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Could you make a difference and help adults with learning difficulties/disabilities, behaviour that can challenge, autism, mental health and /or brain injuries have a brighter future?

Current Job Vacancies Posted 18th October 2018

7 x Learner Support Assistants, 1 at each of the following sites:

  1. Signal 1, Collingwood Community Centre, Great Barr. B43 7NF
  2. Collingwood Hub, Collingwood Community Centre, Great Barr. B43 7NF
  3. Pheasey Hub, Pheasey Community Hub, Great  Barr, B43 7HL
  4. Signal House, Great Barr. B42 1DY
  5. Bordesley Green, Birmingham. B9 5FD
  6. Elliot Lodge, Kings Norton. B30 3QF
  7. Sayer House, Kings Norton. B30 3QF

Sam explains why she enjoys working within Skills Tank

Working for the ‘Learning Mentor’ and ‘Senior Learner Support Assistant’ you will provide non-accredited day opportunities to young adults 16-25 and older adults 25+ who may have Physical Disabilities, Personal Care needs, Profound & Multiple Learning Disabilities, Autism and Moderate Learning Disabilities. In addition to these the job vacancies at Signal House and Signal 1 will include working with adults who may present behaviours that challenge.

As part of a team you will assist the team in providing Learning through fun activities such as ‘Sensory,’ Gardening, Cookery, Art & Craft and Community Visits in a ‘Learning Through Fun Non-Pressured Environment.’

You will work as part of a developing team of Learner Support Assistants within an exciting expansion programme. As part of your job role you will be required to provide support with Personal Care needs e.g. toileting support and may be required to Escort the students by taxi [this would be discussed further should an interview be given].

You must have experience of the above-mentioned client group and hold an NVQ Level 2 or 3 [although NVQ training could be considered for the right candidate] in Health and Social Care and be prepared to give support and share experiences in growing this new day opportunity. It is also preferable that you have an interest and skill in one of the vocational areas mentioned above e.g. Art & Craft as you would be encouraged to use your skills which will assist individual Service User learning and enhance the Skills you have as part of your personal development.

Hours: 09.30 – 15.30 pm

Pay1: £8.25 per hour + additional pay/hours for Escorting as and when required for Bordesley Green, Elliot Lodge, Sayer House, Pheasey and Collingwood.

Pay 2: £9.00 per hour + additional pay/hours for Escorting as and when required for Signal House and Signal 1

Days:   Monday to Friday

Lunch Break: 30 minutes

Can you help us make a big positive difference in our clients lives? It takes time and dedication but it is very rewarding, look at http://skillstank.co.uk/category/blog/ to get more details about day to day life in Skills Tank.

Do you think you can work as part of a team delivering practical and fun learning opportunities? 

If you have experience that is a plus but if you don’t please don’t be put off send your C.V. to James Edwards at  jamesedwards@carefirstltd.co.uk or call James on 0121 308 6555. Please note we require full DBS clearance -Thank you.

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