£17,550 per annum pro rata for 14 hours per week at a rate of £9.00 per hour
SUSO (Speaking Up, Speaking Out) is an organisation run with and for adults with learning disabilities and additional needs. Our drop-in, open 4 days a week, provides opportunities for friendship and a range of activities to build skills, confidence and wellbeing. We are launching a new project ‘No More Barriers’ supported by Big Lottery reaching Communities fund, which will include a pop-up café to support our sustainability and provide work-based training to adults with learning disabilities. We are looking to recruit 2 caring, empathic and enthusiastic individuals to join our small, friendly team as a Project Support Worker on a 3-year fixed term contract.
Within the role your duties will include: - Help the Project Coordinator and Activities and Training Manager to deliver a wide range of activities and training to adults with learning disabilities with a broad spectrum of support needs. - Support beneficiaries to take part in a wide range of activities including, art, drama, music, discussion groups, workshops, computer access, life and work-skills training, - Facilitate confidence, skills development, choice, decision-making, self advocacy - Supporting beneficiaries to develop practical work skills in our new pop-up café - Some housekeeping duties
Although not essential, experience of working with a range of adults with learning disabilities, volunteers and social care professionals, would be an advantage, however excellent communication skills and experience of working in a team is essential. There will be an expectation to facilitate some evening and weekend events. You will be helping the Activities and Training Manager and Project Coordinator to measure the success of the No More Barriers Programme for our funding providers -Big Lottery Community Fund.
We are committed to screening all staff through the Disclosure and Barring Service and we are an equal opportunities organisation.
Along with your CV please tell us the following:
1. What attracted you to this role?
2. Your experience of supporting adults with learning disabilities and/or additional needs or other groups.
3. Any involvement with or experience supporting leisure/learning/activity groups
4. Your experience of working with volunteers