Include Me has an exciting opportunity for a part-time Citizen Advocacy Development Worker to join our team in North-East Fife.
We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can work as part of a small but dynamic team, is professional, person-centred, and creative in their approach and who is passionate about the rights of vulnerable people.
The development worker role includes working closely with vulnerable adults to understand their needs and wishes, to support existing advocacy partnerships, to recruit and train local people to become long term voluntary citizen advocates and, in turn, to create new advocacy partnerships.
This is a permanent post which covers North-East Fife from a home working base.
Based in Fife, these vacancies are linked to our Recreation Program of weekly activities which provide young adults who have autism, learning and other disabilities with an opportunity to socialise, make friends and experience sporting and other challenging activities in a group environment.
Part Time Recreation Program Support Workers who will take a support role with one of our Recreation Program groups. Current vacancies are 1 or 2 days per week, on a Monday/Thursday/Friday plus the possibility of additional ad hoc hours, on a Tuesday or Wednesday.
The Support Worker’s normal working day will be either 9-5 with a Glenrothes pick up, or 10-4 with a Cupar pick up, although times may occasionally vary, depending on the activity. The group will be out each week for the full day and the role involves taking an active part in all activities while supporting young adults with autism, learning and other disabilities.
The Support Worker will be required to support and encourage Service Users to meet new challenges, work as a team and support each other. The aim of the Recreation Program is to bring out the best in our Service Users by helping them to meet new people, make friends and realise their own potential. It is the role of the Support Worker to facilitate these aims while, most importantly, encouraging the group to have fun.
Applicants should have experience of people with learning, social and communication difficulties and an understanding of autistic spectrum disorder. He/she must be able to communicate well, have good interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and leadership ability.
Due to the physical nature of activities involved, the Support Worker must be sufficiently fit and active, to be able to fully participate in all of the activities (kayaking, rock climbing, zip wiring or cycling for example).