1:1 Care Farm Support Worker
Location: The Fold Care Farm, Bransford, Worcester WR6 5JB
Hours: 2-15 hours per week
Salary: £9 p/hr.

The Fold is a not for profit community interest company set up to carry out activities which benefit the community and in particular improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, the local and wider community and the planet, to support the local economy and to promote environmentally sustainable practises.

The Farm supports this vision through offering provision for adults and young people with a range of support needs, such as learning disabilities, mental health issues, and acquired brain injury, to access farm based activities. We aim to provide a friendly, welcoming space that supports people to build social connections, learn new skills, build self-esteem, spend time outdoors in a beautiful, natural environment, take part in physical activity and work towards a shared goal.

What is the role of the 1:1 Care Farm Support Worker?
One of our Care Farm participants requires 1:1 support to access our Care Farm activities and we are seeking an experienced support worker build a positive relationship with this person, and provide the necessary support to enable him to access therapeutic land based activities.

The Care Farm participant requiring 1:1 support has a diagnosis of Fragile X syndrome. He requires support to feel comfortable and safe in the environment as new situations and people can cause anxiety. This involves having a consistent person to meet and greet him on arrival, provide a structured rhythm and routine to the day, set up a separate space that can be used by this person when needed, and provide activities that are realistically achievable whilst also encouraging this person to develop new skills and interests.

The 1:1 Support Worker will be supported by the Care Farm Manager to plan and prepare activities, having time to meet together to reflect and respond to how this person is engaging in our Care Farm provision. This Care Farm participant is currently attending the Care Farm for 1 hour on a Tuesday and 1 hour on Thursday, with the plan that we will build up the time this person feels comfortable being at the Care Farm to 10am-3.30pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We are therefore seeking a Support Worker who can offer flexible hours on a Tuesday and Thursday whilst this person gradually builds up the time they stay at the Care Farm. The minimum hours will be 2 hours per week and the maximum hours will be 15 hours per week.

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Further information is in the Job Pack below.

To apply: If you would like to apply for the role please complete a Fold application form which you will find at: thefold.org.uk/get-involved/careers or contact our Care Farm Manager, Kate Broad: carefarm@thefold.org.uk. if you have any questions.