Life Skills Coaches (LSC) are required to provide the highest quality of delivery, care and support to those we work with, in accordance with organisational policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Local Authorities who commission us. You will work as part of an enthusiastic, committed team supporting people with a learning disability to achieve their life outcomes.
- To promote the independence and individual rights of the people we support by maintaining a person centred approach.
- To use and promote person centred practices to contribute to person centred planning for all those we support including others significant to them. To ensure the quality of plans, with an emphasis on assessment of needs and achieving good life outcomes.
- To deliver and evaluate activities using creativity and judgement to find innovative ways to meet need and deliver outcomes which are person centred, not service led.
- To ensure that the voice of every person we support is heard and informs all planning, delivery and review.
- To enable the people we support to maintain their personal worth, interests, identity and emotional well-being.
- To assist the people we support to maintain their self-care, personal safety and physical health needs.
- To offer ‘just enough’ and reducing support, so that more independent outcomes are enabled wherever possible.
- To keep records of plans, outcomes, expenditure etc, on Daybreak forms.
- To report accidents, concerns, comments, complaints or observations to your line manager immediately.
- To take appropriate action in an emergency.
- To carry out other duties as required commensurate to the post.
- To be an ambassador for Daybreak, promoting, embodying and upholding our values with all stakeholders.
- To be accountable for your own working practices which are aligned to organisational objectives.
- To promote and support Daybreak’s safeguarding agenda, ensuring that all clients are safeguarded in line with our policies.
- To work within Daybreak’s equality and diversity policy, championing inclusion for all.
- To work within health and safety guidelines and follow safe working practices.
- Use your creativity and judgement to help Daybreak sustain social enterprises.
- To work as part of the Daybreak team, attending and contributing to team meetings as required.
- To ensure continuous professional development (CPD), including attending appropriate training and appraisals to support best practice and achieve corporate objectives.
- Use standards and frameworks identified by the CEO to drive improvements.
- You will on occasion be expected to work out of hours during evening and weekends
- Any other job related duties as directed by your line manager that are appropriate within the status and grade of the post.
Daybreak is a charity based in the North East of England, founded in 1982 by parent-carers who wanted to provide meaningful day time occupation for their adult sons and daughters with a learning disability. The need for Daybreak remains, as having a disability still limits a persons opportunities and chances in life. Our Mission is "To empower people with additional needs to achieve happy, independent, healthy and socially inclusive lives".
- To maintain what is working, by continuing to offer our valued, hub based day services.
- To be the person-centred, high quality, flexible, service provider of choice, for people with additional needs in the North East of England.
- To offer a service that operates outside the hubs, within people's own communities, moving them onto good life outcomes (Pathway to Community).
- To offer a supported employment service, helping adults with disabilities to find paid work (Pathway to Employment).
Interests and knowledge
- Knowledge of social care sector or willingness to learn if new to our sector (Essential)
- Experience and /or interest in supporting vulnerable people to achieve better lives (Desirable)
- Knowledge of person centred practices (Desirable)
- Passion and positivity (Essential)
- Proactive and can use your own initiative (Essential)
- Excellent communication skills (Essential)
- Creative, enthusiastic and able to use your skills to make a positive contribution to the team (Essential)
- Confidence to question and ask for help when needed (Essential)
- Willingness to work flexibility as team of a work (Essential)
- Resilience to cope with changing situations (Essential)
- Personal values aligned with Daybreak’s values (Essential)
Qualifications and experience requirements
- Five GSCEs A-C including literacy and numeracy or equivalent (essential)
- Current driving licence (D1) (desirable)
- Willingness to undertake further training (essential)
- Transferable work and life skills (essential)
Accepted degree subjects
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract and working hours
Permanent · Full-time
06/01/2017 · Winter
How to apply
Number of vacancies: One
Closing date: 09/12/2016
This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 09/12/2016