REF: AWDO-P5502

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