Tiphereth is a Camphill community in Edinburgh based around supported accommodation, social enterprises and day services for adults with learning disabilities and other support needs.
We have three vacancies in our day service for Co-Workers supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism to improve wellbeing, confidence and skills through meaningful work and activity.
Post 1 – 3 days, Wednesday – Friday
Based in our Pentland Group. You would be working as part of a team supporting adults with learning disabilities in meaningful work that produces woodwork, green woodwork and outdoor estates work. Experience of supporting behaviour that may present challenges is essential for this post.
Post 2 - 5 days, Monday – Friday
Based in our Garden Group. You would working as part of a team of 6 supporting adults with learning disabilities in gardening activities, as well as supporting our social enterprise through the green waste collection and firewood and compost deliveries to customers. A full clean driving licence and willingness to drive our tipper truck is essential for this post.
Post 3 – 3 days Monday, Tuesday, Friday – Male worker required
Based in our arts and crafts group, The May. You would be working as part of a team supporting adults with learning disabilities to participate in craft activities including weaving, felting, papercrafts. Experience of supporting behaviour that may present challenges including an understanding of autism and including one-to-one support is essential. The ability to attend some Thursday afternoon team meetings is also required. This post is for a male co-worker because of some care and support needs.
Whilst we look for people who bring knowledge and experience of the work activity, it is possible for the right staff to learn this in the role. What is most important is the capacity to support people, being motivated by Camphill values and demonstrating a willingness to learn.
Oxgangs Project is a 24/7 temporary supported accommodation service located in Oxgangs Street, Edinburgh. Our 17 service users are male homeless individuals with a variety of support needs including substance misuse and mental health issues. The building consists of 7 service user shared flats and a staff resource.
Our main aim is to move service users on from the project and resettle them in the community in a permanent housing option suited to their needs. This is achieved by building supportive relationships with service users and assisting them to tackle the issues that led to their homelessness. The post involves working to a rota that involves backshifts and weekend working.
You should be confident in dealing with a homeless client group and have compassion and understanding for the issues homeless people face. You should also either hold an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or have the willingness to undertake study to achieve this.
All successful candidates will be required to obtain registration with the SSSC within 6 months of taking up the post. For more information about registration please visit sssc.uk.com/registration
Do you remember the excitement and adventure of moving into your own house for the first time?
Do you have what it takes to make a difference in someone’s life?
Maybe you are already working in social care and want to join an organisation with relationships and community at its heart.
This is a great opportunity to be part of a new team supporting this man, where every member will become a specialist in him!
We are looking for inspiring, enthusiastic and experienced support workers to join a new team at Tiphereth providing focused person centred support to one of our members. The young man likes to be active and enjoys many activities both in and away from his new home.
Your Role will be to:
• Develop a relationship with the young man.
• Become a part of a dynamic support team
• Support him in his own home and within his community.
• Help him to build on his independence and confidence in his new environment.
• Help overcome challenges of moving into a new home.
• Utilise your experience of working with young people with autism and behaviours that may challenge.
We have several permanent posts working a variety of shift patterns per week. These contracts require full flexibility, the majority being from 4.45pm to 10.00pm during Monday to Fridays, and throughout the day at weekends (not every weekend) .Sleepovers are not a requirement of this role.
Tiphereth Supported Living Service are looking for a motivated and experienced support worker to join our team. The successful candidate will have extensive practice experience in working with people who have Autism. As well as a proven track record in developing and implementing positive behaviour support strategies.
The post will require the successful candidate to develop and lead a small team of co-workers in providing consistent, robust and committed support to a member of our community through demonstrating best practice. This is a great opportunity to be part of a new team supporting this man, where every member will become a specialist in him!
Ideally you will:-
• Have extensive experience of supporting people with Autism
• Have experience in challenging behaviour/Behavioural Support
• Ability to lead a small team to ensure consistent approach is maintained
• Be able to be innovative with a can do attitude
• Enjoy the outdoors, having fun and be self-motivated
• Be able to be a supporter to members, even when things are difficult
• Confident and able to think on your feet
• Flexible and able to respond to change
• Someone who is resilient and believes in people
• Able to build a positive relationship with members and his family
• Have the ability to work on your own initiative and consistently as part of a team
• Have excellent communication skills with IT skills
• Patient and able to show empathy
• Passionate and dedicated
• Able to do shift work including weekends, evenings and some bank holidays.
These contracts require full flexibility, the majority being from 4.00pm to 10.00pm during Monday to Fridays, and throughout the day at weekends (not every weekend) .Sleepovers are not a requirement of this role.