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Are you interested in working with people with learning disabilities and/or autism? Here's where you'll find information about our current vacancies.

Community Support Worker 

Salary: £20,435 per annum (£11.23 ph)

We are dynamic, expanding, and looking for focused individuals to join our enthusiastic and diverse team.  We support adults with moderate learning disabilities and/or autism to live independently in housing situations of their choice. The job offers a challenge and satisfaction and will suit someone who meets the following:

You must:

  • have experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and autism in a community setting
  • have a good working knowledge of safeguarding issues facing people with learning disabilities and autism
  • be a good team member
  • understand the issues faced by people with learning disabilities and autism living independently and have the skills to meet their practical, social and emotional needs
  • have a ‘Person Centred Planning’ ethos
  • have excellent communication skills

Barnet Mencap is committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children and adults at risk.

Take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification. You can also view the advert by clicking here.

To apply for this position, please complete this Employment Application form  and send it to projectsupport@barnetmencap.org.uk. Alternatively, you can send us a CV with a covering letter to explain how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification to the same address.

Barnet Mencap is committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children and adults at risk.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service form in line with Section 115 of The Police Act 1997.

Closing Date: 18th May 2019

For details of our volunteering opportunities, please click here.

Working for You Advisor

Part-time 18 hours per week

Salary: £20,987 per annum (pro rata £10,793 for 18 hours)

A Working for You advisor gives information, advice and guidance to adults with learning disabilities and/or autism to promote their independence and wellbeing. 

A Working for You Advisor must be committed to the safeguarding of the service users at all times and is responsible for reporting any concerns immediately to the manager.

A Working for You Advisor is responsible for maintaining good working practice within the team.

Administration

  • To update and agree in writing with service users the relevant action plans and assessments
  • To record and update significant and relevant information on individual service users’ records including use of our cloud based case management database
  • To liaise with relevant staff regarding the completion of all necessary paperwork
  • To write letters and reports as and when required
  • Liaise with other agencies and organisations
  • Contribute to the Performance Management reports

The main areas of responsibilities of the post are:

Advice and Information

  • To provide information advice and guidance to the people using Working for You
  • To plan and implement appropriate support and action plans to meet the needs of the service users
  • To maintain contact with specified service users as agreed, and explain service users’ responsibility to provide necessary information needed to provide the service
  • To compile necessary reports with service users
  • To keep knowledge on benefits and services current
  • To ensure that the database is kept up to date
  • To attend and participate in service user's meetings, keep accurate records and follow agreed action plans
  • To maintain constructive working relationships with the service users to promote their welfare and development
  • To maintain constructive relationships with colleagues, families,  and members of Barnet Mencap and other professional agencies to promote the welfare and development of the service users
  • To assist service users in communication with benefit offices, job applications, social workers and others as relevant
  • To work with other professional agencies, and to attend meetings at the direction of the Manager to promote the welfare and development of the service users where necessary.

Training

  • To undertake training to maintain and develop an understanding of the needs of people with learning disability and/or autism and a working  knowledge  of present day legislation, approaches and interventions.
     

Additional

  • To undertake any other duties that may be necessary as part of the Working for You Worker role
  •  To participate in regular supervision and appraisal meetings with the Manager
  • Ensure that Health and Safety policies and procedures are maintained at all times
  • To be responsible for the physical care, safety and welfare of self and others in the office and clients’ houses
  • To carry out Health and Safety requirements at the direction of the Management Team
  •  Actively promote equal opportunities policies and anti-discriminatory practices at all times
  • To be aware of the diversity of people who use our service and to be culturally sensitive

PROMOTION OF SERVICE

It is expected that the post holder will promote the service and perform the role in a way which furthers the values of the organisation with reference to Customer Care, Equal Access and Opportunity and Quality of Service provided.

The duties and responsibilities of this post may change over a period of time.  Only significant additional duties or responsibilities as required will render the grade of the post liable for re-evaluation. In order to deliver services effectively, a degree of flexibility is needed and the post-holder may be required to perform work not specifically referred to above.  Such duties, however, will fall within the scope of the post at the appropriate grade.

Barnet Mencap is committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children and adults at risk.

Take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification

To apply for this position, please complete this Employment Application form  and send it to projectsupport@barnetmencap.org.uk. Alternatively, you can send us a CV with a covering letter to explain how you meet the criteria on the Person Specification to the same address.

Barnet Mencap is committed to equal opportunities and the safeguarding of children and adults at risk.  The successful candidate will be required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service form in line with Section 115 of The Police Act 1997.

Closing Date: 30th May 2019

For details of our volunteering opportunities, please click here.

All of our job vacancies will appear on this page. Check back regularly to see what positions we have available.

For details of our volunteering opportunities, please click here.

For details on the Employment Project, for adults with learning disabilities and/or autism, please click here.

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