Support Worker Vacancy Leeds/Roundhay area

SUPPORT WORKER(S) – Reference MSP/KW0124

Part-time hours as needed (below is a guide but they may be subject to change / there is flexibility around this / applications welcomed from more than one applicant to ensure cover from the right candidate(s))

 Term time Fridays 10am to 3pm (non-college day)

  • Saturday 10am to 3pm term time only (power wheelchair training, community activities etc)
  • One Sunday per month term time only 5 hours (power wheelchair matches)
  • 8 floating weekday hours per week for activities all year
  • 8 floating weekend hours per week for activities all year

Meet Kian:

He’s a happy, sport mad 16 year old. He loves gaming, (fair weather) cycling, bowling, the cinema, crazy golf, working out, swimming, Powerchair football, … in fact you’d be harder pushed trying to find something Kian would commit to not liking rather than listing things he’d be enthusiastic about. He needs a bit more support with getting involved in and planning these activities than some – he has Cerebral Palsy – but very much wants to find his independence as he navigates his way through getting out and about in the community and doing more for himself around the home.

It’s not going to be all activities and post-cinema tea sipping though (he’s a big tea enthusiast, however, can accept coffee drinkers). You will need care skills (mostly of the, “Have you looked in the mirror since you’ve eaten that tomato sauce laden cheeseburger / brushed your teeth / got out of bed / been to the loo?” prompting variety, but with occasional assistance with other personal care) and will support with therapy. Kian has a gym programme and a framework from his physio and speech therapists to work on / within and activity specific OT guidance where required. There is also a record keeping element to the job so you will need to have proficient written skills as well as being a good communicator, problem-solver and have a full clean driving license (a fully insured large (!) Motability vehicle is available for use).  Do be prepared to spend plenty of time talking about the merits of public transport as an alternative though – the boy has a bus app and he’s not afraid to use it!

All essential and specific training will be given to help you fulfil your role. (Bus app training delivered by the Man himself).

Kian gives his all in everything he does (proud mum moment there, but I’ve checked with other people and that’s unanimous so far), so if you’re looking for a rewarding job that can make a real difference to a young person’s life, then please get in touch with Kian’s Case Manager, Emma Hoffman at if you have any questions or to request an application form. (Check your spam/junk folders for these documents)

Salary: £15.00 per hour weekdays, £16.00 per hour weekends

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