Inspire is a leading NGO in Malta helping hundreds of individuals with various disabilities to achieve their full potential, as we believe that everyone has a right to equality and inclusion. We do this by providing individuals and their families with educational, therapeutic and leisure services. We also advocate for inclusion, educate the public and raise awareness among peers.
General Scope and Purpose of Position
We are currently looking for a Support Worker on a Full-Time basis to join our team. The Support Worker shall work with individuals to promote their active participation so that they can take part in meaningful everyday activities, regardless of their level of ability. Therefore, giving those they support more control, improve their confidence and increase their independence.
Main tasks and responsibilitiesWork with individuals during their daily participation in activities to ensure their active engagement to the best of their potential; Support individuals during the provision of services in all possible aspects, including daily feeding needs, hygiene aspects, toileting and changing as well as supporting during transitions;Work with the client during animal interaction and therapeutic horseback riding;Work with the individuals in the pool during pool sessions, following the guidance of the Instructor/therapist;Carry out activities together with the individuals as recommended by therapists in the multisensory rooms;Actively support individuals during vocational training where appropriate;Carry out transport supervision according to the exigencies of the programme;Follow the therapists’ recommendations depending on the needs of each individual;Follow tutors, teacher’s, and therapist’s recommendations depending on the SMART goals of each individual;Follow each individuals Behaviour Support Plans, Risk Assessments, Sensory Profiles under the guidance of the tutors/therapists;Actively support individuals in the participation of sessions according to the curriculum/activities as planned;The Support Worker may be required to research and find creative ways in which sessions can be delivered depending on each individual/group’s needsThe Support Worker may be required to assist the tutors/teachers/therapists with delivering sessions in small groups according to the curriculum/activitiesTo maintain continuous professional development and consistently commit to develop knowledge in the area on own initiative and/or through training offered by InspireTo undertake any other duties which may be allocated by their line manager within the general scope of the post & appropriate to the grade.
Educational and skill requirementsEducation Qualification at MQF Level 3 or higher (minimum of 60 ECTS/ECVET) in the health and social sector; Minimum of one (1) year experience in a relevant field;Prior to being recruited and throughout the duration of employment, the selected candidates need to satisfy the requirements of the Protection of Minors Act (POMA) together with those of immunisation.
Job benefitsStudy leave;Free mental health counselling sessions;The opportunity to shape and change processes.Private health insurance scheme;Ten additional days of leave, additional to statutory leave;