Day Services Support Worker (Cafe Workshop)

Mon – Fri 08.30 – 16:00
35hr hrs PW (hours can be negotiated for right candidate)                                              

Do you want to be part of a unique Community where people live, work, learn and celebrate life together?

About Us:

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition, as well as a number of people living in the Milton Keynes area who have a learning disability.

About the Role:

To provide support to the Café workshop activities for adults with learning disabilities and autism, working in all areas of the café including the kitchen and customer service.

Main responsibilities:

  • To ensure a safe, secure, and healthy working environment for service users with special needs and staff, in accordance with CMKC policies and procedures.
  • To work alongside the team to perform duties with other staff members and service users; this includes food preparation, cooking, and cleaning duties and customer service.
  • To work within the legal requirements met by the Food Standards Agency for catering settings.
  • To ensure a high standard of safe working methods are maintained in the workshops by ensuring the workspace and storage area remain clean and tidy and carrying out periodic health and safety checks as required.
  • To provide training and support for volunteers and service users relevant to the café/catering workshop.
  • Work with the team to support everyone to their best abilities in the café workshop.
  • To ensure that all equipment is used and kept safely; comply with COSHH and to report any hazard and repairs.
  • To support achievement records for and with residents within the workshop.
  • To ensure that all incidents, accidents, and concerns are recorded and reported in accordance with CMKC’s policies and procedures.
  • On occasions support service users in other day opportunities within Camphill MK or settings outside of Camphill in similar types of activity.
  • To undertake any other adhoc projects as required by CMKC.

Staff Training & Personal Development:

  • Participate in supervision and staff appraisal.
  • Attend staff meetings when required.
  • Participate in ongoing in-house and external professional and personal development activities.


  • Build a professional working relationship with residents, colleagues, and relevant professionals.
  • Represent CMKC in a positive and professional manner.
  • Adhere to confidentiality procedure.
  • Comply with CMKC and Code of Conduct for Adult Social Care Workers in England.
  • Comply with CMKC policies and procedures.
  • To work in accordance with CMKC mission and vision statements and values.

The above list of duties is indicative only and not exhaustive. You are expected to carry out all such duties as are reasonably commensurate with the role.

The most important thing is a caring attitude, genuine interest in people and willingness to work in accordance with our Mission and Vision Statement.

Why Join Us?

  • We are keen on staff development! We offer excellent professional and career development and training opportunities, including professional qualifications.
  • We promote a diverse, friendly and high-quality working environment.
  • We offer the opportunity to work amongst a team of dedicated, creative and supportive colleagues.
  • We provide a fully paid DBS, generous holiday and work pension scheme.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, then please apply by submitting your CV and a short supporting statement, outlining:

“What is it about working with us in this position that interests you and what skills, experience and values can you bring”?

Please Note: we review applications frequently and interviews will take place shortly after we shortlist them.   If we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early. Don’t hesitate and apply as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.

Registered Charity 283556