People in Action (Yorkshire)

People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities, difficulties and similar conditions. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and lead safer healthier, better connected lives.

 

The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centred services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. The activities are wide ranging and include the provision of opportunities for leisure, learning, employment, health, wellbeing and the development of life skills. The range of activities runs from practical courses in employability to social groups that meet in the community to enjoy leisure time together.  Through individual care packages the charity also provides practical one to one support tailored to the needs to the individual.

16 Apr, 2019
£25,000 yearly
People in Action (Yorkshire) JOB DESCRIPTION Project Manager PIA Presents   Salary Rate:          £25,000 per annum (pro rata)                      Hours:                   1.5 days per week   Location:              The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Gipton, LS9 6NL Holidays:              33 days per annum (Inclusive of statutory                                     and bank holidays, pro rata)  Responsible to:      Operations Manager     About People in Action (Yorkshire) People in Action (Yorkshire) is a thriving Leeds based charity, established in 1983 to benefit people with learning disabilities and autism. The charity makes a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and socially isolated; inspiring and empowering people to recognise their potential, fulfil their aspirations and lead safer healthier, better connected lives. The charity provides a range of innovative, inclusive, person centred services which reflect the needs of the people it supports. The activities are wide ranging and include the provision of opportunities for leisure, learning, employment, health, wellbeing and the development of life skills. The range of activities runs from practical courses in employability to social groups that meet in the community to enjoy leisure time together.  Through individual care packages the charity also provides practical one to one support tailored to the needs to the individual. About PIA Presents PIA Presents is a new project that develops and promotes the talent of people with learning disabilities and autism through the provision of entertainment opportunities. The project will provide a platform for people to demonstrate their skills to the wider Leeds community, allowing opportunities for integration and socialisation. The learning disability and autism friendly environment will give the artists, performers and audiences a safe space to enjoy live music and socialise, that differs from anything else that exists in the city. It will also open up leisure opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism who otherwise may not socialise in the city and/or with the wider community. Purpose of the post To develop and showcase the talent of people with learning disabilities and autism the sustainable project will provide: a weekly performing arts group that provides opportunities for artists and performers to meet, rehearse and learn new performance skills. quarterly club nights/live music events, showcasing new and existing talent. an annual talent event for adults of all ages with a learning disability or autism. opportunities for members of the learning disability and autism community to develop event management skills; front of house, sales and marketing, light and sound etc. opportunities for artists to perform at other external events. a mentoring scheme provided by students and dedicated members of the performing arts community.   Key duties and responsibilities   To work alongside the agreed project business plan to achieve the aims and objectives of the project To listen and communicate any compliments and complaints from all stakeholders.  To record and pass this on to the group leader. To preserve and respect the dignity and privacy of group members their families and observe confidentiality at all times. To follow best practice guidance regarding safeguarding, Care Standards Act, Health and Safety and managing risks legislation to promote independence.   Personal Support and Development: To attend training and meetings as and when required.  These may be day time events and in own time. To receive supervision at least every twelve weeks and liaise with the line manager as required, attend project team meetings.   Safeguarding adults To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns immediately through line management channels.   Other Duties To support the promotion and marketing of the service and People in Action. To adhere to and implement service policies, procedures and protocols within the employee handbook To observe the requirements of members confidentiality and Data Protection legislation. To ensure that the service is provided in accordance with People in Action’s standards and objectives, safe guarding, risk assessments, Health and Safety requirements and the General Social Care Council’s Code of Conduct.  Any other reasonable duties as required This Job Description is not exhaustive. It will be subject to periodic review and may be amended following discussion between the post-holder
People in Action (Yorkshire) Leeds LS9 6NL, UK Part time & Casual
10 Apr, 2019
£8.01 - £9.00 hourly
People in Action About Count Me In The Count Me In Service is a practical one to one support service, tailored to the needs of the individual, it aims to empower and enable people to reach their goals and fulfil their aspirations. The individual care packages are designed using a person centred approach to planning and support. The charity works with the individual to promote choice, independence and control in meeting their outcomes and goals. The support enables Members to access services, manage and take positive risks, develop daily living skills such as cooking, house work, manage finances and shopping, manage housing and health needs and access the community.  Job Purpose: To provide one to one support that is tailored to meet the individual needs of the Member.  To support our Members who have mild, moderate to complex needs and/or challenging behaviour and require one to one support to fulfil their personal goals. To support our Members with learning disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger’s and mental health difficulties To safely provide compassionate care, understanding and support that is centred on the individual needs and wishes of each Member.  To have the ability to cope in difficult situations, always placing the Member at the center of the support. The Support Worker will support the Members to access services or activities of their choice.  This will require a flexible and imaginative approach to fulfilling the choices requiring building up of knowledge and contacts within local services.             Duties and Responsibilities To provide support to Members on a one to one basis in their own homes and in the local community, in accordance with the agreed support plan. To facilitate increased independence by encouraging and supporting participation in daily living activities and opportunities. To work with Members, their families, team members and partner organisation to ensure that support is person centred and tailored to meet their individual needs and wishes. To use and promote a range of communication methods to assist Members to make informed decisions and choices about the issues affecting their lives. To communicate with and provide information to the Member’s advocate To keep close contact with identified cover staff to ensure handover for annual leave does not have any adverse impact on the Member’s support To help to provide support in areas such as: managing money, travelling safely, improving health and wellbeing, engaging in social and leisure activities, accessing education, volunteering and employment, make and maintain friendships and inclusion within the community To preserve and respect the dignity and privacy of Members and their families at all times To ensure confidentiality about Members and their families is maintained at all times, in keeping with the Data protection Act To work flexibly and creatively to meet the needs of Members by sharing week ends, bank holidays and Member’s holidays and providing cover as required in the event of staff shortages. To promote Equality and Diversity at all times. To follow best practice guidance regarding safeguarding. To report any significant issues, notifiable events or concerns immediately to your CMI manager. To provide daily reports on the progression of the Member(s) ensuring records are maintained where necessary, they are accurate, up to date and completed in a timely manner. Record and maintain accurate written and financial records, following policies and procedures Making decisions with regards to members in difficult and challenging situations To be responsible for the day to day communication and involvement with families/relatives. To attend and participate in team meetings, supervisions and appraisals Undertake any training required in order to perform the role more effectively, acknowledging any deficits in knowledge or practice, identifying training needs and formulating training plans with the direction of your manager It is a requirement of this role that you complete the Induction before starting work It is a requirement of this role that you complete the mandatory E-Learning modules prior to starting work It is a requirement of this role that you complete a Care Certificate within 6 months of starting - if a Care Certificate is not already held This job description is not exhaustive and there may be times you will be required to undertake other duties as and when in order to meet the needs of the Members Person Specification We are looking for an enthusiastic person who has a person centred approach with a minimum of 12 months experience working within a care / support work setting. The individual will have the ability to encourage and engage our members to meet their needs and aspirations.   All the below are ESSENTIAL criteria for the role; Effective communication skills Communicate effectively and sensitively with different people Ability to support Members in a creative way that respects choice, dignity and privacy Have a person centered approach Ability to form and maintain effective working relationships with Members, their families, colleagues and partner organisations To communicate with and provide information to the Member’s advocate Able to work on own initiative, plan and prioritise workload and contribute own ideas to support service delivery 12 months minimum in same/similar role Working within a team Knowledge and understanding of the needs and rights of people with a learning disability and other impairments and an understanding of the issues which Members face Knowledge of Health and Safety, Risk Management and Policy and Procedures Knowledge of working towards outcome based activities. Able to work flexibly to meet the needs of Members, the service and organisation Willing to travel across Leeds and surrounding areas, taking Members out if required Dependable Confident to work alone in the community and public spaces Friendly Commitment to delivering high quality person centered support Understanding the importance of choice, control, rights and empowerment
People in Action (Yorkshire) Leeds and Surrounding areas Full time
08 Apr, 2019
£27,248 yearly
Job Description Count Me In Service Manager Job Title:                                Count Me In Service Manager Salary:                                      £27,248 per annum Hours:                                     37.5 per week worked flexibly to meet the requirements of the service,                                                   this may include occasional evenings or weekends, Holidays:                               25 days per annum, plus statutory and bank holidays Location:                               The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, LS9 6NL Responsible to:                    Registered Manager People in Action have an exciting opportunity for a qualified and experienced service manager to join our established Count Me In Team. The successful candidate will have experience within a social care environment, who has delivered high quality, successful service in a social care background, ideally with adults and young people with learning disabilities including Autism and Aspergers. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following; To ensure the service provides the highest standard of care and support in line with Care Quality Commission regulations, contractual requirements, legislation and company expectations. To ensure the delivery of outcome focused, personalised support for members, which supports the rights of members to live the lives they choose as far as they are able. To proactively build and recruit new members to our Count Me In Service To line manage a team of remote support workers, drive performance within the remote team; ensuring the optimum resourcing levels are used and staff are clear on the standard that is expected of them. To ensure staff fully understand the needs of the people we support and receive the appropriate training, coaching and mentoring to ensure they are effective in their role. To manage an allocated case load of members; assessing members on initial referral, support planning, and regularly reviewing the service to ensure outcomes/needs are being met. To promote a culture of accountability, responsibility, quality and self-development. Interviews to be held on: Thursday 16th May 2019
People in Action (Yorkshire) The Old Fire Station, Gipton Approach, Leeds, UK Full time