The Westminster Society,
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Outreach Support Worker

As an outreach support worker you will help children with learning disabilities to enhance their life opportunities. You will work as part of a team enabling children with learning disabilities and complex needs to enjoy mainstream activities in the community or in the family home or our centre.

Job description

Entries must be submitted before: 5:00pm Thursday 4 June 2020 - Ref 314

KCA is a charity with over 15 years of experience supporting children with learning disabilities in Harrow.

As an outreach support worker you will help children with learning disabilities to enhance their life opportunities.

You will work as part of a team enabling children with learning disabilities and complex needs to enjoy mainstream activities in the community or in the family home or our centre.

You will provide care to children and young adults within the age range of 5 to 25 years on 1:1 or group basis to develop their skills and enable them to reach their potential.

We are interested in people who share our values and passion for enabling greater opportunities for people with learning disabilities and their families throughout their lives. If you are creative, flexible, supportive, energetic and enthusiastic we want you!

We are currently looking for Children’s Outreach Support Workers who: 

  • Have excellent communication skills and an ability to develop relationships.
  • Have a positive non-judgmental approach and ensure opportunity and choice.
  • Experience of providing activity based support in 1:1 or group based situations for children with disabilities and understand how to positively support children with behaviours that challenge.
  • Have awareness of Health & Safety.
  • Understand how to reduce risk and protect children from harm.
  • Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills

All applicants:

Must have experience working with children and young adults with a range of needs.

We are looking for applicants who have experience with learning/physical disabilities including those with moderate and severe and complex needs and behaviours that challenge.

Must have a good understanding of how to work with families.

Need to have the ability to work to set deadlines, working in a busy and multi-facet department. also have good organisational and time management skills.

We offer:

Continuing opportunities for learning and development together with regular supervision and support. We offer free Level 3 RQF/QCF in Play Work or Early Years Education to complete as part of the role providing good feedback after completing your first month of work.

KCA and The Westminster Society are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Background checks and an enhanced DBS will be required. You need to be 18 and over to apply.

If you wish to discuss the positions in more detail please call Ilias Kostalas (Service Manager) on 0208 4202 300.

In order to apply, please complete and return an Application Form by email to recruitment@wspld.org  Please specify which role you are applying for.

Applications must be submitted by 5:00pm on Thursday 4 June 2020. 

Please note that due to COVID-19 start dates may be delayed. We are currently following advice and guidance provided by the government.

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Salary
£18,000 per annum
Location
Harrow, HA3 6QJ
Position
Full-time - 37.5 hours a week with the need to be able to work weekends on a rota basis (Monday – Sunday)

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