Hft is a national charity and a leading force in supporting people with learning disabilities and their families. A truly nationwide organisation, we support over 2,500 people through innovative, person-centred services with a strong focus on promoting independence.
Everything we do focuses on helping the people we support to live the life they choose. By working in partnership with them, and those that know them well, we create flexible services that meet their needs, whether they need substantial or just occasional support.
About Hum Tum Project:
Hum Tum (‘You and Me’ in Urdu) is a friendship project for people with learning disabilities aged 18 or over from South Asian communities in Bradford. We provide opportunities for our members to make friends, share interests and develop relationships.
Hum Tum is part of the Luv2meetU service operating predominantly in the North of England covering 9 different Local Authority areas. We support up to 300 members across all the areas. We have approximately 15 members of staff within Luv2meetU and related projects.
You will set up and develop the Hum Tum service in Bradford supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to develop friendships through involvement in social events across the Bradford area. You will work closely with the Project Development Worker for Luv2meetU Bradford to co-ordinate events.
Hours are flexible and will include evening and weekend work based on the needs of the project.
Salary: £17,969 pro rata
Job Type: Fixed Term Post - Until March 2022 - with the possibility of funding being extended beyond this.
Hours: Part Time, 18.75 hours per week
Location: Hft’s offices, Bradford, Titan Resource Centre and working from home and out in the community
What we Offer
With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.
You will also receive: Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options. Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff) A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
Experience of working with vulnerable people including adults with learning disabilities or autism, together with an understanding of the needs, experiences and aspirations of people with learning disabilities would be advantageous.
Join us and help us change lives.
Closing date: Wednesday 25th November 2020
Interview date: Monday 30th November 2020
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES PLEASE.
You may have experience or an interest in the following: Project Worker ,Support Worker, Community Worker, Caseworker, Social Care, Social Worker, Third Sector, Care Worker, Not for Profit, Social Care, Care Assistant, Community Care, Vulnerable People, Mental Health, Family Support, Charity etc.