Day Opportunities Support Worker

Location: St Albans

Salary: £9.36 p/h

Application Deadline: 02/10/2019

About the role

This is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive difference in people’s lives.

As a Day Opportunities Support worker, your role will be to help ensure that each of the day opportunity day services (Allotment, Café and Art Studio) offers a suitable, effective environment for the people we support, one which is safe, stimulating and welcoming to all.

You will be part of a creative and vibrant team supporting people with creative projects in our newly extended art studio based in the centre of St Albans. The Art Studio offers a variety of activities ranging from ceramics and lino printing to sketching and painting.

This is a full-time role and you will be required to cover across the Café & the Studio. We are ideally looking for the right person to start in October 2019.

This is an exciting time to join our team in the studio as we are in the process of developing new creative workshops to attract a wider client base.

Our Café is also situated within the centre of St Albans. The team support people to develop their skills to complete a wide variety of tasks from customer service to baking. There is a real focus on teamwork.

About us

Camphill Village Trust is an award-winning national charity supporting people with learning and other disabilities. We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities to people with learning and other difficulties. We support people to be safe, healthy, happy and to be active citizens living a life of opportunity.  We provide housing, care, support and day opportunities.

Our St Albans community is based in the heart of historic St Albans which is an urban integrated community.

What we provide

We provide a full induction and free training.  We will support you to obtain the Care Certificate when you first join us and to obtain further professional qualifications later if you want to do so.

Our hourly rate of pay is £9.36 ph.  Contractual salary is 18,252.00 per annum based on a full time 37.5 hours per week contract, Monday-Friday with occasional Saturday shifts.

We offer great benefits, which include 33 days holiday, an opportunity to ‘cash in’ 1 week’s leave a year, and an employee assistance scheme that is also available to your immediate family.  More details are available on our website www.camphillvilllagetrust.org.uk.

What we need from you

Experience: Some previous experience of working with vulnerable people, ideally with adults with learning disabilities and mental health conditions. Experience of working within a creative/artistic role. Working knowledge of Health & Safety and First Aid would be advantageous. A calm, person orientated approach with a flexible mindset and the ability to take and give direction from and to others. Proven ability to be honest, dependable and dedicated to your role.

Qualifications: A suitable level of education is required, you should be able to converse with the general public and others in a polite, clear manner utilising a confident approach tailored specifically to those you are conversing with. You must then have the ability to write in a legible manner, keep records and write clear accounts of your work/incident reports etc.

Skills and Knowledge: Working knowledge of risk assessment, health and safety, safeguarding, person-centred planning, equalities and human rights essential. A common-sense approach, fun but mature attitude and approachability are key. Being supportive of the Camphill values and philosophy and helping promote our approach to building our community is desirable for this role.

Next Steps

If this job sounds like the right one for you, click Apply and complete the on-line application form. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

We’ll respond to your application within three working days. We will not wait until the closing date to arrange interviews so if we have filled the vacancies before the advertised closing date, we will close this advert early.

Successful applicants for this role will require an Enhanced DBS check. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. We will undertake checks of successful candidates before starting work, which will include an Enhanced DBS check.  For more details please see our webpage on the recruitment process.

If you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us on 01727811228.

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Day Opportunities Support Worker