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Job Vacancies - Fortune Works (Enable Glasgow)

Established in 1960, Fortune Works are a social enterprise which provides meaningful opportunities for people with a learning disability within Glasgow and surrounding areas. The service combines accessible social and enterprising activities and offers individualised support for people to make a positive contribution to their community.

Support Worker (Fortune Works)

Ref FW/SW/ £19985per annum

(35 Hours per Week)

The Support Workers duties will include helping to create, facilitate and maintain positive person centred activities which support people with a learning disability to play a worthwhile economic role as a valued member of the local community.

The successful candidate will provide a high quality of care and support for service users with a range of learning disabilities and to encourage their participation in group activities in order to gain skills and confidence. The applicant should also have experience of programme planning and review systems.

Most importantly they should have a positive and empowering approach to support people purchasing the service at Fortune Works.

9 Months Temporary Support Worker to cover Maternity Leave

(Gardening Project/Fortune Works)

Ref FW/SW/GP £19985per annum

(35 Hours per Week)

Fortune Works project ‘Growing to Respect Each Other’ aims to expand its therapeutic horticulture service enabling individuals with learning disabilities to have increased access to its Garden Centre activities. The successful candidate will have excellent horticultural skills and will work with service users to maintain and develop the existing Garden Centre Service and seek out potential new volunteers, contracts and funding opportunities and facilitate social interaction with the general public at every opportunity.

The post holder will help deliver the Caley Award - a Grow and Learn Project which has a horticultural award scheme that recognises individual progress and achievement through experiential learning and personal development. The award offers the learner a structured framework to work within, but is also flexible enough to ensure a person centred approach at all times, making the award ideally suited for those with a learning disability or complex learning need.

The successful candidate will provide a high quality of care and support for service users with a range of learning disabilities and to encourage their participation in group activities in order to gain skills and confidence. This will include supporting service users in the training and delivery of Learning Disability Awareness and Hate Crime training to other agencies, schools, colleges, local businesses, community groups and the general public as a means towards overcoming prejudicial and stereotypical attitudes in and around Glasgow.

Fortune Works is part of ENABLE Glasgow a Charity registered in Scotland No.SC021077. ENABLE Glasgow Branch is a company Limited by Guarantee No. 250688.

For an application pack please contact:

Margherita Muller

ENABLE Glasgow,

Curran Suite

61 Esmond Street

Glasgow G3 8SL

Telephone: 0141 332 7420

Email: admin@enableglasgow.org.ukquoting the relevant reference number.

Closing Date for Applications: Wed 8 November at 8pm

ENABLE Glasgow strives to apply equal opportunities principles in all aspects of its work.

Successful candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure check from the Criminal Records Bureau. Further details can be obtained from www.disclosurescotland.co.uk

ENABLE Glasgow is a Glasgow Living Wage Employer.

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