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Kickstart - Technician

Job details
Posting date: 24 December 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 31 January 2022
Location: Wootton, PO334NS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000367934

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Summary


To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Care in Garden CIC

JOB SUMMARY
Supporting our clients to use equipment & materials as appropriate and in a safe manner.
Ensuring Health & Safety is always adhered to.
Keeping work areas clean & tidy.
Providing general technician support in a range of areas including:

Wood shop:
• Providing technical support to our carpenter in the preparation of the materials needed for the production process.

Tool refurbishment:
• Providing technical support in the preparation of the materials needed for the refurbishment process.
• Collecting old tools to be refurbished.
• Ensuring that ‘Anton’s Tool shed’ is kept well stocked with refurbished tools.
• Liaising with Social media person to put out appeals for old tools as necessary.

Ceramics:
• Preparing materials and moulds required to make the products.
• Providing for the safe storage of the products whilst drying and on site once they are for sale.
• Ensuring that there are sufficient products available for sale and that they are priced correctly.
• Preparing materials for the clients to paint the ceramics

Jewellery/Craft:
• Preparing materials and moulds required to make resin jewellery.
• Helping with painting/ varnishing of craft items.

Gardening services:
• Preparation and maintenance of the gardening equipment.

General:
• Liaising with other staff members / clients as appropriate

SKILLS NEEDED
• Good communication skills, both spoken and written.
• An interest in working with adults with additional needs.
• A friendly and approachable manner.
• The ability and interest to work in a variety of practical environments.

++DBS Check will be completed++

WORKING HOURS
Monday to Friday 8am - 1pm

HOURLY RATE
National Minimum Wage

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
The following training will be provided:

Externally:
IW Chamber of Commerce
CV, Letter writing and interview techniques; health and Safety; Manual Handling, Risk Assessment and COOSH, .


In house:
Customer Service Skills, area specific – wood shop, tool shop, jewellery/crafts and ceramics / concrete product production – delivered by our staff and volunteers

We will also support their general literacy, self motivation and confidence, and interpersonal skills.
Employability support:
A weekly mentor meeting with a member of our staff, will be used to review their progress, support them in looking for long-term work, provide support with CV and interview preparation, organise additional training to develop their skills, such as teamwork, organisation, and communication, as necessary.
As part of the mentoring process, we would provide the opportunity for the young people to share good practice by sharing what they have learn from their courses with each other, and we would hope that the young person would feel able to give feedback on a regular basis through the weekly mentor meeting.

Support and training will be an ongoing process throughout the placement, which will be documented to provide supporting evidence for any references etc.

We anticipate an average of up to 5 hours per week will be needed for training and mentoring.

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