Work For Halow

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    Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of young people with a learning disability? Then become a member of the halow care team. Click here to get a taste of what it's like working for halow with the Best Job by Far blog by one of our Buddies.

    Current Vacancies: 


    Supported Living halow Buddy/ Support Worker x3 (Full Time and Part Time available- female drivers):

    Remember how it felt when you first moved into your own home?

    Leaving the family nest, striking out on your own or living with friends, doing your own thing: finally. Imagine how a young person with a learning disability feels when they finally feel ready to make this big step and somebody out there actually provides the opportunity and support to do just that...Awesome!

    That's what we do at halow. We do awesome. 

    In the next few months we are opening two more shared houses in the Guildford and Cranleigh area for two groups of young ladies ready to make the move. Therefore, we are urgently looking for Supported Living halow Buddies to provide personalised support to young people with a learning disability, within their own home. You will be required to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and sleep-ins on a rolling shift pattern. Although training will be given you must share our passion that these young people have the right to the same life choices and chances as any other young person.

    As a halow Buddy you will be supporting our young people to be independent within their community and/or in their own homes. You will need to be self-motivated, energetic, empathetic and have a good sense of humour.

    We are looking for fun, caring and confident people to offer friendship and support in a professional way to the young people at halow. The role of a halow Buddy is exciting, dynamic and unique; no day is the same. Read more about the role.

    Please download the application pack below and email to hr@halowproject.org.uk or send it into the office for the attention of HR. Should you have any questions before submitting an application please call 07557 110373.

    Supported Living Buddy Covering Note

    Supported Living Buddy Application Form

    Job Description & Person Specification

    Equality Monitoring Form

    Deadline: Friday 17th March. Interviews will be taking place during the advertising period so please do not delay in submitting your application.


    halow care Buddies x3

    30 hours per week, £14,000 pro-rata

    At halow, we provide exciting opportunities and support for young people with a learning disability to access social activities, community based learning and work like experiences.

    One of our many services is our Buddy Service, which provides 1:1 support to our young people and endeavours to enhance their life, independence and social skills, as well as their opportunity to enjoy leisure activities. halow Buddies and young people are matched according to their hobbies, interests and other individual needs.

    This service is proving to be highly popular and as such, there is an ever increasing demand for Buddies to come on board and be involved in the fun and rewarding work that we do.

    This opportunity is ideal for people wanting to fit a rewarding job around a family or other part time commitments. This would be shift work across the week delivering a few hours care and support for our young people to help them with their personal goals working towards being as independent as possible. Due to the nature and requirements of the job we are seeking drivers with their own car. 

    What does a Buddy typically do?

    As a buddy to one of our young people, you would provide 1:1 personalised support including:

    • Developing an understanding of the young person’s personal needs and building a rapport with them
    • Supporting the young person to take part in everyday, educational and/or social activities such as bowling, going to the cinema, enjoying a meal out together, rock-climbing or canoeing
    •  Supporting the young person with their housekeeping duties such as cooking, grocery shopping or cleaning
    • Assisting and encouraging the young person to gain as much independence as possible and to help them exercise as much choice in their daily lives as they are able to

    What type of person makes a great Buddy?

    Typically, a great Buddy would be someone with excellent communication skills, a positive attitude and passion for helping others. 

    What experience do I need to be a Buddy?

    In short, you don’t, as full training will be provided although previous experience working with young people with learning disabilities would be an advantage.  

    At halow, we will consider applications from individuals who demonstrate a genuine desire to gain experience working within a charitable organisation and work with young people with a learning disability.

    • There will be local travel involved in the role and we therefore applicants must have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.
    • Applicants must be over the age of 18.
    • halow is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.
    • Successful applications are subject to an enhanced DBS (formally CRB) disclosure. 
    • No agencies please.

    Please download the application pack below and email to hr@halowproject.org.uk or send it into the office for the attention of HR. Should you have any questions before submitting an application please call 01483 447960.

    Buddy covering Note

    Buddy Application Form

    Job Description & Person Specification

    Equality Monitoring Form

    Deadline - Friday 17th March. Interviews will be taking place during the advertising period so please do not delay in submitting your application.


     

    "Buddy"/Support Worker –  Staines area 

    Part Time (additionally hours may be possible).  10am to 3pm Mondays and alternate Saturdays 10am- 4pm. Up to £8.00 per hour plus accrued holiday pay and travel expenses on behalf of the organisation

    Location: Staines (Surrey)

    At halow, we provide exciting opportunities and support for young people with a learning disability to access social activities, community based learning and work like experiences.

    We are seeking a Buddy/Support Worker in the Staines area to provide bespoke support to a particular young person: 1 to 2 days per week on a Monday between 10am and 3pm, and alternate Saturdays 10am to 4pm. 

    This young person particularly wants to develop their confidence, meet others with similar interests and build a peer network. In the long term this young person wants to develop the skills to leave home and live independently. “I am looking for a kind and fun person to help me become more independent and enjoy life!”

    Please download the application pack below and email to hr@halowproject.org.uk or send it into the office for the attention of HR. Should you have any questions before submitting an application please call 01483 447960.

    Buddy (Staines) Covering Note

    Buddy (Staines) Application Form

    Job Description & Person Specification

    Equality Monitoring Form

    Deadline: Friday 17th March. Interviews will be taking place during the advertising period so please do not delay in submitting your application.




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    There are always lots ways to get involved with halow, from volunteering to fundraising please get in touch with the team if you are interested on 01483 447 960 or info@halowproject.org.uk