Session Leader – OK4U Day Centre, based in Swindon.
Working for Swindon Borough Council, this is a permanent career opportunity best suited to an experienced Carer who can demonstrate previous employment skills in a care and support role. Offered with a competitive salary, excellent employee benefits and ongoing training and educational development.
OK4U is a day centre in Swindon for adults with learning and physical difficulties. The purpose is for adults to engage with others, coming together to socialise, promoting their personal rights, independence, choice and inclusion. These are the core themes for the people we support. Our aim is to embrace life’s challenges in order to lead full, rewarding and healthy lives. Under the supervision of the Support Co-ordinator, you will be a key member of our Day Service Team and your role will be underpinned by the values of rights, choice, independence and inclusion for people with a disability.
As a Session Leader, you will primarily plan, implement and evaluate activities that individuals wish to engage in either on an individual basis or through running groups while supporting people to access community facilities when required, e.g. library, sports halls, swimming pools and other interests.
You will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of a programme of activities and planning your sessions programme in quarterly stages; contribute and complete person centred plans for our Service Users; and work closely with partner services to encourage a strong support network around each of our Service Users. As part of this, you will supervise a number of support workers to ensure the smooth running and progression of the activities, supporting our Service Users to take part in personal development programmes, which may include personal care, leisure activities, travel and pre-vocational training.
Ideally you will have experience of caring for vulnerable adults and people with a learning disability as well as working in a day centre, the community or care home on a one to one basis with service users makes you our ideal candidate. You also have an excellent knowledge of anti- discriminatory practice & safeguarding; Health and Safety and manual handling issues; and care planning, assessments, session planning and evaluation.
This is highly rewarding and demanding role, which offers great career development. You will be able to provide satisfactory references, have the Right to Work in The UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.