Job Title: Active Support Worker

Location: North London (Islington/Camden)

Job Start Date: To be confirmed

Application Closing Date: N/A – rolling campaign

Job Salary: £18,374.20 per annum (pro rata), rising to £20,298.20 upon successful completion of probation

Outline of Business/Company
Independent Care Provider / Non-profit organisation / Charity

General Description
Centre 404 is a friendly, local and thriving charity with an excellent reputation for providing high quality support and services to people with learning disabilities and their families in North London.

Key Responsibilities:
· To understand and adhere to the philosophies, policies and principles upon which the service is based.

· To work in such a way that allows the service users to be involved in day-to-day and long term decision-making.

· To offer support to service users enabling them to build confidence, self-esteem and an independent life style.

· To support service users in the management of their own personal care in a sensitive way and undertake moving and handling duties as required.

Experience:
Desirable, but not essential

Key Skills:
· Excellent communication skills with service users, families and colleagues

· Excellent communication skills with professional staff and ability to liaise with agencies and external professionals e.g. GP’s, Health professionals, Social Workers and housing associations.

· Good written communication and IT skills with an ability to use Microsoft computer packages, the internet and write clear reports and keep accurate records

Physical Requirements:
· Available to work a variety of shifts throughout the week

· Able to travel on your own and with service users to a variety of locations within and outside the borough

· Willing and able to offer physical support to service users including manual handling, supporting wheelchair users, completion of household tasks such as shopping and cleaning.

Essential Criteria:
As above DBS Check Required: Yes, but we will carry the DBS checks and pay for it (unless Update Service is in use)