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Employment Support Worker

£8,437 per year (ERYC Grade 3 pro rata)
Term Entry
Type Hours
Part Time (15 hours per week)
Monday to Friday
Worklink Cottingham, Learning Resource Centre, Cottingham, HU16 5YF (Some travel may be required)
Closing date
Job closes on 25 January
Interview date
Interview is 9 February
Service area
Service area: Adult Specialist Services
Job reference
Job reference: ADSS000051
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The job itself

An opportunity has arisen for an Employment Support Worker based Worklink Cottingham.

Worklink are a team within the Directorate of Adults Specialist Services supporting Adults who have a Learning Disability or Autistic to obtain paid employment, Based at Worklink.

The Employment Support Worker will work as part of an enthusiastic team of staff. The post holder will be responsible for work-based training to people with a learning disability and Autism enabling adults to learn practical, social and independence skills.

Working at Cottingham base teaching Catering and Hospitality skills which enable progression towards and into employment. We are looking for an enthusiastic and focused individual who has drive and energy.

You must be able to work collaboratively and have excellent communication skills. This role can be physically demanding, working three hours daily Monday-Friday 11am- 2pm.

You will ensure that on a day-to-day basis the service is operated in a safe and effective manner and implement and adhere to all service procedures, including Health and Safety procedures. All other relevant training will be provided. The successful candidate will need to complete The Care Certificate on commencement of the post. This will be provided by the ERYC and will take approximately 12 weeks.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience of working with adults with a learning disability.

Candidates should have the necessary written and verbal communication skills to ensure that we are working to a high standard.

You will:

  • Be able to demonstrate compassion and empathy in your approach
  • Have experience of working in a care setting or other social care role
  • Be able to communicate well and develop rapport with people
  • Have an understanding of issues affecting vulnerable people
  • Be able to respond positively to changing needs of clients and service
  • Have some knowledge of catering / hospitality

We offer:

  • Benefits of working for a large organisation
  • Support to complete the Care Certificate
  • Ongoing training
  • Career opportunities
  • Friendly Team within Adult Specialist Services

We look forward to hearing from you if this sounds like the right opportunity for you.

For further information or an informal chat please contact: Debbie Drewery-Pratt 01482 842009/ email on request

Previous applicants need not apply

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Debbie Drewery-Pratt
Interim Team Leader
01482 842009
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Pay and reward

The Council is undertaking a review of pay and reward as part of its ambitions to attract and retain employees by having effective pay and development structures in place to support modern ways of working and to support the provision of Council services which meet local priorities. Please note that the future terms and conditions of this post may change following the outcome of this review.

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Some travel across East Riding of Yorkshire may be required, applicants must be able to transport themselves.

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