Community and Project Support Worker

Job details
Location: 
We Are 336, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA, Share Garden, Springfield University Hospital, SW17 7DJ, and 64 Altenburg Gardens, London SW11 1JL
Closing date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 16:30
Salary: 
£19,747 pro rata, plus 5% pension contribution
Contract type: 
Permanent
Working hours: 
Part-time 16 hours per week. Working Mondays 10am - 4pm, Thursdays either 10am - 5pm or 11am - 6pm, and Saturday OR Sunday working 12pm - 5pm.
Reports to: 
Volunteer and Community Services Manager
Contact email address: 
hradmin@sharecommunity.org.uk

Do you want to play a crucial part in improving the wellbeing of people with learning disabilities? We can promise you a varied and rewarding role working in a committed and supportive team to help people live more fulfilled lives.

Share is a registered charity and a centre for training and wellbeing. We provide a range of programmes helping adults with learning disabilities, autism and other support needs become more happy, healthy and independent. Our vision is a world where disabled people are fully included in society, living the life they choose, and we need talented people to help us make that happen.

We have a part-time, 16 hours per week position available, working Monday 10am - 4pm, Thursdays either 10am-5pm or 11am-6pm, and Saturdays OR Sundays working 12pm - 5pm.

You'll be based across our sites in Clapham Junction, Brixton, and Tooting.

You’ll help people build the life skills they need to make positive long term changes. You’ll support our students in their sessions, both at our training centres and out in the community, helping them achieve their personal objectives and keep learning in an engaging, fun and stimulating way.

Who we’re looking for

  • You’ll have experience supporting adults with learning disabilities or autism
  • You’re an excellent communicator, someone who listens with great patience and empathy
  • Coping with tricky situations won’t phase you due to your resilient nature
  • You’re passionate about helping people reach their goals
  • Most importantly, you share our strong commitment to the inclusion of disabled people in society, you believe in equality for all

Full job description and person specification.

Why work for us?

Share is committed to empowering disabled people. You’ll make a difference every day, helping people to live as independently as possible.

Our values drive us forward. They provide the framework for everything we do, including who we hire. We believe everyone has something to offer others, and we build on people's individual talents, interests and abilities. We think happy employees are successful employees.

We won employer of the year at the Wandsworth Business Awards in 2019 and we hold gold Investors in People accreditation. This means we truly understand the value of people: we focus on what people can do, not what holds them back. And we have robust policies in place so that every single person working at Share takes ownership for making our programmes come to life.

We’ve been praised for our thorough induction process and supportive working environment where everyone has a voice and is valued. You’ll be surrounded by people who support you, challenge you, and inspire you.

Full list of benefits when working for Share.

How to apply

We positively welcome applications from all parts of the community and from people with diverse cultural backgrounds and lived experience.

Please complete our application form and equal opportunities form which can be downloaded below or at the bottom of this page. Please return both by 22nd October 2021 to hradmin@sharecommunity.org.uk.



If you would like to have chat about the role before applying, please contact Peri MacRae (Volunteer and Community Services Manager) on 0207 801 9814 / 07859 744818.

We focus on ability and believe people work best when they feel valued, safe and happy. We do all that we can to make sure that Share is friendly and welcoming to everyone.

This job is subject to two satisfactory references, evidence of qualifications, an enhanced DBS check and providing evidence of right to work in the UK. If you are disabled and would like to discuss other ways of submitting your application, please call Valentino on 0207 801 9829.

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We look forward to receiving your application.

 

Downloadable forms
Application form: 
Equal opportunities form: