Craft Day Services Support Worker
Salary: £9 per hour
Full time (32.5 hours per week) and part-time or job sharing posts available.
Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, as well as a number of people living in the Milton Keynes area who have a learning disability.
We are seeking a Craft Support Worker with a passion and experience in a range of hand craft and textile making activities. Ideally you will have previous experience of working with adults with a range of abilities. A caring attitude and a genuine interest in people reaching their full potential is essential as you will be promoting person centred therapeutic activity through crafts.
We support our service users in all aspects of their daily lives, and believe that each person should be valued for their contribution to the community. Our workshops play a key role in enabling people to achieve their goals and aspirations through lifelong learning, person centred support planning and their on-going development.
The role entails, among other responsibilities, supporting service users with:
- General welfare, within this day service setting supporting their social and educational activities
- Ensure the welfare and safety of those in the workshop appropriate to the activity
- Maintain a clean and safe working environment and ensure equipment is maintained
- Supporting service users to produce products fit for sale in our shop
- Managing their personal care, emotional and health needs
- Supporting lunch and social breaks in the workshop
- Lifelong learning opportunities through work-based learning in our varied craft workshops
- Be part of our “cultural and social life” activities appropriate to this role
- Develop new skills and activities for individuals and groups through craft expression activities
The ideal candidate would have:
- Experience and a passion for teaching art, craft and textile; life experience and transferable skills, as additional training will be provided
- Ideally some experience of working with people with learning disabilities
- Good organisational and time management skills
- A caring and supportive disposition
- Willing to work in accordance with our Vision and Mission Statement
In return we offer:
- A diverse and high quality working environment
- The opportunity to work among a team of dedicated and supportive colleagues
- Full induction training
- Further professional development, including the opportunity to gain a nationally accredited vocational qualification
- A healthy life/work balance
- Work pension scheme
- Enhanced DBS check
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To submit your application, for further information or informal chat, please call 0190823500 or email: ku.oc1579583688.kmll1579583688ihpma1579583688c@tne1579583688mtiur1579583688cer1579583688
Closing date: 25th November 2019
*Please Note* that if we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early. Interviews will take place shortly after applications have been received and shortlisted. Don’t hesitate and apply today!
We are an equal opportunities employer. All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.
Our mission is to create a living and working community where people with learning disabilities and those who support them may reach their full potential in the spirit of lifelong learning
Registered Charity 283556