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Support Worker- Outreach 25 hours

To support people with learning disabilities and/or Autism, through empowerment and personal development to enable them to live their lives to the full and advance their personal and social development using a person-centre approach to develop preferences, choices and interests.

A Day of a Support Worker

Support work is usually defined as helping people who require care to live their life as independently as they can. Our Support Workers are trained to support the participants to enable them live the best lives possible. This means taking a person-centered approach that focuses on understanding the person being supported; how they like to be communicated with, what makes them tick, what frustrates them and what they want to achieve. This takes time and patience, but when a Support Worker has the answers to these questions, the impact they can have is immeasurable.

Be a Trustee

What is a Trustee?

Trustees ensure their charity has a clear strategy, and that its work and goals are in line with its vision. A trustee's role in a charity is to be the ‘guardians of purpose’, making sure that all decisions put the needs of the beneficiaries first.

 

They safeguard the charity’s assets – both physical assets, including property, and intangible ones, such as its reputation. They make sure these are used well and that the charity is run sustainably.

 

Trustees don’t usually do the day-to-day running of the charity. They delegate this to the staff, led by the Chief Executive. Instead, they play the role of a ‘critical friend’ to the Chief Executive by giving support and by challenging – in a supportive way – to help them manage effectively.

 

Becoming a trustee is both a rewarding way to help your community and a way to learn fantastic new skills. It’s an invigorating and dynamic role, which puts you at the very heart of a charity and its work, liaising with a team of like-minded people.

 

If you would like to find out more, please contact Nicola Thomson, Chief Executive for an informal chat 0121 544 6611.

Bank staff

Working as bank staff means that you can work as many or as few hours as you want a week, which is great if you are wanting to gradually return to work after a break.  It also gives you the opportunity to try working in a different sector or work extra hours.

If you are interested in joining our bank staff please contact hr@optionsforlife.info to request an application pack.