Development Worker (Advocacy and Campaigning lead)
Monday-Friday with occasional evening and weekend working.
Full time. 12-month maternity cover. Happy to discuss flexible working.
If you see solutions, not problems, are adaptable and resilient and have a person-centred approach in all that you do then we are looking for you to join our team as we grow our services and expand our impact to support more adults with learning disabilities and autism.
We are looking for a passionate advocate and effective team player that can work closely with colleagues and PiP service users to effect real change in the lives of adults with learning disabilities.
In this diverse and challenging role, you will be responsible for developing, designing and leading sessions and activities to ensure the provision of high-quality support related to the areas of Independent Living Skills, Health and Wellbeing, and Employment and Vocational Training. You will have specific lead responsibility for Advocacy and Campaigning and helping to amplify student voice and choice both at PiP and in wider society.
You will also have 1:1 key working responsibility to support service users and their families to reach ambitious outcomes.
Our ideal candidate will have experience of working with people with learning disabilities, or a similar vulnerable service user group, along with a strong commitment to taking a person-centred approach to the role.
PiP (Pursuing Independent Paths) 's mission is to support adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential. We are a grassroots charity based in West London, and run a number of key services to promote independence and choice for our service users.
All of the work PiP does is aimed at fulfilling one or more of our 6 priority outcomes:
- PiP students lead more independent lives
- PiP students improve their health, wellbeing and self-esteem
- PiP Students gain life skills
- PiP students build social skills
- PiP Students increase their social interactions within the community
- Happiness, comfort and improved quality of life for parents and carers
PiP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion at work and are accredited with the Inclusive Employers Standard 2020. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, particularly applicants who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, such as people with lived experience of disabilities and individuals from Black and Minority ethnic communities.
PiP keeps all personal information confidential and in line with current data protection legislation and GDPR.
To apply please complete the attached Application form explaining how you meet the person specification for the role.
Please also attach the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.
We do not accept CVs/cover letters. If you apply with CV/cover letter, your application will not be considered.
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