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A number of Support Assistants vacancies have come available with the Day Opportunity Service.
3 x 35 hours, 1 x 28 hours, 2 x 25 hours and 1 x 14 hours per week.
St Helens Day Opportunities Service is a diverse and flexible service offering meaningful daytime activity within a culture of reliability and continuity of support.
Within Day Opportunities, we have several pathways leading to education, employment and life-long learning, so it is vitally important the successful candidates are able to work flexibly across each area, in a variety of venues.
We are looking to recruit enthusiastic, energetic, creative and proactive individuals to work directly with service users in promoting real life experiences. Day Opportunities aims to offer consistency of staffing and values its reputation as an efficient and effective service.
The service operates Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm and supports adults with learning, physical and sensory disabilities including those on the autistic spectrum. Services are delivered in St Helens utilising a range of both local authority and community provision.
In line with Government Legislation the service aims to develop a person centred approach and deliver on agreed individual outcomes, tailoring packages of support to suit the need of each user.
Within the role of Support Assistant you will provide quality and effective opportunities through outcome focussed activities, delivering on Five Ways to Wellbeing and Life Long Learning. Each activity will help to develop skills and pursue the personal interests and preferences of users. In addition you will be required to support all aspects of personal care and daily need.
You will also be responsible for the daily monitoring and evaluation of the support package and therefore you will require good communication/literacy skills and a basic knowledge of IT.
You must have an understanding of the importance of promoting individuals rights to independence, choice and inclusion and have experience of supporting people who need assistance.
Experience of working within the Social Care Sector is preferable but not essential as a corporate induction and training is provided.
This post is subject to enhanced disclosure.
For more information please telephone Karen Mason on 01744 677828.
When requesting an application form please state your name, your address, the job you are interested in and the job reference number.
The Council's official job application form must be completed in all cases. CVs should not be submitted as a replacement.