Job Title: Community Support Workers

Salary: £17,550 FTE (£9.00 per hour)

Location: North and East Hertfordshire

Hours: Bank/Casual – flexible Monday to Friday daytime & evening

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and creative person to become part of our team to help us to deliver our exciting projects across East & North Hertfordshire.

Our services offer a range of support both 1:1, or small group work within our building based services, or out in the local communities.

Experience of working with and a positive attitude towards people with learning disabilities are essential.

We are looking for people who are able to work independently and proactively to ensure a safe and happy environment for the people who access our services.

Typically you will work one to one or with small groups of people who attend our projects. Our projects work Monday to Friday with some evening social projects too.

A willingness to work occasional weekends for fundraising activities to help support the work of our charity would be great. 

You will be experienced at managing situations and behaviours that challenge, Experience of working with vulnerable people and/or children would be an advantage.

You will provide assistance with care, personal support in order to support them attain their full potential, maximise options available and encourage choice, participation and motivation. 

About you: 

– To be compassionate, creative, and honest and love working with people. 
– To bring great positive energy. 
– To work well as part of a team. 
– You will need plenty of enthusiasm and passion for our work. 

The ideal applicant should be enthusiastic with excellent communication skills and have the ability to plan and deliver activities which provide a variety of experiences for the people who attend our services

We are looking for people who just have the passion and drive to make a difference.

You will need to follow health and safety regulations and work in accordance with all safeguarding procedures.

Car drivers with own vehicle are essential and an NVQ 2/3 is an advantage.

Basic IT Skills are required, such as checking email and familiarization with eLearning and online databases where we record daily activities.

In return you will receive a competitive salary plus:

  • Pension scheme:  Guideposts will contribute 6% of your salary when you contribute 3%.
  • EAP from Health Assured
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • Annual leave: 23 days rising to a maximum of 28 days plus bank holidays

To apply for this post please complete an application form – you can download an application form here.  Please note – CVs will not be accepted Please state your availability in your application (days and hours per week)

Completed application forms should be returned to careers@guideposts.org.uk  

Closing date for applications: 29 October  

Interview date: 2 and 6 November

Please visit our website www.guideposts.org.uk for more information about our services