An exciting opportunity with Ilkley Community Enterprise, a dynamic and award-winning local charity that is undergoing significant growth and development. We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced individual with a
passion for positive change for people with learning disabilities (our members)
Outside the Box (OTB) provides a range of services and activities all designed to enable and support people with a learning disability to lead more independent, fulfilled and healthier lives. In 2020, we are relocating OTB café to substantially larger premises: this will drive and support our further expansion of OTB including increasing the number of people with learning disabilities that we engage and support and our customer base.
Adults and young people with a learning disability are at the heart of what we do at OTB: they are our ‘members’ and a critical part of the overall OTB Team. We work with our members, their parents/carers, and others involved in their lives, to help them to fulfil their potential, to learn and achieve their goals. Members participate in OTB café to learn new skills, improve confidence and self-esteem, achieve qualifications, gain meaningful experience of the world of work and as appropriate progress into paid employment. The café currently supports c. 50 members and we have a team of 3 part time Support Workers with 3 additional bank relief support workers.
We have recently restructured the OTB staff team, bringing additional expertise and resources to help support our growth: this role of Senior Support Worker is part of this new team and offers an exciting opportunity for the right person to develop our work and impact as well as their own career.
Senior Support Worker
Outside the Box Cafe
30 hours (may involve some weekend and evening work)
To ensure the delivery of personalised support, learning and development that enables all our members to gain maximum benefit from their involvement with OTB. You will provide frontline service delivery within the café, providing direct hands on support to our members (for at least one-two days per week).
In addition you will supervise and support the Café Support Worker Team, working closely with the OTB Skills and Employment Manager, Operations Director and other staff to: plan and deliver Team supervision, guidance, rota coordination and leadership; and to help ensure high quality and impactful support services to all café members.
Please find a copy of the job descrtiption and details of how to apply.
Closing Date: Monday 4th November 2019
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.