RP-ATJ2-26AUG19 - Admin Support Worker for young man with learning difficulties, SW2

RP-ATJ2-26AUG19 - Admin Support Worker for young man with learning difficulties, SW2

Job reference: RP-ATJ-26AUG19Admin_support.pdf
Closing date: 26 August, 2019

Please note:  dasl is not receiving applications for this job.  Please use the form below to apply directly to the employer (Word or PDF format).

Are you interested in work which directly supports a person with learning difficulties to live a fulfilling life as a valued and contributing member of mainstream society?
Do you enjoy some of the following: an active social life, gaming, the latest tech/gadgets, live music, visual arts, films, cooking, eating-out, travel, rambling, camping, looking after our environment, overseas travel, gym, cycling, swimming and/or have other hobbies/interests and are also a confident user of the internet and social media?
If your answer is yes and you like what you have read so far, this may be the job for you.
Young, mixed heritage man with learning difficulties is looking for an enthusiastic Admin Support Worker. The successful applicant will ideally be familiar with the experience and activities of a young black man, also be an excellent communicator who wants to make more of the job than just to be paid to provide support.
In this job you will gain a unique perspective on learning difficulties, disability and enabling inclusion.
With others in our small and talented team, you will also have numerous, stimulating, varied and interesting opportunities.
In order to support your work you will learn a wide range of skills and imaginative and creative techniques, including ‘Makaton’ signing, facilitated communication and person-centred organisational and planning tools.


You will need to: 
- Relate to, understand and engage with me as your employer, enhancing my social, leisure and educational activities.
- Act as my advocate and ally
- Have/develop a clear understanding of equal opportunities
- Organise, support and enable my personal needs to be met
- Organise support for and facilitate my communication needs including programming my computerised aid (training provided)
- Organise and manage activities for yourself, myself and other PA’s including monitoring all schedules are correctly followed.
- Research, discuss and put in place new activities which reflect areas of my interests
- Provide support to enable me to have access to and participate in activities e.g. arrange membership, tickets, other additional support etc.
- Arrange and ensure that I have appropriate travel arrangements and assistance on journeys
- Research and identify work, training and educational opportunities for me
- Gain support for your own personal needs including regularly seeking advice & feedback from me, my parent, PA’s, Circle of friends etc.
- Identify specific training for yourself and PA’s as appropriate and relevant to fulfilling requirements of your respective jobs.
Essential: You will need to:-
- Be passionate (positive) and energetic about equal opportunities and inclusion and have an open-minded (imaginative) attitude and also be an enthusiastic and collaborative team member.
- Be able to implement anti-discrimination and equal opportunity working practises.
- Be confident, assertive yet patient and flexible
- Be honest, trustworthy, reliable, and responsible
- Be expressive and have an obvious sense of humour as well as having excellent social skills.
- Be sensitive to my individual/personal needs and ready to acknowledge and build on my strengths as well as being responsive to my difficulties
- Develop an understanding of how I communicate and learn
- Have excellent (written and spoken) communication, computer, clerical, organisational & office administration skills and be able to work flexible hours (if and as appropriate from your own home).
- Be disciplined, hardworking and good at using your own initiative.
- Be self-motivated and have the ability to work independently but also able to support the team by communicating well and using appropriate organisational skills and tools
- Be able to respect mine and my family’s privacy and keep all information about me and my family and friends confidential.
- In relation to the job, behave in and outside of our home in a way which acknowledges and respects our family values.

Desirable: not essential but must be able and willing to learn:-
- An ability to implement anti-discrimination and equal opportunity law & policy as it relates to disability rights, access & inclusion.
- An ability to implement HR practises i.e. staff advertising, selection, recruitment, appraisals, reviews and training.
- Project and people management skills or simply be able to demonstrate that you are adept at developing positive working relationships.
- Ability to use creative, person-centred planning techniques, tools and images to facilitate employer’s life.
- Ability to acknowledge the importance of your work and the work of those who you work with e.g. by recognising the resourceful qualities of embracing difference, diversity, empowerment, and. personal responsibility.
- Advocacy skills & related skills e.g. as a communication partner
- An in-depth understanding of autism & related sensory and movement differences.

PAY: £10.55ph – £14ph
• During 12 week induction period pay is£10.55ph. (Higher starting and subsequent hourly rate may be negotiated depending on proven knowledge and abilities).
• Pay increases to £11ph after successfully completing first 12 weeks. Subsequent increases happen as part of ongoing appraisals process.
• Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks will be carried out.
• Preferably you will live in Lambeth or surrounding boroughs or can easily travel to Brixton hill.
• Permanent employment for up to 40 hours 5 days a week.
• Hours are flexible so can also be 10-20 hours a week over 2 or more days.
• Pay includes paid annual leave.
• External supervision, training and all overnights are paid at the national minimum hourly rate
• Specific and ongoing training, guidance and external supervision is provided, with particular focus on any needs you may have in making inclusion happen and developing relationships with individual who is being assisted, his family, community and other contacts.
• Following reference checks, successful applicant will be able to begin a trial period immediately
Deadline for completed applications: currently open
Short listing date: currently open Interviewing date: currently open