Project Worker on Personal Development & Skills programme - Talkback UK
“I want to get work experience and a job”
“I want to learn about healthy living and play sports”
“I want to meet new people and learn life skills so I can live on my own”
These are some of the challenges the people we work with every day will present to us. Our project workers play a vital part in helping plan and deliver sessions that help change lives for people with learning disabilities and autistic individuals.
Job Salary: Starting salary £20,400 (full time)
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full time and part time available (minimum 3 days/week)
Closing Date for Applications: 9th December 2023
Talkback has been in Bucks for over 20 years and is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of individuals with learning disabilities and autism. We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive environment that empowers people to reach their full potential. We are currently seeking dedicated and compassionate Project Workers to join our team and contribute to our mission.
To find out more please follow this link - https://talkback-uk.com/
About the role
As a Project Worker you will play a vital role in supporting individuals with learning disabilities and autism to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
We are all about fostering growth and creating a safe and inclusive atmosphere.
In this role you will provide group support to individuals with learning disabilities and autistic people, aged 23 years and older and run daily sessions with your colleagues. You will create session plans that help people learn new areas and support participants in building essential life skills and fostering independence.
You will also plan and engage in recreational and educational activities to promote social interaction and personal development and maintain accurate records and documentation.
As part of the role, you will work across Buckinghamshire at both our High Wycombe and Aylesbury locations, plus out in the community. To succeed you will be able to work as part of a team and independently and have a 'can do' attitude. You will need to have good communication skills and a desire to help people with a learning disability learn new skills, access employment opportunities and build friendships.
You will be not have to work shifts and we do not have members who require personal care.
If you want to make a lasting difference to people we want to talk to you.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Empathetic and patient attitude
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- We will provide all the other training you will need
- Full UK driving licence and use of a car as you will need to travel to locations across the county
- Willingness to travel and transport members
- Eligibility to work in the UK
- Satisfactory DBS check
If you would like to find out more about these roles please contact Helen Black on 07419 988991.
To apply please return your completed application form/equal opportunities form, by email to: [email protected]
We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so please be advised to submit your application as early as possible.
Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions, which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act.
We are committed to carefully screening all applicants who will work with our vulnerable members including children, young people and adults with care and support needs. All applicants are expected to undertake employment checks, a Disclosure & Barring Service check and provide previous employment references.
We expect all staff to have a knowledge, understanding of and demonstrable commitment to, Safeguarding Children and Young People (Every Child Matters) and Vulnerable Adults.
All staff must be able to demonstrate the values and behaviours suitable to work with children and young people and provide demonstrable commitment to Equality & Diversity, Child Protection, Safeguarding and Prevent. They must show a desire to challenge inequality, promote diversity and adhere to Talkback’s Policies and Procedures.
Carry out all duties with an awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding requirements within the area of responsibility. Work complies with all safeguarding policies and procedures that apply to the role. Behaviours and actions support the safeguarding of children, young people or adults with care and support needs as appropriate.