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Community & College Support Workers

Are you a caring person who wants to see young people with autism develop in learning life skills? Are you patient and able to communicate with young people? Would you like to use your life experience to really impact someone’s life?

Talkback has been in Bucks for 24 years and within our educational Equip Project, you will  support young people, aged 16 – 23, to meet the outcomes on their Education, Health & Care Plans (EHCP). For some of our learners we provide 1:1 support in college, to support them to achieve their course. For the majority of your time you will be part of a team delivering a range of community  day groups to help students develop social skills, confidence, life skills and independence. These include Women’s & Men’s Groups, Creative Media Groups, Art Groups, Travel Training Groups and Independent Living Groups.   We also offer a range of work experience opportunities including horticulture, working with animals, retail & mechanics and you may go out and support a young person at work for a day.

You will work at our High Wycombe and Aylesbury buildings, plus in local colleges and in the community. You will work alongside people with a learning disability and autistic people to achieve positive outcomes.

To succeed you will be able to work both as part of a team and independently and have a ‘can do’ attitude and  be a patient communicator. We can teach you all you need to know; you just need to have the passion and care.

You will have the opportunity to help someone develop and grow as a person whilst making a difference that will live with you forever. And, as one of our team said, ‘Working with people with a learning disability or autism is the most rewarding and fulfilling role I have ever had.’

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and a comprehensive screening process will be undertaken on successful applicants including a Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS) including checks with past employers (Applicant Declaration must be completed and returned with application).

“This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults with care and support needs and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment”

Please send your completed application form to helen.black@talkback-uk.com

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