About the position: possibilitiesplus partner with individuals with an intellectual disability and their families to create and co-manage bespoke individualized arrangements. The working partnership is based on trust, honesty and the belief in everyone’s ability to live an ordinary life in their chosen community.
The role of direct support worker is an exciting opportunity to be part of one person’s journey and growth. You will be part of a small and committed team that support a young man with an intellectual disability, who lives in his own home. An important part of your role is to provide the support he needs to have new opportunities and experiences, fulfil his potential and enjoy the good things in life.
Flexible hours over seven days, early mornings, sleepovers and weekend hours.
Outgoing, confident, warm, empathic, patient, fun loving with a sense of humour
A team player, able to develop positive working relationships with the person and their family
Dedicated, reliable, flexible
Good at making links within the local community
An excellent communicator and facilitator
Energetic with a calm disposition
Creative, curious, good at taking the initiative
Good with technology
Highly organized, professional with sound common sense
You will need to:
Be interested in and committed to working within a supported self-directed living approach
Help with personal care, light housework and supporting the person to develop their skills
Interested in supporting the person to reach their potential through community or employment roles
Have a full, clean driving licence
Have good spoken English
Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary, training and developmental opportunities provided
Apply: by emailing a detailed C.V. with a covering letter explaining what you would bring to this role: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 31st August 2017 at 5pm