Creative Support Worker Vacancy (Maternity Cover)

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Diverse City are hiring a Creative Support Worker to help facilitate our Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists (EBYA) programme.

The job description is summed up below and full details are in the following Word document and PDF file.

We strongly welcome application from Black and D/deaf and disabled applicants. We acknowledge that fair access to working in the arts remains one of the most urgent issues facing our sector today. Most importantly, we are aware of our role in changing this. Black, D/deaf and disabled candidates who fulfil the minimum criteria for the role will be offered an interview. We are also open to talking about ways to remove barriers to making this role accessible if necessary.

Creative Support Worker (Maternity Cover): The Basics

Reports to: Diverse City’s Children’s & Young People’s Team.
Location: The Lighthouse in Poole.
Fee: £11.20 per hour. We will pay residentials and overnight stays at a rate of £150 per day. 
Pension: After successful 3-month probationary period.
Contract Term: Starts in 19th March 2020 and ends in late December 2020.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 26th February 2020 by 09:00.
Interviews: Monday 9th March 2020, in Poole.

About You

  • You have minimum 2 years experience of working in a care environment with children and/or young adults. Alternatively, you have NVQ in Health and Social Care Level 3.
  • You are interested in the performing arts and want to get involved in creative activity.
  • You have experience in supporting people with personal care needs .
  • Your attitude is friendly and positive. Hence, you are quick to support tasks and you inspire enthusiasm and inclusion in others.
  • You have up-to-date training and are open to update or further it. For instance, learning more about safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, first aid, moving and handling and mental health first aid.
  • Your understanding of the social model of disability is strong.
  • You have basic IT and basic Microsoft Office skills.
  • Above all, you can adapt and communicate well with diverse people.
  • Confidentiality, discretion and tact matter to you.
  • You can stay calm in a crisis.

Your Duties As Creative Support Worker

Practical Support
  • Support EBYA members to fully participate at regular rehearsals, performances, residencies and other events.
  • Actively support creative activity.
  • Take on support with physical needs (including medication) and personal care as agreed with the person and the wider care team. 
  • Be aware of the social and emotional needs of participants and offer relevant graded support.
  • Recognise different communication methods and adapt your approach.
Best and Safe Practise Related to Accessibility
  • Collect, maintain and update sensitive information about participants to enable safe working. 
  • Act on behalf of Diverse City as a key link between EBYA members as well as their parents, carers and other support agencies. This is about applying a ‘multi-agency’ approach to individual growth and development.
  • Be aware of any relevant existing care plans, or develop a care plan as appropriate based on any individual needs.
  • Inform the Artistic Director, Producer and any visiting artists of access as well as support needs. 
  • Stay up to date with policy, legislation and training requirements about the role, and advise Diverse City to support safe and best practice. 
  • Identify any training needs and update practice to meet new demands of the job (First Aid, care and handling, feeding, etc). 
  • Provide your most recent DBS check.
Children and Young People’s Targets
  • Work on risk assessments.
  • Understand the importance of sensitive data and GDPR rules.
  • Contribute to regular CYP team meetings, evaluation as well as documentation.
  • Fill in monthly time sheets and submit them to the CYP Producer.
  • Contribute to the wider Diverse City team at meetings.

How To Apply

If you want to join our team as Creative Support Worker, please send your application to info@diversecity.org.uk by 9am on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

  1. Include your CV as well as names and details for 2 referees.
  2. Include a statement about yourself and how you fit this job role, either in written form (maximum 1 page) or as a short video (maximum 3 minutes).
  3. Fill in our Equal Opportunities Form, as well as our Access Audit if you have access requirements.

Access

If you have any access requirements, please tell us what they are in the Access Audit and let us know if you are registered for an Access to Work grant. If you would like more information or the Job Description in another format, please contact info@diversecity.org.uk.

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