We are seeking a new Full-Time staff member who shares our values and has the experience and skills to support adults with learning disabilities on a one-to-one basis to participate in meaningful work within our day service. The post is based in The May group which is the hub for general arts, crafts and therapeutic activities. Together with our members with learning disabilities we aim to produce unique items for our annual fairs and for our community. Our work mainly focuses on weaving, felting and papercraft. We value and often focus on crafts around seasonal changes and preparation for specific festivals. Ideally you would have an interest in one of the craft areas, however this is not essential. What is more important is the capacity to work positively with individuals with autism and complex needs.
You will need to have an ability to facilitate an individual to participate in a meaningful way. Previous experience of working with adults with learning disabilities is essential, as is a good understanding of autism and the needs of people who use different forms of communication and a confidence in working with people with behaviour that challenges.
Tiphereth is a Camphill community based on the edge of the Pentland hills in Edinburgh supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism in a range of day services, supported living, residential care, and social enterprises.
Full details and specific requirements are available at tiphereth.org.uk
Closing date for applications is 9am, 22nd September 2021.
Interviews will be held on 29th September.
Successful candidates will be required to be members of the PVG scheme, and provide an update.