You do not necessarily need to have previous experience but an interest and a willingness to learn is expected.
Knowledge of learning disability conditions or experience of working with children or adults with learning disabilities in a paid or voluntary role is advantageous but not always essential. It is likely we would want you to undertake a minimum of training on topics such as Safeguarding, First Aid, Autism and Person Centred Planning but a large part of your learning will be ‘on the job training’.
You will be expected to build your knowledge and understanding with support from your manager. As part of the induction you would be made aware of the importance and relevance of policies and procedures, Risk Assessments and Incident and Accident recording.
The organisation values individual creativity and ideas so we encourage staff to share their ideas and views in team meetings and with senior staff via their line managers.
Also from time to time there are fundraising events in which we hope staff and volunteers may want to take part but this is not obligatory.
You will receive support in the form of supervision and a yearly appraisal. There is a salary review policy that ensures the Board consider the salaries of all staff at least once a year or when additional duties or qualifications are gained.
All staff employed by Croydon Mencap will be subject to DBS screening (formerly CRB checks) and the satisfactory receipt of references from 2 referees.
Croydon Mencap is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from anyone who feels they can meet the requirements of the job being advertised.
Volunteering – we welcome applications from people wanting to volunteer. All volunteers will be interviewed and, as with staff, DBS checks and two references will be required. In general, volunteers usually help support our club activities or join the Board.