Description: halow’s Supported Living service supports young people with a learning disability to live independently in their own home and in the community.

Location: Guildford, Surrey and surrounding areas

Hours: 30 hours

About the Service: The inspiration for halow came from five young people's names: Harriet, Amber, Laura, Oliver and William, each having a learning disability. Their parents, all friends, came together at the beginning of 2006 concerned with the prospect for their children's future and others like them. Passionate that these young people should lead positive and happy lives, near their own friends and families in Surrey, the parents established the halow project.

Main Duties:

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of young people with a learning disability? Then become a member of the halow care team. We are currently looking for people to join our team of halow Buddies (Support Workers) to provide 1:2:1 support to our young people with learning disabilities promoting life skills, independence, social skills, leisure opportunities and assisting young people to access the local and wider community in ways which best suit them. Buddies and young people are matched according to their hobbies, interests and other individual needs.

You will be required to work 30 hours, designed to fit in around your life style or studies and meet the needs of our young people. This could be early mornings, evenings, weekends perhaps sometimes at short notice.

Although training will be given you must share our passion that these young people have the right to the same life choices and chances as any other young person.

All of our Buddies are DBS checked and receive a fully paid induction, training and supervision with opportunities to progress. Training modules include first aid, epilepsy awareness, safeguarding adults among many others. Read more about the role and what it's like to be a buddy on our website www.halowproject.org.uk

Job Type: Part-time, Contract

Benefits: halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. fully paid induction and training will be provided by halow Workplace pension; entry requirements are as per the regulations in force. Other staff benefits upon completion of a successful probation period

How to apply: Please download the application pack from our website http://www.halowproject.org.uk/about-us/work-for-halow/ and email to hr@halowproject.org.uk

Any further details: There will be local travel involved in the role and we therefore encourage applications from individuals who have a driving licence and access to a vehicle. Applicants must be over the age of 18. halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce. Successful applications are subject to an enhanced DBS (formally CRB) disclosure.

  • Salary Details: the role attracts a salary of £14,000 per annum
  • Closing Date for vacancy: 28/09/18
  • Contact Name: Halow Project - Karen Parrant: Carroll House, 11 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3UY
  • Contact Phone: 01483447960
  • Contact Email: hr@halowproject.org.uk

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