Support Worker - Learning Disabilities

Recruiter
Origin Housing
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
10 Feb 2018
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
1 x Support Worker – Westminster Outreach Learning Disabilities F/T (37 hours per week) permanent contract £19,000 per annum Ref: 23/01/SW Origin is a successful, forward thinking Housing Association with a strong reputation for delivering high quality support to vulnerable people. This role involves developing warm and trusting relationships with people with learning disabilities and we are looking for you to provide outreach support to people living independently in the community. You will key work an average of 10 people and travel around Westminster to deliver support sessions. If you feel that you can make a real difference to the more vulnerable in society, adding value to peoples’ lives and working with them to achieve their goals then this role is for you. You will have excellent listening and communication skills, be enthusiastic and resourceful and will be willing to learn and develop good practice, working as part of a team to deliver high quality support services. You need to demonstrate a good standard of written, verbal and numeric skills as well as good basic IT skills.  You will liaise with internal and external agencies and advocate on behalf of the service users where required. You will be required to work shifts, including evenings, weekends and possible sleep-ins / on call.  Origin promotes developing individuals in their role and we provide a tailored training package to ensure that your statutory and individual needs are met so that you can excel in your role. Origin is committed to equality and diversity and values the diversity of the communities we work in. We aim to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. To give yourself the best chance – when completing the online application form, in your supporting statement, please ensure that you address all of the key requirements within the role profile, including relevant examples of how you have met them. Please contain this information to no more than two pages. Alternatively CV’s will also be accepted. An offer of employment is subject to successful completion of recruitment formalities that includes two professional references acceptable to the Association and DBS check (formally CRB check) at an enhanced level.  Closing Date: 23rd January 2018 Interview Date: 31st January 2018-1