Connect Project Support Worker



Connect Project Support Worker

Autism and Learning Disability

28 Hours

Based in Kirkwall

Fixed term post: 12 months

Pro Rata £24,268 (including DIA and pension contribution)

VAO’s Connect Project provides individually customised skills development, training and volunteering opportunities for young people aged between 15 and 24 who require more choices and more chances to support positive transitions from adolescence to adulthood. Young people are supported to build resilience, confidence and transferable skills through a range of one to one, group work, complementary activities and community participation.

The Project Support Worker will work closely with the Co-ordinator to devise and deliver a range of individual development opportunities including volunteer placements. You should have the ability to relate to young people and understand the issues that affect them and a flexible and sensitive approach to dealing with individual needs. You must be flexible, motivated and have the ability to work collaboratively within a small staff team. A current UK driving licence and transport is essential for this role.

This post requires a PVG scheme membership with regard to regulated work with children and protected adults.


Closing date for applications is 14th February 2019

Interviews are being held Thursday 21st February 2019 


Covering Letter

Application Form

Job Description

EO State Monitoring Form



Application packs available from Voluntary Action Orkney, 6 Bridge Street, Kirkwall, KW15 1HR. Tel. 01856 872897; (CVs not accepted). For further information please contact Lindsey Johnson on 01856872897. 

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