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"Knowing that the work I do contributes towards improving the lives of Peterborough residents is a real driver for me. Work isn’t just about coming into the office to do the 9 to 5, it’s about wanting to make a real difference. The commitment of my colleagues in working to achieve that goal means there’s always support when you need it and a great team spirit."

Claire M, Children's Services

Service Assistant

Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Hours:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
08/07/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 26/07/2019 17:00
Employment Location:
Brook St, Peterborough
Salary:
£18,795- £19,554 pro rata
Weekly Hours:
30 hours per week
Vacancy ID:
103552

Job details 

Closing date:
26 Jul


Supporting documents

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

We are looking for an individual that has the energy and enthusiasm to work with adults with learning disabilities in Day Opportunities, based at Kingfisher Centre in Bretton to support individuals with complex needs including challenging behaviour to maximise their potential and independence skills. This post is not term time hours and will be over 5 days.

You will work to promote a person-centred approach of independence and empowerment of people using services. You will assist with the planning, facilitating and evaluating in undertaking individual and/or group work with service users with the day service and/or community settings as determined by the care plans, including escort work to promote users’ confidence, independence, and acquisition of skills.
You must be prepared to deal with people who are often emotional and unpredictable in behaviour resulting in behaviours that challenge meaning you must be able to use negotiating skills to enable a person to fulfil their needs and be as independent as they can be according to their care plan and physical/mental health situation. You will have an awareness of issues facing people with learning and/or physical disabilities. You will have effective inter-personal skills such as negotiation, assertiveness and verbal communication. You will have the ability to use initiative, prioritise, and liaise with a range of other professionals. You will have the ability to work as part of a team and alone on base or in the community. You will have good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal confidently with a variety of situations.


To apply, please download the job description and application form from our website www.citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk and return by e-mail to recruitment@citycollegepeterborough.ac.uk or by post to Recruitment Department, City College Peterborough, Brook Street, Peterborough PE1 1TU.
Tel: 01733 293881 Fax: 01733 708067

Closing Date: 5pm 26th July 2019

Previous applicants in the last 6 months need not apply


City College Peterborough is committed to Equality and Diversity and to ensuring the safeguarding of learners and carries out appropriate checks to ensure the suitability of staff working with children, young people and vulnerable adults

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