We are recruiting

 

We have two vacancies for part time support workers on our Adult Social program.

16hrs per week inc evenings and weekends Salary £14,040-£15,502.50 Pro rata

The vacancy is based in Cromer, but may require travel at times.

It is essential that the post holder is is able to drive and has use of their own vehicle.

The post holder will

  • Demonstrate high levels of patience, tolerance and empathy when dealing with challenging individuals
  • Have practical experience of working with children & young people
  • Have experience of working with young people and adults with a variety of disabilities and challenging behaviours
  • Have excellent communication skills

 

Closing date- 26th Oct 2017

For an application pack please  email laurasmith@aboutwithfriends.co.uk

Youth and Bespoke Support Worker

Part Time 16hrs           

To support and develop our young members at the appropriate level to enable them to fully participate in their chosen social activities or bespoke programmes.

To assist and encourage members to try new experiences, develop their communication, self-esteem, confidence and encourage friendships within their peer group.

To be involved in the delivery of the individual bespoke activity/work based programmes on a one to one basis

The Bespoke service supports young adults on individual timetables to offer high quality learning outcomes.

For an application pack please  email laurasmith@aboutwithfriends.co.uk

 

 

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

Just a short note to thank you all for your help with our daughter. she has spent many years at school with little improvement in her behaviour and speech, yet in just a few weeks she has been with you guys the improvements in both areas are plain to see.

I am not sure what the different methods used are but please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

We are very aware of her complex needs and how she can change like the wind but we will continue to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

AWF offers and amazing, caring, supportive group to both special needs adults/children & their families. Since N joined you he has been to some fantastic places, met some amazing friends and done activities we would never have thought he’d do. You have helped our family life improve by making N a happier, more content, confident boy.

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

About with Friends and you particularly, have done some great work with excellent outcomes for D. I was particularly pleased to hear that you are working on integration with the Youth Group as I felt he would miss out on peer interaction if he didn’t come to college.

I just cannot thank you enough for taking K my daughter so that she could have fun with her friends on holiday in Milton Keynes, […] it made her extremely happy.

Selfishly for me it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite exhausted after 16 years of constant care. Complete respite is dependent upon the knowledge that your child is in safe professional caring hands. The ‘about with friends’ staff impress me because they display such enthusiastic vocational attitudes towards their care.

Having spent many years in school with little improvements in I’s behaviour and speech, in just a few weeks with you the improvements in both areas are plain to see. Please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

After 30 years of trying to get P engaged in activities, he is now, under your care, beginning to grow like a great Oak tree.

It was a massive decision for his family to make and by choosing AWF it means they trust totally in the service. I am of the opinion that AWF is the only provision in the county for D and he is very happy to attend.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.