Salary range: £27,483 - £29,517 p.a. inc.
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time
An Excellent Opportunity…
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
Direct Services offers specialist day care service for young people and adults with Autism Spectrum Condition including Asperger Syndrome and learning disabilities. We provide a range of quality services to enable those within our services to lead fulfilling and independent lives.
At John Billam Resource Centre and New Millennium Day Centre, we support adults with a learning disability, physical disabilities and autism to access continuing education, secure real jobs, achieve desired goals and become more involved in their local community.
You will be responsible to ensure the wellbeing of service users, giving adequate support to maximise their dignity, independence and privacy. Co-ordinate the daily provision of support and activities for people to ensure the delivery of a high quality, responsive and efficient service. The post requires flexibility and tremendous drive and ambition to continuously monitor and find creative ways when supporting our service users. The post holder will be responsible to ensure support offered to service users is innovative and person centered.
The role also includes working closely with customers, families and carers to enable individuals to access meaningful activities and develop social life skills that will enable them to make choices and take control of their lives.
Whilst we value experience, you need to be committed to providing quality care to adults on the Autistic Spectrum and Learning and Physical Disabilities. You will need to demonstrate flexibility, enthusiasm, initiative and resilience, for what is often a very demanding but rewarding vocation. You will be required to demonstrate, that you are able to perform in a very vibrant and demanding environment whilst being able to initiate and participate in range of educational, vocational and recreational activities for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, challenging behaviour and autism.
Knowledge and experience of supporting people with challenging behaviour and proven skills and evaluating and monitoring service user’s progress is essential for this role. You will be fully responsible providing good quality of support to service users to ensure support is delivered in a safe and appropriate manner. You will need to ensure all records and files are maintained to a high standard. The person in this post will be accountable for the use and safekeeping of data in accordance with GDPR regulations.
As well as being a fair and supportive team member, you will need to demonstrate you are able to work flexibly in diverse, vibrant and multicultural team.
- NVQ Level 3 in Health & Social Care, equivalent or above
- Ability to work flexibly in a vibrant and changing environment
- Significant proven experience working with adults with challenging behaviour and autism
Closing Date: 29 September 2021 (23:00)
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 are expected to come into effect on 11th November 2021 and require any person (‘Professional or Tradesperson’) who has to enter a care home to have received both of their COVID Vaccinations. In order to comply with the legislation, applicants should be aware that this post is subject to proof of double vaccination status. Applicants who are exempt and medically unable to receive the COVID vaccination will be required to provide documentary evidence.
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note the information you provide will be treated fairly and confidentially.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.