Within Day Opportunities, we have several pathways leading to education, employment and life-long learning, so it is vitally important the successful candidates are able to work flexibly across each area, in a variety of venues.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic, creative and proactive individuals to work directly with service users in promoting real life experiences. Day Opportunities aims to offer consistency of staffing and values its reputation as an efficient and effective service.
The service operates Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and supports adults with learning, physical and sensory disabilities including those on the autistic spectrum. Services are delivered in St Helens utilising a range of both local authority and community provision.
In line with Government Legislation, the Service aims to develop a person centred approach and deliver on agreed individual outcomes, tailoring packages of support to suit the need of each user.
Within the role of Support Assistant you will provide quality and effective opportunities through outcome focussed activities, delivering on Five Ways to Wellbeing and Life Long Learning, each activity will help to develop skills and pursue the personal interests and preferences of users. In addition, you will be required to support all aspects of personal care and daily need.
You will also be responsible for the daily monitoring and evaluation of the support package, therefore you will require good communication/literacy skills and a basic knowledge of IT.
You must have an understanding of the importance of promoting individuals' rights to independence, choice and inclusion and have experience of supporting people who need assistance.
Experience of working within the Social Care Sector is preferable but not essential as a corporate induction and training is provided.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applicants from the BAME community.
This post is subject to disclosure.
Interviews for this post are intended to take place two weeks after the closing date.
For an informal discussion please contact Joanne Jackson, Manager - Day Opportunities on 01744675858 or Karen Ashcroft on 07766510020