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Options In Life can offer the following employment opportunities

 

 

These vacancies are linked to our Recreation Programme of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism,  learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise, make friends and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment.

 

Recreation Programme Group Leader who will lead the support team on the Recreation Programme group outings, providing support, advice and guidance to the other support staff and volunteers, to make sure the Options in Life service users’ emotional, minor medical and general needs are met, in order to ensure their safety and enjoyment throughout the programme.  The aim of the Recreation Programme is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends, realise their own potential and, most of all, have fun. Our focus is on increasing confidence, self esteem and independence through peer support and team building

The Group Leader is expected to take responsibility for all related admin and paperwork and must be able to work flexibly, including evenings if required. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Check.

The Post is part time, 30 hours per week. Remuneration at £10.50 per hour

Applicants must have experience of working with young people who have learning, social and communication difficulties, and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership qualities. 

Due to the physical nature of activities involved, applicants must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).

Must be a car owner. Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage

THIS VACANCY IS NOW CLOSED

 

Part Time Recreation Programme Support Workers who will take a support role with one of our Recreation Programme groups. Current vacancies are 1 or 2 days per week, on a Monday and/or Thursday, but support may occasionally be required on other days. The group will be out each week for the full day and the role involves taking an active part in all activities while supporting young adults with autism, learning and other disabilities.  The Support Worker will be required to support and encourage Service Users to meet new challenges, work as a team and support each other. The aim of the Recreation Program is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends and realise their own potential. It is the role of the Support Worker to facilitate these aims while, most importantly, encouraging the group to have fun.

Applicants should have experience of people with learning, social and communication difficulties and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership ability. 

Due to the physical nature of activities involved, the Support Worker must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).

Ability to drive our 17 seater minibus would be an advantage

Remuneration at £8.50 – £9.00 per hour.

 

Part Time Recreation Programme Support Worker/Minibus Driver who will take a support role with one of our Recreation Programme groups and drive our 17 seater minibus. The current vacancy is 1 day per week, on a Monday, but support may occasionally be required on other days. The group will be out each week for the full day and the role involves taking an active part in all activities while supporting young adults with autism, learning and other disabilities.  The Support Worker will be required to support and encourage Service Users to meet new challenges, work as a team and support each other. The aim of the Recreation Program is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends and realise their own potential. It is the role of the Support Worker to facilitate these aims while, most importantly, encouraging the group to have fun.

Applicants should have experience of people with learning, social and communication difficulties and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership ability. 

Due to the physical nature of activities involved, the Support Worker must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).

Applicants must be over 25 years of age and have a clean driving licence.

Remuneration at £9.00 per hour.

For further particulars of any of these vacancies, please email vacancies.optionsinlife@gmail.com

All posts are subject to an enhanced disclosure check.

 

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