Support Worker

29 Sep 2017
27 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Vickers Neal Recruitment are currently working with Circles Network based in Rugby -Warwickshire

We are looking for people in Rugby- Coventry- Tamworth and Nuneaton to work as Support Facilitators with various working hours available.

3D Community Support is Circles Network's individualised project where people use their direct payments or private funds to purchase person centred support from a Facilitator or team of Facilitators.

Job Summary
Support Facilitators/Support Workers support individuals who are disabled, disadvantaged or isolated, working together to create an inclusive community for all. Circles Network Facilitators work one to one and in small groups with people to understand what they want out of their lives, achieve their goals and to help them find solutions to overcome barriers. Based within the community, Facilitators support disabled people to access community spaces, build relationships and develop learning interests and hobbies.

The Main Duties and Responsibilities of the Support Facilitator/Support Worker role are as follows:

•To work alongside individuals, and where appropriate their family or friends to provide high quality, safe and respectful support.

•To make connections with the local community and link individuals to people and organisations of interest to them.

•To assist in the development and review of dynamic person centred support plans.

•The support we provide is unique to that individual and may include; support to get involved in community events or meet friends, support with communication or accessing education.

•To work to the standards set down by the CQC and also internal policies and procedures including health and safety.

•To successfully complete all mandatory training and attend regular team and organisational meetings.

•To provide transport for individuals and their mobility aids.

•To support activity and events as required for other Circles Network projects.

Person Specification

The person specification describes the qualities that we will be looking for when selecting an applicant for the post.

Essential Criteria for the Support Facilitator/Support Worker role

•The ability to actively listen to people
•To have a full driver's license and ability to travel to multiple locations.
•To be solutions focused, and able to support people to overcome the barriers they may face in day to day life.
•The ability to communicate with a range of people.
•To be genuinely interested in people and in getting to know their interests and skills.
•Good networking skills - confident in speaking to new people.
•Reliable with good time keeping.
•A true belief in the values of inclusion and a passion to support people to uphold them.
•Basic literacy and numeracy skills alongside an ability to use Microsoft Word and emails.
•Fluent in English
•Ability to show empathy and work with people from a variety of backgrounds.
•To be a patient and friendly person who enjoys working both independently and as part of a team.
•A current enhanced DBS check with Circles Network - the cost of this will be met by Circles Network.
•Business insurance on your car or be able to get business insurance.

Desirable Criteria for the Support Facilitator/Support Worker role

•To have experience of working with or supporting disabled people including people with learning difficulties and/or mental health issues.
•Training and/or experience of Person Centred planning.
•To have a skill in an activity or craft that could be shared with others eg gardening, snooker, scrapbooking or sewing.

Please specify your availability on application