Hours: 200 hours annualised (includes weekend and holiday working)
Contract Type: 1-year, fixed term contract
Have you worked with children and young people with additional needs or have experience of working with people with learning disabilities?
Are you self-motivated with ability to be a flexible, supportive and pro-active member of a team?
Do you have the Skills to communicate effectively and sensitively with children/ young people?
Lifeworks want to hear from you!
With 20 years of success, Lifeworks provides a wide range of programmes and services to support children and young adults with learning disabilities. We are now looking for Support Workers to join our team on a fixed-term basis contract, supporting the delivery of the Extraordinary Young People Programme.
"Extraordinary Young People" will be designed and developed in partnership with learning disabled young people, joining the process through their participation in Lifeworks Young Volunteers programme, which has served as a pilot for "Extraordinary Young People."
Your Job will include
- Supporting the Lifeworks Young Volunteer Coordinator in the development and Implementation of the Lifeworks Young Volunteers programme: Extraordinary Young People (EYP).
- Working as a team member in supporting learning disabled young people participate in the Extraordinary Young People (EYP) programme.
- Enabling learning disabled young volunteers to:
- Participate as leaders
- Participate in training
- Undertake accreditation
- Inspire participation
- Sustain and build youth led community projects
- Explore vocational progression routes as a result of participation
We are a well-established charity that provides an excellent range of staff benefits including 28 days’ annual leave, a company pension scheme, childcare vouchers, staff discount scheme, ongoing training and supervision, continuing professional development and support as well as an extensive induction on commencement of employment. Lifeworks are also accredited Disability Confident Employers.
Lifeworks is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and they expect all staff to share this commitment. For this post, pre-employment checks will be carried out, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
This is a fantastic opportunity to develop an engaging career with a forward-thinking charity.
Closing Date: Wednesday 20th June, 2018
Interview Dates: Tuesday 26th June, 2018
To apply for the role of Support Worker, please visit https://www.lifeworks-uk.org/work-for-us/vacancies/