Greater London Greater London Greater London W2, London

£21,000 - £25,000 per year

Contract, Full-time

Sessional Worker (Maternity Cover)

About the organisation

PIP is a small, friendly London based charity that support adults with learning disabilities and autism. We help people to achieve their potent... Read more

Job Description

PiP is a small but growing charity that supports adults with learning disabilities to achieve their potential, and to lead lives that are as independent as possible. The post of Sessional Worker is to support our Development Workers with the delivery of a programme of flexible and creative education and development opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Reaponsibilities also includes key worker support to specific individuals, record and monitoring of students progress and organising and participating in the organisation fundraising activities and events.

PiP’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

We are looking for an enthusiastic Sessional Worker to join our friendly team and work closely with our service users to develop their skills and potential. This is a full time maternity cover position, Monday-Friday 9-5, with occasional evening and weekend work.

The post holder will assist our Development Workers with delivering support for our service users across our 4 core services, including the delivery of some educational sessions aimed at building confidence and skills, travel training and 1:1 community support for isolated individuals; always ensuring the continuation of the high quality support that we provide.

The 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. We are looking for an effective team player that can work closely with our small team of staff and volunteers to affect real change in the lives of adults with learning disabilities. The role of Session Worker is both diverse and challenging, and will provide the right candidate with excellent opportunities to significantly develop their skills and knowledge within the charity and social care sectors.

Although we are looking for maternity cover, we are a fast-growing organisation, so there may be potential to work with us permanently. 

The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Please download the full Job Description and Person Specification.

To apply, please send an updated CV and covering letter (no more than 2 pages long) outlining how your skills and experiences match the Person Specification.

Closing date: 2nd May

Interview dates: 15th, 16th, 17th May.