Project Worker – Learning Disabilities

Guildford, Surrey
£19,500 per annum
18 Apr 2019
17 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Our client is dedicated to creating opportunities and supporting young people aged 16 and over with a learning disability so that they are able to live independent, meaningful lives and become more involved in their local community.

Job Role: Cross Project Worker/ Project Worker – Learning Disabilities
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week (can include occasional evening and weekend delivery although mostly office based hours)
Salary: £19,500 per annum
Location: Guildford, Surrey

This is a young, vibrant, growing organisation passionate that the people they support have the right to expect the same life experiences and chances as any other young person and they are committed to making this a reality.

They are seeking an energetic Cross Project Worker to lead and deliver sessions and provide appropriate admin support for their daytime activities (A Reason To Get Up groups) and support other groups flexibly across the week (Building Futures and Social Activities) All their programme develop confidence, life skills and independence for young people with a learning disability to prepare them for independent adult life. With a varied and exciting programme, including opportunities to explore meaningful work, volunteering and paid jobs their programmes are known for their excellent outcomes. The Cross Project Worker will report to the A Reason To Get Up Co-ordinator. Their commitment to connecting young people to their community means that all their programmes are delivered in the community, at community venues and spaces.

This role will be based in the organisation's A Reason To Get Up (Daytime Activities) programme you will be assisting and then leading sessions for their:

  • Fit Club (social health and fitness sessions in local venue or outside)
  • IT Crowd (group work with an IT facilitator to help develop IT skills, online safety, work skills and produce publications and videos)
  • Crafty Creations (group work with an art facilitator to support people express themselves through art, learn new skills and showcase their work with local organisations)
  • Cook & Grow (group work with young people managing a kitchen garden at a local venue, developing horticultural and cooking skills)

The organisation often involves these young people in their Disability Works campaign to access different work places and gain experience to move onto part time paid jobs.

Building Futures runs for 3 or 4 days per week across and aims to engage young people in self development focusing on the areas of socialising (communication, friendships and relationships); recognising talents and skills and areas for learning; employability skills (such as team work, leadership and communication); independent living skills and making a contribution to the community. The Cross Project Worker role will provide session support or 1:1 support for young people and appropriate admin support on this programme as required flexibly around the main role and as directed by the organisation.

Social Activities runs in the evenings and occasional weekends. This may consist of small Friday Youth Group to a larger Bowling evening, Disco or day and evening trips to the theatre. Theme parks etc.  This role will also be able to assist and lead sessions on Social Activities and provide appropriate admin support as required around the main role and as directed by the organisation.

Building Futures is known for its excellent outcomes for young people supporting them.

Closing date for applications: Friday, 17th May 2019 at 5pm
Please note they will be interviewing throughout the advertising period so do not delay your application.

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Our client is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

Successful applications are subject to an enhanced DBS (formally CRB) disclosure. 

No agencies please.

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