Project Worker (Disabilities)

Closing date 22 November 2019
Organisation Health for All (Leeds)
Location Leeds
Hours Full time
35 hours per week
Salary £26,100 Full Time Equivalent (Pro rata for part time hours)
Telephone 0113 2706903
Email info@healthforall.org.uk
Website www.healthforall.org.uk
Description

MAIN PURPOSE OF POST: To engage with workless families to offer motivational 1-2-1 and group support to improve readiness to move into employment, education or training through delivering a range of activities and support including: confidence building, raising aspirations, preparation for the world of work and access to opportunities including voluntary work, work experience, training, education and employment.  

·         To support families/parents with special needs and mild learning disabilities as part of the Community Led Local Development project  

·         To operate in line with Health for All values showing commitment and a positive attitude to the post and Health for All objectives.  

DUTIES: Through outreach, to identify and engage those families who are workless and where experience of a learning disability, impairment or special need acts as a barrier to move into employment.  

·      To respond to referrals, provide good quality assessments, carry out home visits to families and offer ongoing support to improve readiness for education, employment or training.  

·    To carry out one to one and group work with families to set goals, complete personal action plans and support, motivate, encourage and enable them to work towards their action plan within an agreed timeframe.  

·      To carry a caseload of families and take responsibility for maintaining regular contact and communication.  

·      To plan and deliver group workshops to support people to learn practical skills including for example, wood work, gardening, music, garage & motor skills, IT, food & hygiene, creating an email account, numeracy and literacy, job search and interview preparation and all other aspects of overcoming barriers to employment.  

·      To work closely with workless families to help them identify their own barriers to employment and offer solution focused support to overcome these barriers.  

·      To make links with other organisations that offer support to families affected by a learning disability, impairment or special needs.  

·      To deliver 1-2-1 and group work at various accessible locations, in the family home, in Health for All premises, in public places i.e. cafes, libraries, one stop shops etc. (Must be comfortable lone working.)  

·      To support administrative staff with updating the service database regularly with information gained from groups, home visits, phone calls and face to face contact.  

To develop a good working knowledge of appropriate services and provision across the city, training providers, volunteering opportunities and work in partnership with these providers to support young people to engage well with the support/ programmes on offer.  

·      To contribute to and update internal database of sources of help, advice and resources.  

·      To accompany participants to attend group workshops, organise wake-up calls, support with transport, creche etc.   ·      To seek out appropriate work experience and volunteering opportunities, liaise with employers/ providers to broker placements, support and encourage to attend these. To plan, promote and deliver events to engage families i.e. young people’s or parents’ drop-in, creative sessions, summer programmes.  

·      To think outside the box and develop creative, motivational and effective ways of engaging with hard to reach families with complex needs and to retain families’ interest in and engagement with on workshops/groups /programmes/ 1-2-1 support. To effectively promote the Raising Aspirations Project to local people and potential employers, work experience providers and referral sources.  

·      To work in partnership with local people, community and self-help groups (run by Health for All and external organisations) to provide activities to help raise awareness of the Raising Aspirations Project.  

·      To contribute to and update the internal database of sources of help, advice and resources.   ·      To maintain monitoring and evaluation systems for the project.  

·      To contribute to quarterly monitoring reports, by providing updates and written case studies, photos and film of the people who have participated in group support / 1-2-1 support/ programme. (with consent and due regard to GDPR)   ·      To attend training and relevant meetings as directed by the line manager.  

·      To ensure compliance with Data Protection regulations and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) rules.   ·      To undertake any further tasks required to further the aims and objectives of Health for All.  

·      To carry out the duties of the post with regard to Health for All’s Safeguarding Children’s policy, Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Policy, Equal Opportunities and other policies.

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