Launchpad Support Worker

You Trust
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
Launchpad Support Worker
Location: Basingstoke
Salary: £16,600 pa pro rata
Annual earnings based on a full time basic salary of £15600 per annum plus a Market Rate Allowance of £1,000 per annum.
Contract Type: Part-Time, Permanent
To Start: As soon as possible

YOU is a registered charity that has been providing care, support and advice for over 30 years to vulnerable people across Hampshire and Dorset, giving them the tools and resources they need to live independent, secure and valued lives.

The Role
As a Launchpad Support Worker you will be providing an excellent and flexible support service across Basingstoke for people with a learning disability. The role is client focused, and involves supporting people during the day, in community based leisure, occupational and vocational activities of their choosing. Working Monday to Friday you will meet with clients at an agreed time and place in the community or collecting them from home using your car. You will provide support to a small group of people, across a number of day opportunities which can include accessing leisure and sport facilities, access to employment and volunteering, colleges, libraries and other community based opportunities, all working to develop client independence in their chosen activities.

About You

Our Support Workers make a real difference to people’s lives so as part of this rewarding role you must have a good understanding of person centred support planning and enabling risk. You will understand the needs of people with a learning disability and have local knowledge of what’s available to them in the area as well as being a car driver with relevant business insurance to enable client access to support.

YOU has a strong value base, striving to be person-centred, innovative, trustworthy, can-do and excellent at all times, so it is important that you are as passionate about these principles as we are.

Essential Requirements

Relevant knowledge and skills relating to individuals with a learning disability are desirable, and your values really count as a Launchpad Support Worker. You will also have the opportunities for further training and development and regular support and supervision from an experienced management team.

To be a successful Launchpad Support Worker you need to be professional and pro active in all that you do, be motivational, encouraging and supportive for clients and colleagues alike. A good sense of humour and fun will help make you a success in this role.

Our Benefits

If you choose to begin a career with our organisation, you are guaranteed:

• Competitive rates of pay and paid travel time.
• Enhanced annual leave entitlements, sick pay allowances and pension scheme contributions.
• Excellent and professionally certified training.
• Real opportunities to develop in your profession.
• Free health and wellbeing advice via a 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme.
• Everything you need to carry out your role free of charge, which may include a mobile phone, safety equipment and other necessary technology, a uniform where applicable, and of course a nice cup of tea or coffee throughout your day!
• A company that is committed to its employees, valuing their knowledge, creativity and flexibility.
• The chance to work with amazing people.

If you think you have the skills to provide this service, we can’t wait to hear from you! Please click ‘Apply’ to forward your details on to us; ensuring that you include your name, email address, a contact telephone number, your CV and a brief cover letter detailing your interest and suitability for the role. If your skills, experience and knowledge meet our requirements the recruiting manager will contact you to talk more about the role and ask a few key questions to ensure this is the right opportunity for you. Alternatively, you can call the Recruiting Manager, Diane Trevett on (Apply online only) directly to discuss the role further.

If you are successful during this initial screening you will be invited to an assessment and interview, the date of which will be confirmed to you at that point. Please note; we will select the first suitable applicants for interview and assessment, so don’t delay, apply today!

We are also recruiting to our bank of Sessional Support Workers called Premier Crew. If this is something that interests you, please call (Apply online only) for more details