This is a key post advocating on behalf of service users who need support to access day opportunities in the community. The post holder will be the active link between the service user, carers & family members, service providers, assessment & care management and the wider community. The job will involve being a key worker, an advocate, an activity organiser and a promoter of users' independence. The role will provide direct support to service users as required.
The post holder will work with adult service users with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health needs and with older people. A key focus of the job is to ensure practice reflects a non discriminatory approach and promotes dignity and respect in working with diverse groups of customers, carers and professionals.
- To empower & support service users to develop the skills to become independent and to access universal services where this is appropriate.
- To assist customers in designing and implementing their individual day activity programmes (DAP) and to assist them in achieving specific measurable outcomes based on their Support Plan.
- To design and deliver activities for individuals and groups of customers in a variety of settings.
- To ensure customers have choice and control over the services they receive at all times.
- To provide customers and carers with direct support or access to advice and support as appropriate.
Experience in working with adults with disability required
NVQ3 in care