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Support Role for a young man – DPSS553


Between £8.30-10.00 Per Hour

Part Time

Direct Payment Support Service

Closing Date: 19/10/21

Job description
Listed below are details of the purpose and general tasks of the job to provide some insight of what is involved. It is advisable to refer to this when submitting your application for the post.
Job Purpose
To support a young man aged 22 years with a mild learning disability (Down’s syndrome) in the execution of a voluntary assistant groundsperson position at the Nest – the home of the Community Sports Foundation (https://www.thenest.org.uk/). For the last 12 months the unique circumstances created by Covid-19 have made it possible for a family member to combine this support role at the Nest, three mornings per week, with full-time employment. However, the progressive return of ‘normality’ post Covid-19 means it will not be possible for this arrangement to continue indefinitely.
Location: Horsford, Norwich, NR10
Duties to include:
  • Providing transport to and from ‘A’s home (Central Norwich) and The Nest. This will require the use of a car as there are no bus stops within safe walking distance from The Nest.
  • Supporting ‘A’ in the execution of a range of duties commensurate with the role of assistant groundsperson (e.g. sweeping leaves, weeding, strimming, planting and clearing waste ground).
Person specification
Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. Our assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.
  • A strong interest in helping young people with learning disabilities to live a rich and fulfilling life.
  • Interest in gardening or other outdoors (physically demanding) activities.
  • A clean driving licence and appropriate business insurance cover if using own vehicle for work purposes.
  • Experience of working with young people with learning difficulties.
  • Experience in gardening or other outside (physically demanding) activities.
  • Vehicle ownership is desirable but not essential as the successful candidate could make use of the family car for work purposes.
Summary terms and conditions
  • The rate of pay for this position is £9.37 per hour.
  • You will be reimbursed for any agreed expenses incurred as part of the role
  • Hours and times of work: 9 hours per week, typically working on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, between 10.00 and 13.00.
The post is subject to the following
  • A satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, the cost of which will be covered by the employer.
  • Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.
  • Completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 3 months.