Support Worker - Physical/Learning Disabilities
Are you an experienced Support Worker? Are you looking for an opportunity to do rewarding work in the Social Care sector? Have you got a passion for supporting people with sensory impairments, physical disabilities and learning disabilities? If so, we have exciting opportunities for Support Workers to support a range of visually impaired individuals on a 1:1 basis to help facilitate them in their own workplace. This is a role where the right candidates will empower and enable our Client in their job. The role is not one of doing the tasks for our Client, it is supporting them whilst encouraging and promoting independence.
All of our Client’s workplace locations are all within East London/Essex area.
"We believe that people with a disability have equal rights to non-disabled citizens and that they should be supported to realise their full individual potential."
If you believe you can work by this ethos, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you!
You will assist individuals on a 1:1 basis with sensory impairments, physical disabilities and/or learning disabilities within their workplace under the Access To Work scheme. We are looking for people who are passionate about supporting disabled people to feel empowered in their place of working, by offering specialist 1:1 support which identifies solutions to barriers which may affect their duties.
Your responsibilities to the Client will be to provide physical, practical and emotional support so they are able to work independently in their workplace. There are a range of duties you will perform to support the Client in being able to work independently. This can be anything from assisting with navigation and orientation around the office or from office to station; To read out written or web-based material to Client; To transcribe documents into an accessible format such as from scanned documents to Client’s text to speech synthesizer; Assisting the Client with use of their computer; Accompanying client with regional travel as part of Client’s role; To assist client with hot drinks and lunch. In buffet environments to describe what food is available and place on the plate and guide to seat/table.
Able to empower individuals and promote independence
Client-centred focus at all times
Have a good understanding of the social model of disability
Down to earth and easy to get on with
Excellent IT skills (proficient use of Microsoft Packages: Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
Very well spoken English with excellent written English
Be flexible and adaptable to changing working patterns (range of part-time and full-time hours available dependant on Client – min 5 hours per week, up to 40 hours per week), on-going work
Some Car Drivers may be needed for certain Clients, but not all (Full UK licence will be required)
Flexible shifts patterns (min 5 hours per week, max 40 hours per week)
Visual Impairment awareness training can be obtained ‘on-the-job’
25p per miles car allowance (if applicable)
Pay Rate: £10.50 per hour (weekly pay)
Please send a short cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications without a short cover letter may not be considered.