Vacancy for HUTS Support Worker

HUTS Workshop is looking to appoint a Support Worker for 1 day a week at their premises in Newcastle Emlyn.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Sustaining and developing our busy craft room
  • Supporting and teaching members with a wide mix of crafts
  • Key-working responsibilities for a group of members
  • Support members with health and wellbeing

The successful candidate will have:

  • a dynamic personality
  • a positive attitude to mental health issues
  • knowledge/experience of crafts

Hours of Work: 9.45 – 4.15pm

Salary: £9.25 per hour

This post is funded to the end of March 2020

Closing date for applications: 16 August 2019

Application packs available from:

(if you prefer to have a paper copy of the application pack, please send an SAE to the address above – large letter stamp).

Job Description

Main purpose:

To improve the lives of people with long term mental health problems, those recovering and those with learning disabilities, by providing practical activities to enable them to cope better with living in the community.

To take responsibility for the tuition and instruction of activities within the organization, with group support, in keeping with the operational policies and procedures and the needs of our members.

To bring a dynamic and innovative approach to crafts and new activities.


Supporting and monitoring individuals to undertake arts, crafts, cooking and other activities.

To be pro-active in identifying and developing new opportunities in line with agreed policies and the aims and objectives of the organisation.

Instructing and monitoring members in various craft production.

To work closely with members in the evaluation and monitoring of the service, and provide information and statistics as required by the manager to evaluate the effectiveness of the service.

To operate within an agreed budget.

To undertake appropriate learning and development as identified.

To adhere to HUTS policies and procedures and quality standards.

To undertake duties that may not be defined in the job description but are relevant to the job role.


The person appointed should be able to demonstrate the following experience/skills/attitudes:


  • A positive attitude to mental health issues.
  • Dynamic attitude to delivering and teaching various crafts
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • An ability to motivate.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Awareness of/ commitment to user involvement.
  • Able to keep accurate service users records.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.
  • Ability to relate to diverse groups of people.
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality.
  • Understanding of equal opportunities.
  • A flexible and can do approach to work.
  • Full knowledge and experience of craft production.
  • Basic cooking skills


  • Experience of working with people with mental health problems or working with disadvantaged groups.
  • Knowledge of the voluntary sector
  • Welsh language skills


1 day a week.


£9.25 per hour

The role is funded to the end of March 2020

Download Application Form

Posted in All News, Job Vacancies on Jul 31, 2019.

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