Bradford People First
Post: Development Worker – Mayfield Centre – BD5
Hours: 14 Hours per week @ £12.20 Per Hour
Responsible to: Management Committee/ Co-ordinator
Line Manager: Co-ordinator
Please Email completed application forms to Management@bradfordpeoplefirst.org.uk
Main Objectives of Post:
To support the members of Bradford People First to run their projects and activities. The organisation’s aim is to promote self-advocacy and raise awareness for people with learning disabilities. The post holder will be expected to advocate on behalf of individuals/the organisation where appropriate to meet the aims and objectives of the organisation.
Support a long established and reputable charity through the current COVID pandemic and embrace the challenges bought by any organisation going through change.
- To provide individual and group support as necessary to members at all times during working hours, both in and out of the office.
- To provide advice/guidance to members in relation to work projects and activities.
- To provide support/direction to volunteers as required to undertake work duties.
- To provide supervision/mentoring of students on placement.
Summary of Main Duties & Responsibilities
- To plan, review and monitor own work in partnership with the co-ordinator.
- To work unsupervised where appropriate – this may involve lone working in, or outside office premises.
- To work in partnership with and encourage positive working relationships with other agencies/organisations/professionals.
- To act as a role model to the members and as an ambassador for the organisation at all times.
- Actively engage in positive activities to increase the membership base
- To ensure the security and safety of the office premises and building.
- To follow Policies & Procedures.
- To ensure the safety and well-being of members, staff, visitors and volunteers, whilst attending Bradford People First.
- To keep suitable and adequate records of work undertaken and share these records with third parties as required.
- To support members to plan and facilitate training, both within and outside the organisation.
- To advocate on behalf of people with learning disabilities where appropriate, highlighting issues with other agencies in an appropriate and professional manner.
- To attend training and personal development as required.
- To attend and fully participate in supervision with line manager as required.
- To attend staff and management committee meetings as required.
- To work positively, as part of a team with other members of staff.
- Provide support to other projects and staff in the organisation as required.
- Work flexible hours as necessary in order to attend meetings, etc, -some of these may be out of usual office hours
- Provide personal support to members as appropriate.
- Along with the co-ordinator, ensure that the project stays within the budget set by the management committee.
- To use the organisation’s property and money in a cost-effective way.
- To complete and participate in any monitoring and reviews as requested by the management committee or funders/external bodies.
- Support members to make information accessible and make decisions, to make sure the organisation remains user-led.
- Maintain confidentiality in relation to personal information.
- Supporting small groups of people with learning disabilities to attend various meetings/forums in different venues across the district.
- Manage social and digital media platforms.