It’s an exciting time to join the London Borough of Waltham Forest. We are transforming our services to provide high quality person-centred care and support that needs forward thinking. We’ll look to you to help us deliver great outcomes for adult social care users, carers, and families. We are a supportive, and inspirational team, striving towards the shared purpose of achieving independence, choice and the best possible outcomes for our service users. Promoting creativity is at the heart of our agenda to develop our service further, and means you will be encouraged to share ideas, to bring about positive change and strive to continuously improve outcomes for the adults accessing our service.
The following position/s are vacant at The Markhouse Centre- Day service for adults with Learning Disability, Complex needs and Autism.
Team based at 247 Markhouse Rd, Walthamstow, E17 8DW.
Successful applicants will demonstrate the following qualities at a level that is appropriate to the post being applied for:
- A good understanding of the social and care needs of adults with a learning disability based, Complex needs and Autism on experience of working in a health, social care, or community setting. (Transferable skills will be considered)
- Key working experience
- Effective verbal and written communication skills
- Good networking and team skills.
- Effective Partnership work with a range of providers in the community.
- A committed Person-Centred approach to supporting service users to reach their full potential
- Good IT skills
Support Worker, (Full Time) Permanent x 5 posts
SC4 Scale £23,400 Spinal point 7
This post is specifically to work with adults with learning disability who have complex needs and present behaviours that challenge the service. You will need to have the skills and experience of supporting people with learning disabilities in group setting as well as on a 1:1 basis to access building-based activities.
You need to be focussed on commitment to your personal development, equality and diversity, embracing change and progression of the service to respond to future needs and outcomes of our service users.
This will be within an agreed programme to meet individual service user’s needs. You will also need to be able to work to support service users to integrate into group settings, promote independence, dignity, and respect.
You will be a good communicator and will be expected to make accurate written records of your work and service user progress as well as producing accessible information for easy access.