Ref 7650
Rochdale
£110.00 per week
30 hours per week


Rochdale Gateway Leisure Ltd have been established over 20 years Their Aims are to develop and support opportunities to participate in their communities, primarily for people with learning disabilities, who live in the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough area and adjacent to the Rochdale Metropolitan Borough area. To provide a base offering social, cultural and educational opportunities.

Principal Duties:

1.Alongside the Lead Support Worker, to identify and initiate new opportunities and      activities for the individual users and alongside team members and other agencies develop individual programmes i.e. Person-centred plans (ELP’s, PATH, MAP) which are planned and recorded in line with company policy.
2.To enable the user to participate in all activities by providing appropriate support.
3.Ensure the dignity and respect of service users is maintained while providing personal care and lunch time support to both male and female service users.
4.To work alongside Lead Support Worker to ensure the sessions and activities are safe.
5.To ensure the sessions and activities are sensitive to cultural traditions and values.
6.Alongside the Lead Support Worker develop close working relations with all persons involved e.g. Families, Social Workers, Therapists, so that the needs of the individual are met effectively.
7.To work as a member of a team in the Project and the Organisation.
8.To be responsible, alongside other RGLL staff, for the proper use of equipment/materials and informing the Lead Support Worker or other Staff members of any potential risks and faults.
9.To maintain User and the Organisations confidentiality at all times.
10.To work alongside the Lead Support Worker to work on the implementation, maintenance and evaluation of each individual Essential Lifestyle Plan and Health Action Plan as relevant.
11.To work in accordance with RGLL’s Equal Opportunities Policy.
12.To work in accordance with RGLL’s Health and Safety Policy.
13.To support the Aims and Objectives of RGLL.
14.To work towards implementing the principles of Equality & Citizenship ensuring the following outcomes:-

a) Choice – The provision of activities that will increase the choice to service users.
b) Community Presence – The provision of activities that will provide a more appropriate setting in which people with learning disabilities will have the opportunity to mix with non-disabled people in the community.
c) Respect – The provision of activities that will give those attending the opportunity to experience time away from their family where they will    be treated as adults.
d) Competence – The service will enable people to lead a more interesting and rewarding life, where new skills and experience can be gained.
e) Relationships – The services will enable people to meet a wider range of non-disabled people and to form valued relationships with both those attending and other people that will be met during the period of the programme.
f) Carers – That the carers of the people attending the scheme are confident that the person attending will be well cared for, safe and will enjoy themselves.

15.When on passenger assistant duties, to assist driver with service users in and out of vehicles.
16.To be responsible for observing service users when on passenger assistant duties.

General Duties:
1.To ensure all visitors to the Centre are received and welcomed.
2.To be concerned with Public Relations and help maintain the Organisations image.
3. To complete The Care Certificate within 12 weeks of commencing Apprenticeship.                                                                                 
4.To participate in Training Programmes as appropriate. Occasional Duties: To undertake such other duties and responsibilities as may be determined from time to time by the management group in consultation with the post holder.  

Desired skills

  • Reliable and conscientious
  • Well-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Willingness to undertake any training provided.    
  • Clear and comprehensive oral and written skills
  • Ability to develop and maintain close and effective working relationships with others
Personal qualities

  • Presentable appearance
  • Sense of humour
  • Commitment to Equal Opportunities
  • To travel independently during duties as necessary
  • Good time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels

Desired qualifications

  • A good standard of Maths and English
Things to consider

  • DBS check will be made