Vacancies

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Please view our current vacancies below; if you would like to apply for one of these positions then please send your CV and covering email to Anne-Marie Goodman Email: agoodman@uet.charity

Bespoke Provision Support Worker

Job Description – Bespoke Provision  Support Worker

Salary: UET scale 6 - 10     
Hours of work: 9.15am – 3.45pm Monday to Friday
Main Base: Various UET locations within the Swindon area
Reporting to: Bespoke Lead

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)
UET (Uplands Enterprise Trust) is a Swindon based charity that helps young people & adults CYP&A) with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled YP&A within Swindon and surrounding areas.

Bespoke Provision
Our bespoke offer provides tailored support to young people & adults (YP&A) with SEND to enable them to gain, learn from, develop, and maintain their work and life skills and to make a positive progression and contribution to the community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the YP&A, parents/carers, colleagues, and other professionals in a professional manner.
  • Communicate with YP&A using a variety of individual methods including; PECs, visual aids, sign language and technology.
  • Managing behaviour that challenges us when necessary including the use of Team Teach principles for the use of physical intervention for the management of challenging behaviour.
  • Safe intervention when a YP&A is in crisis, adopting effective de-escalation techniques.
  • Administering medication when needed, training will be provided.
  • To provide simple medical aid as and when necessary and take all reasonable measures to ensure health and safety in all locations.
  • Ensure that the YP&A gain the most from tasks, having the opportunity to try new things, developing our offer, and researching new opportunities to keep the offer fresh and relevant.
  • Understand that each YP&A is an individual and therefore the day is tailored to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Responsible for recording and capturing YP&A progress including input monitoring and reviewing of work programmes.
  • To prepare for daily activities, ensuring resources are ready and clean and tidy after use.
  • Be a positive role model to YP&A at all times.
  • Upholding UET policies and procedures.
  • Be mindful of and act in accordance with safeguarding and health & safety procedures.
  • Take part in staff meetings and training when required.

Please follow the link to view the
Bespoke Support Worker JD and Person Specification 

Please note that our organisation is based over a number of sites in and around the Swindon area and you may be required to work to work from different sites, as directed by the Director of Operations and Delivery.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-valuation of a post. 

The Trustee body retains the right to implement changes to this job description to reflect changes in the demands of the post and this will be done in consultation with the post holder.

 

Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

Short Breaks Respite / Support Worker

UET Short Breaks, After School and Holiday Provision, Upper Shaw Farm, Swindon

Salary Scale: Voluntary, NMW and UET Support Scale 1 depending on qualifications and experience.

Hours of work: Various permanent, bank (zero hours) and voluntary, after school – 3.30pm to 6.30pm, Saturday, Sunday, and School Holidays – 9.15am to 4.15pm

Main base: UET Short Breaks, Shaw Ridge Farm

Reporting to: Short Breaks Lead

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)
UET is a Swindon based charity that helps children and young people (CYP) with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled children and young people within Swindon and the surrounding areas.

Short Breaks Provision
Our short breaks provision provides care (including personal care) and activities for children and young people aged 5 to 17 with SEND after school and during school holidays, in turn providing parents and carers with valuable respite.

Job role:
Support the development of high-quality care and support for CYP accessing the short breaks service. Working within safeguarding guidelines, assist in the preparation and delivery of care and play opportunities and the day to day running of the short breaks provision. Provide a safe, fun, and enjoyable environment for the CYP.  You must be patient, enthusiastic and motivated.

General responsibilities:

  • Supervision of all CYP attending the provision
  • Set up play spaces
  • Ensure activities are safe, creative, inclusive and appropriate
  • Ensure the provision is clean and tidy, adhering to hygiene routines throughout the day
  • Lead activities such as role play, outdoor play, arts, drama, story telling, crafts and cookery
  • Attend to CYP interpersonal & intimate care needs (toileting, changing, administering medication, peg feed)
  • Manage behaviours that challenge us in accordance with UET policies and procedures
  • Be a positive role model to children and young people
  • Provide CYP with drinks and snacks where appropriate ensuring health and hygiene standards are adhered to
  • Consult with CYP and involve them in session activities
  • Contribute to CYP individual skill plans, documenting observations during sessions
  • Share information with lead support worker and provision manager completing paperwork where necessary
  • Take part in staff meetings and training where required
  • Undertake appropriate training; first aid, safeguarding, food hygiene

Please follow the link to view the
Short Breaks Support Worker JD and Person Specification

Although this post holder will be based at Shaw Farm you may be required to work from different sites around Swindon.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description. The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-valuation of a post.

The Trustee body retains the right to implement changes to this job description to reflect changes in the demands of the post and this will be done in consultation with the post holder.

Skills for Work Support Worker

Job Description – Skills for Work

Salary: UET 1-5        
Hours of work: 9.15am – 3.45pm Monday to Friday
Main Base: Various UET locations within the Swindon area
Reporting to: Skills for Work Lead

Uplands Enterprise Trust (UET)
UET (Uplands Enterprise Trust) is a Swindon based charity that helps young people with SEND to help themselves. We are run by enthusiastic, skilled, and creative staff, with a knowledgeable board of voluntary Trustees. The UET is constantly developing, expanding, and changing to improve the lives of disabled young people within Swindon and surrounding areas.   

Skills for Work Provision
Our bespoke offer provides tailored support to young people & adults (YP&A) with SEND to enable them to gain, learn from, develop, and maintain their work and life skills and to make a positive progression and contribution to the community.

General Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with the YP&A, parents/carers, colleagues, and other professionals in a professional manner.
  • Communicate with YP&A using a variety of individual methods including; PECs, visual aids, sign language and technology.
  • Managing behaviour that challenges us when necessary including the use of Team Teach principles for the use of physical intervention for the management of challenging behaviour.
  • Safe intervention when a YP&A is in crisis, adopting effective de-escalation techniques.
  • Administering medication when needed, training will be provided.
  • To provide simple medical aid as and when necessary and take all reasonable measures to ensure health and safety in all locations.
  • Ensure that the YP&A gain the most from tasks, having the opportunity to try new things, developing our offer, and researching new opportunities to keep the offer fresh and relevant.
  • Understand that each YP&A is an individual and therefore the day is tailored to deliver the best outcomes.
  • Responsible for recording and capturing YP&A progress including input monitoring and reviewing of work programmes.
  • To prepare for daily activities, ensuring resources are ready and clean and tidy after use.
  • Be a positive role model to YP&A at all times.
  • Upholding UET policies and procedures.
  • Be mindful of and act in accordance with safeguarding and health & safety procedures.
  • Take part in staff meetings and training when required.

Please follow the link to view the
Skills for Work Support Worker JD and Person Specification

Please note that our organisation is based over a number of sites in and around the Swindon area and you may be required to work to work from different sites, as directed by the Director of Operations and Delivery.

The post holder may be required to perform duties other than those given in the job description.  The particular duties and responsibilities attached to posts may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed.  Such variations are a common occurrence and would not themselves justify the re-valuation of a post. 

The Trustee body retains the right to implement changes to this job description to reflect changes in the demands of the post and this will be done in consultation with the post holder.