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Living and Learning Co-ordinator

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Teamwork Trust

 

Teamwork Trust is a North Northamptonshire charity and social enterprise which works with and supports autistic adults, people with learning disabilities and individuals with mental health needs.

 

Our three centres based in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough are friendly, safe, and supportive places in which our service users make new friends, access education and employment experiences, and take part in on and off-site activities and classes.

We have a packed programme of living and learning projects and activities and it is our service users who help to steer and plan everything we do.

ABOUT THE ROLE

 

Do you enjoy working in a role supporting positive mental health in adult social care?

Would you like to make a difference by helping service users live the life they want?

Do you want to work dayshifts on weekdays only?

Then look no further, this could be the perfect role for you!

 

Permanent, full-time contract
37.5 hours per week. Monday – Friday, hours 8.15am – 4.15pm
Based at all three centres - Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough.
Must be able to work at all three centres throughout the week and provide cover as required at short notice.

 

MAIN DUTIES:

To support the Brokerage lead with dealing with Brokerage requests, reporting to the Brokerage Lead.
Support the delivery of person-centred living and learning in the organisation.
Encourage service users to make choices, chances and decisions, enabling individuals to take control of their own lives and increasing independence in the community.
Support individuals to succeed in their development, tailoring individual needs and identify progression routes and support targets set.
Ensure that physical, social, intellectual, and emotional needs are individually met as well as ensuring dignity, choice and independence are respected.
Provide person-centred support in all aspects of everyday life.
Complete required training and support with personal care needs as required.
Complete required training and support with positive behaviour.
Actively encourage and support person-centred planning where individuals can explore their choices, chances and aspirations and feel safe to explore the life they choose through positive risk taking.
Identify individual opportunities to support service user progression, providing all care and support to enable individuals to maintain their independence and to achieve their aspirations and adventures.
Support colleagues with the completion and quality assurance of individual progression plans, ensuring they are conducted and completed in accordance with Teamwork policy and agreed quality standards and that needs led support is delivered.
Observe and monitor the wellbeing of people we support, seeking professional advice if there are any concerns relating to physical, mental, or emotional occurrences. Inform your manager and document as appropriate using Teamwork Trust procedures.
Monitor progress of service users and contribute to, or support, reviews and multi-disciplinary meetings as well as building relationships with relatives and advocates.
Manage budgets for Service Users’ activities.

 

ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

Current enhanced DBS
Work or volunteering experience in adult social care
NVQ level 3 – Health and Social Care or working towards
Experience with working with individuals who have Autism
Ability to communicate and engage effectively with people with learning disabilities
Maths & English qualifications
Good IT skills in Excel and Word
Good interpersonal and influencing skills
Good communication skills - written and oral
Ability to support and investigate issues that may arise
 

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

 

Additional adult social care qualifications including qualifications in autism/ TEACCH/ Systematic instruction
Teaching support or job coaching qualification
Food hygiene certificate
In addition a clean driving licence and car.  Business insurance to be applied for. 

TO APPLY

Please send your C.V. and a covering letter (maximum one side of A4) demonstrating skills, experience and why you would like to be part of our team to [email protected] by Tuesday 15th August 2023.

 

Teamwork Trust is an equal opportunity employer who welcomes diversity and encourages inclusion. We aim to ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

 

Our recruitment selection criteria and procedures (including the areas or media sources which are used in the recruitment process) are frequently reviewed to ensure that individuals are selected, promoted, and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and that no applicant or employee is disadvantaged by provisions, criteria or practices which cannot be shown to be justified.  

 

As part of our values, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and actively celebrate our employee’s differences.  

 

Teamwork Trust / 1 Stanier Close / Kettering / Northamptonshire / NN16 9XW