Support Assistant

Brandon Wood Farm (City Wide)
£17,173 - 18,870 per annum pro rata
01 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2018
Job Ref
Job Type
Social care
Contract Type
Part time permanent
Working Pattern
See advert details

The role
Provide a quality service by promoting the physical, emotional, social and intellectual well being of each service user. To support service users to have a quality and meaningful day whilst at Brandon Wood Farm. Be able to lead and support in a variety of activities indoors and out.

You’ll need:
Within the role you must be able to demonstrate a positive attitude to service users' rights, choice and dignity.

You will need to be patient and imaginative in ways to engage with people.

You must be able to communicate effectively with the people you support, parents/carers and with your colleagues.

An understanding of Autism and complex behaviours that make it difficult for people to participate in community activities.

About us
Brandon Wood Farm is a day opportunity located on the border of Coventry and Warwickshire. We have a small number of large and small breed animals that service users are supported to care for each day. The farm also has a number of gardened areas that service users tend and grow vegetables, fruits and plants. We support people that may not be able to access community activities due to their complex needs and behaviours that challenge. Due to our unique setting we are able to provide the space and tranquillity to people who are sensitive to sensory overload.

Coventry City Council provides its staff with quality training and qualifications to enable you to carry out your role effectively and inline with it’s policies and procedures.

Working Pattern
Mon-Friday 8.-4 2x 30hours over 5 days & 1x 18hours over 3 days To Be Confirmed

Interview Date
Thursday 31/10/2018

Equalities Statement
Coventry City Council is committed to delivering the best possible services and improving the quality of life for Coventry people. In order to do this effectively we aim to have a workforce that represents the diverse community we serve, embracing and utilising the broad range of skills, experiences and perspectives this brings.

We are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for all. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition.

In return, we can offer you an excellent pension scheme, 'MyCar' scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at a number of city centre restaurants, shops and other establishments

Key Requirements
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is covered by the Code of Practice on the English language fluency for public sector workers

Please note we will communicate any interview arrangements with you via email, so please check your email (including Spam/Junk) and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Job Description and Person Specification.pdf

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