Learning Support Worker HREX87523
THIS IS A DUAL CONTRACT, YOU WILL BE CONTRACTED TO WORK 22 OR 16.5 HOURS AT BOLTON COLLEGE (TERM TIME) AND 6 HOURS PER WEEK FOR OUTREACH (52 WEEKS)
At Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.
At Together Trust we’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. It’s a commitment we require from all of our staff and volunteers.
We follow a robust safer recruitment process and all successful applicants will go through recruitment checks. If you’re successful we’ll need you to have an enhanced DBS check. For all roles we’ll also need a minimum of three references. Depending on the role you apply for, we might also need to request references from each employer where you have worked with young people or vulnerable adults.
We’ll also need to know about any breaks in your employment history with evidence from documents like birth certificates or passports. If you’re successful and have worked outside the UK for any longer than three months in the last five years, we’d also need to complete a foreign DBS or code of conduct check.
We now have an opportunity for a dual role.
This role will be split between within our Learning Support Service at Bolton College and our Bury Outreach Service.
Our learning support service, currently based at Bolton College, supports individuals aged 16 – 26 years, to access education and achieve their aspirations. Our staff team works closely with personnel at Bolton College to offer person-centred support to individuals with complex medical needs, a physical or learning disability and/or social and emotional difficulties.
Our Outreach team work closely with families to provide support to children and young adults with Autism and complex needs, both in the evenings and at weekends.
Working to empower individuals and give them the confidence and ability to learn new skills that help them to achieve their educational goals, negotiate and manage everyday challenges, make informed choices and make positive change.
As a community support worker you will be actively involved in supporting individuals to live a full and active life. You will do this by planning, facilitating activities and ensuring that you and the team around the person do all you can to deliver the agreed plans. You will play an important role, alongside your line manager and senior managers, to ensure that the team functions effectively and is supported through the attendance of productive team meetings and 1-1 supervision sessions.
Community Support Workers play a key role in developing relationships between the person supported, other important individuals in their lives and the Trust. You will also be expected to work closely with any family and professionals involved in the individuals care and ensure that needs and interventions are explored and acted on within your remit.
You are caring, passionate, positive, professional and supportive – looking to make a real difference in young people’s lives.
You must have Basic literacy & numeracy skills.
Level 2 or 3 QCF award in Health & Social Care – Children or Adults, or willingness to commence award within the timescales set by the Trust.
This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.