An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our amazing team at Speaking Space Ltd. You will join a team of friendly and motivated staff including communication facilitators working within the day service and a wider therapy team including both speech and language therapists and an occupational therapist.
Speaking Space is a unique day service which provides support for adults with a learning disability and /or autism using a Total Communication approach. We have received Accreditation with advanced status from the National Autistic Society and are a Makaton Friendly organisation.
The post of Communication Facilitator will involve supporting service users to develop their communication skills, independence, and confidence through planning and delivery of a wide range of sessions such as art, music, drama, and social skills, to name a few. You will be expected to take an active role in developing service users’ communication skills as part of every session, to enable them to work towards their personal life goals. You should be passionate about working with people with learning disabilities and developing their communication skills.
It is essential to have experience working with this client group. You must have excellent communication skills and you will ideally be familiar with using alternative forms of communication such as Makaton.
As part of the role, you will have the opportunity to attend a number of bespoke training courses to develop your skills. We welcome and encourage staff to bring new and exciting ideas to the Day Service which add to the outstanding service we provide. You will receive excellent supervision and management to enable you to develop in your role.
Your own car and a full driving licence with business insurance is desirable.
Salary will be £16,000 – £19,000 pa dependent on experience. The position will be full time, Monday – Friday and the hours will be 8:30 – 4:30, however part time hours may be considered for the right applicant.
We would like interested applicants to phone for an informal chat prior to the closing date. We will then be able to let you know the current service that we are providing during the pandemic and the potential start date for the position.
Closing date: Friday 26th February
Interviews will be held: Week commencing the 1st March
If you think you would like to join our friendly and dynamic team, then we would love to hear from you. We would also welcome informal visits prior to interview. For further information and an application form please email Lauren Bentley at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 02380 987134.