We are currently recruiting for:
Community & College Skills Project Workers – Learning Assistants - £18700- £19200 p.a. or pro rata
Both full and part time roles available (a minimum of 3 days a week)
Full year and term time roles available
No shift work or evening/weekend work
Are you a caring person that wants to see young people with autism develop in learning life skills?
Are you patient and able to communicate to young people in a way they engage with?
Are you wanting to use your life experience to really impact someone’s life?
Due to an increasing demand for our service, we have Community Living Skills vacancies to deliver a range of services to students with a learning disability and/or autism. Within the Equip Project, you will support young people, aged 16 - 23, to meet the outcomes on their Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP). For some of our learners we provide 1:1 support in college, to support them to achieve their course. We also deliver a range of community groups to help learners develop their social skills, confidence, life skills and independence. These include, but are not limited to, Independent Living Groups, Women’s & Men’s Groups, Creative Media Groups, Art Groups & Travel Training Groups. In addition, we offer a range of work experience opportunities including horticulture, working with animals, retail & mechanics.
You will work at our High Wycombe and Aylesbury buildings, plus in local colleges and out in the community. You will work alongside people with a learning disability or autism to meet their individual needs and support young people with their families to achieve positive outcomes.
To succeed you will be able to work both as part of a team and independently and have a 'can do' attitude. You will need to have good communication skills and an understanding of both self-advocacy and inclusion. We can teach you all you need to know; you just need to have the passion and care.
You will have the opportunity to help someone develop and grow as a person whilst making a difference that will live with you forever. And, as one of our team said, ‘Working with people with a learning disability or autism is the most rewarding and fulfilling role I have ever had.’
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS) including checks with past employers (Applicant Declaration must be completed and returned with application).
“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults with care and support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”
Closing date: 5th November
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