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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:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
07/10/2019
Advert End Date:
25/10/2019 23:59
Employment Location:
Peterborough
Salary:
£18,795 -£19,554
Weekly Hours:
3 posts (14.5 hours per week, 21 hours per week and 37 hours per week)
Vacancy ID:
103622

Job details 

Closing date:
25 Oct


Further information

Service Assistant

PCC Grade 5 £18,795 - £19,554 Pro rata.

3 Posts available: 14.5 hours per week, 21 hours per week and 37 hours per week

We are looking for an individual that has the energy and enthusiasm to work with adults with learning disabilities in Day Opportunities, based at our support hubs at Bretton; City College and Hampton, to support individuals who may have 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 supported people within 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

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

Closing date: 25th October 2019 5PM
Interview date: To Be Confirmed

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