28a King Henry’s Walk is a busy short breaks (respite) and short term residential service. We provide a service to over 50 families from diverse backgrounds. Some service users have additional support needs in relation to autism, epilepsy and behaviours which can challenge the service.
28a King Henry’s Walk is working towards a person-centred, friendly and warm atmosphere for service users and carers. We work in partnership with service users and their families to ensure they are consulted about their service, and that they are actively involved in how they choose to spend their time. Our aim is to support services users to utilise their strengths and overcome the obstacles service users can face because of their disability.
This role combines direct work with adults with learning disabilities and the opportunity to key work, coordinating links with family carers and professionals. Applicants will be innovative, highly motivated and skilled in working with this service user group with an ability to act as shift leader as required. Applicants should be able to identify and meet the needs of our diverse user group, and to demonstrate an understanding of the core values which underpin service delivery.
A sound understanding of safeguarding policy and procedures, person-centred planning, meeting health and safety requirements and excellent communication and IT skills are all essential.
We are dedicated to raising standards and delivering a high quality service.
Islington’s Adult Social Care Services offers competitive terms and conditions of employment; including an attractive salary, generous annual leave and excellent opportunities for your continued professional development.
Please note this post requires shift work – early and late shifts, sleep-in and waking night duties. The service operates 24 hours, 7 days a week – so all staff are required to work weekends and Bank Holidays. The post is suitable for Job sharing
Closing date: Sunday 19th May 2019 at 23:59
Interview date: Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th June 2019
For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Alex Leeson-Mill on 02075277147.