Closing date: 9am, 17th May 2021
Job Type: Sessional Support Worker 1-1
Salary: £9.30 per hour (£8.72 – group events)
We have robust risk assessment, induction and access to relevant PPE for all workers
If you have a passion for supporting young people with disabilities and have experience then we would like to hear from you. PLUS is based in Stirling and provides services across the Forth Valley (Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire) to give children and young people with disabilities the support they need to get out and have fun with people of their own age. This also gives parents and carers some time for themselves.
We are increasing our team of support workers to support the following opportunities;
1:1 support workers (week days, evenings, weekends and during school holidays)
We are looking for workers across the wider Forth Valley area (Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling), including the rural areas of Balfron and Callander.
Workers will :
- Work on a 1:1 basis with children and young people out in the community or in the family home.
- Work as part of a team, nurturing friendships between children and young people attending our events and facilitating fun and inclusive opportunities.
We are looking for our workers to work in a person centred way, supporting the development of their independence.
Responsibilities (not exclusive) are to:
- Build relationships with the individual/s and their families to support them and their son/daughter
- to participate in the planning, preparation and delivery of person centred/outcome focused activities in a variety of settings including the individuals’ home.
- To brief and de-brief parents/carers before and after events and to complete all necessary forms or reports.
- to work collaboratively with staff at PLUS and from other organisations.
- Implement the individuals plan to achieve stated outcomes
- Support young people with personal care such as toileting and feeding
- Promote independence
- Complete paperwork promptly
Qualifications and Skills
- Previous experience working with people with disabilities
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to build a rapport
- Good basic education
- Driving license – with access to your own car (business insurance required)
- Interests in sport, drama, music, arts and crafts, baking and cooking would be welcomed
- Willing to work flexibly
- A belief in inclusion
- Strength in communicating
- Honest and reliable
- Enjoy sharing activities with children and young people
- Commitment to personal development