Our client is a not for profit day centre for disabled adults. They have been established for over 8 years and are on Essex's approved supplier's list of day opportunities for disabled adults. The Director of the business is the lead instructor who works with the team of disabled trainees every day. They work with learning disabled adults who have various disabilities the most common being autism. Due to their expansion, our client is recruiting an additional instructor to work on a part-time basis 3 days per week. They have a 140-foot long polytunnel where they teach a vast array of skills including but not limited to art and design, carpentry, horticulture and theatre skills. The day centre is run from a creative approach and has an aim to break barriers and encourage disabled adults to find their abilities and to shine.
Our day centre is a little different, we have an informal approach and all of the Directors of the business are on-site and working towards the same common goal.
This role will be divided into 2 main responsibilities. On a Monday and Wednesday, you will work alongside the main team and support with the daily projects, in time you will create your own projects to work on with your team of disabled trainees. The projects will be real and will have a purpose, but the main expectation is to use the setting to help develop life and social skills for the trainees. You will work to improve their sense of independence.
The second element of this role will be on a Tuesday, you will be a 1:1 carer for a disabled adult with mobility issues, you will support her with all of her needs and ensure that she is able to fully benefit from her time at the day centre and can access the same level of care and support as other trainees.
The role is part-time at present, but for the right candidate, this role has the opportunity to grow in time.
Whilst this role is working in the world of disability and our client has a 'day centre' they like to work with a dynamic approach and find ways to leave disabilities at the door.
- You will have a creative approach to problem-solving.
- You will have a knowledge and ideally at least 2 years' experience working within a disability setting.
- You will be passionate about making a difference and giving people an opportunity.
- The ideal candidate will have experience or a passion for one of the following areas: Art, Horticulture or Carpentry - This is not essential, but would make for a much stronger applicant for this position.
- You must have a full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle as some transport of the trainees may be required.
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