As Support Worker you will be part of the Educational Day Service (EDS), providing an onsite and peripatetic service to people living in BANES and surrounding areas. EDS offers occupational, educational and work-focused opportunities for adults who are deaf, hard of hearing or with dual-sensory loss and additional needs living in and around Bath and the South West. We support more than 70 people over the course of one week and create individual packages that reflect their aspirations, needs and life.
Full induction training will be provided in all areas of the service.
You should have excellent communication, interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn British Sign Language plus a genuine interest in this field of work.
Interview Date: TBC
This post is also subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
You'll enjoy a range of excellent benefits and access to ongoing support and learning and development programmes across the country. We provide an attractive and competitive salary and benefits package. We also recognise your talent and commitment by helping you to take care of your health, life balance and financial wellbeing.
Learning & Development
We place high importance on giving our staff the opportunity to develop their careers. We therefore provide access to a wide range of learning and development opportunities including inductions, training courses, accredited qualifications, and coaching and mentoring schemes.
About Care and Support at RNID
We offer a wide range of high quality residential and community services providing specialist care and support for deaf and hard of hearing people with additional needs across the UK.
We are committed to person centred working. Everyone who uses our services has the right to:
We aim to tailor this to the communication needs of the people who use them so that it is completely accessible to them.
Choosing to work in Care and Support is one of the most fulfilling and exciting decisions you can make. You will also get the chance to complete the NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Care or equivalent and have access to up to date training. With any job there will be ups and downs but working in social care has very specific rewards and challenges.
To help you decide if this role is for you, for more information on the work we do and to hear some of the stories of the people we support visit: http://www.rnid.org.uk/supporting-you/care-and-support.aspx
About Educational Day Services
EDS is located on two sites offering occupational, educational and work-focused opportunities for deaf, hard of hearing and dual-sensory impaired adults with additional needs who live in and around Bath and the South West. We support more than 80 people over the course of one week and create individual packages that reflect their aspirations, needs and life.
Our service is accessed by people from residential services, from supported living and from the community. We provide a peripatetic service for homes in the community where both our music and our life skills coordinators will visit people in their home environment to ensure we meet people’s needs accordingly. Some people who use the service travel from further afield, including Bristol, Wiltshire and South Glos.
We offer a wide range of learning areas so the people using the service are fully supported in the relevant environment. Our services include ceramics, art, music, woodwork, key skills, craft, drama, card making and life skills. We take part in community fetes, exhibitions and sales and have an on-site gift shop selling products to the general public.
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