Working For Us
Working for Future Directions CIC you can expect to:
- Make a difference by contributing to people’s lives and the local community.
- Feel that your skills are being utilised.
- Feel part of a team.
- Feel valued.
- See the difference that you are making.
- Have opportunities to develop your skills.
- Feel welcomed and respected.
- Feel involved quickly.
- Feel confident to do the task.
- Feel part of the team.
- Feel secure and supported.
- Feel your skills are being utilised.
- Explore new careers and upgrade skills.
- Face new challenges.
- Meet new people in interesting and varied settings as part of a team doing meaningful work.
- Grow personally, by learning new skills, gaining new experiences, and achieving a sense of accomplishment.
- Put something back into the community.
- Gain new skills.
- Build self esteem.
- Gain knowledge about the problems of the community.
- Share your hobbies and interests with others.
- Make new friends.
- Feel part of a group.
Volunteering-Gain experience in personalised support to enhance you career:
If you don’t have time for a job, how about volunteering? Click this link to take you to our volunteering page.
To work for or volunteer at Future Directions CIC, the following personal attributes are essential:
- Enthusiasm – a positive attitude is vital.
- Common sense – knowing the difference between right and wrong, good and bad.
- Non-judgmental – being able to take an objective view of a person’s problems – even if they’re of their own making.
- Awareness – being able to recognise other people’s needs and able to look for ways to meet those needs as a result of training and your own life experiences.
- Reliable – willing to devote a set amount of time regularly.
- Compassionate – having and empathy with the plight of a particular person or situation.
- Committed – demonstrating your passion for a cause.
- Self-confident – able to work both autonomously and as part of a team where necessary.
- Good communication – able to relate to both fellow workers and those you are trying to help and a willingness to make suggestions for improvements.
- Self-assured – able to take constructive criticism on board to improve one’s own skills and ability to help others.
- A shared interest in the people who we support's activity i.e. watching Burnley play football. long walks, fishing ,cinema, bowling, gardening.
- To fit the criteria of the characteristics of the person who we support
All Future Directions staff are required to provide services in line with our Guiding Principles. Which are,
All employees will:
- Be trained in personalisation and person centred ways of working;
- Behave in a person centred way, in delivering services to individuals, their families/carers and their work colleagues;
- Support people with the same respect they would want for themselves or a member of their family;
- Be guests in the people who we support's, their family /carers homes, and always act as such when undertaking their support roles;
- Be clean, polite and deliver support services identified for each individual they support;
- Provide opportunities to individuals who use services to engage with their communities and people who live there;
- Support individuals to maintain their finances, ensuring they are supported to access appropriate finances through work, grants and benefits, whilst supporting them to manage and achieve value for money with purchases and expenses;
- Maintain and follow all policy and procedures related to confidentiality and data protection;
- Maintain accurate records;
- Provide ‘just enough support’, promoting independence for individuals they support at all times;
- Adhere to and follow dignity at work and dress code;
- Ensure they are familiar and undertake their responsibilities in highlighting and reporting safeguarding issues appropriately.