Learning Disabilities Advocate

  • Location:

    Telford, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Learning Disabilities

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

  • Contact email:

    mas2@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    130/SW/TELFORD/OCT20

  • Consultant:

    Steve Vine

  • Salary:

    £8.46 - £8.72 per hour + benefits

We are looking for enthusiastic Learning Disabilities Advocate in the Telford area of Shropshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided, what is important is having a caring and empathetic nature and being passionate about making a difference in a person’s life. 

You could be joining an established provider of Supported Living services who support adults living with Autism, Learning/Physical Disabilities and Mental Health conditions to live independently in their own communities and lead fulfilled lives. There is a welcoming and family feel to the team, and you could be part of it.

Could you support an adult like *Joe?

Hello, my name is Joe and I live in my own home. I have Autism so some things are difficult for me, but I have a Support Worker called Paul who helps me understand things and do all the things I enjoy. Paul will help me in the morning, he always knows how I like my cup of tea, and he’ll help me choose what I want for breakfast. He will then also help me decide what jobs need doing in my flat. Without him I would forget to take my medication. I also wouldn’t be able to go to the cinema to watch films, which I love to do. Paul helps me know how much money I need to take with me so I can watch the film and get some popcorn. Crowds can make me nervous so Paul will walk with me to the cinema, talks to me and explains things in a clearer way, so I can understand and feel safe. Paul is a good friend and really helps me every day.”

Learning Disabilities Advocate - Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £8.46 - £8.72 per hour.
  • Flexible full-time, part-time and bank hours available.
  • Lifeworks benefit platform.
  • Comprehensive paid training and induction.
  • Westfield Health cashback scheme.
  • Excellent development opportunities.
  • Pension Scheme.

This is a really exciting time to be joining this provider, with lots of plans for the future! They have excellent progression opportunities so this could just be the start of a truly, rewarding career.

How do I apply or ask a question?

We advertise the vacancy on behalf of the end employer. If you have any questions about this Learning Disabilities Advocate job or you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further and answer any questions. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying.

*Joe is an example of a person you may support, and names have been changed for privacy reasons