Support Workers (Male) - (job ref : JobID:621)
Our client believes that every adult with a learning disability has the right to lead an active and fulfilling life and takes pride in supporting individuals to enjoy greater control and independence. They are a national charity providing high-quality personalised support to over 700 adults with learning disabilities and autism.
They are currently recruiting experienced support workers in Necton (Norfolk).
They support a gentleman in Necton ( Post code PE37 ) who likes walking and going out and about in his car.
As his support worker you will need to be empathic and open to learning about this gentleman, the way he communicates and using strategies to assist him.
He has a mobility vehicle and the successful applicant must hold a full UK driving licence for at least 12 months.
You should be confident, have a consistent approach, be a good listener, observant, encouraging, motivating and patient.
You must be confident to deal with situations that may challenge and be able to think quickly and calmly in order to de-escalate at an early stage.
This role involves personal care.
You will need to be a team player with good communication skills.
An understanding of autism and complex behaviours would be an advantage. Support work offers you a chance to make a genuine difference to people’s lives and no day will be the same!
All Support Workers receive a very detailed induction and training and complete shadow shifts before working with the people they support. New staff who have not previously worked in care are supported through the nationally recognised Skills for Care Common Induction Standards.
Your training is specifically tailored to enable you to support the people you work with. When attending training courses you are paid your normal hourly rate of pay.
Working hours: Part time and full time (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
Shift patterns include days, waking nights and sleep ins. A typical shift would be 7.5 hours.
Salary: Up to £14,317 pa plus enhancements for weekends
Benefits: 28 days annual leave entitlement including bank holidays (pro rata for part time staff), free DBS check, paid training and development, salary enhancements for weekends and bank holidays, contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, employee assistance scheme.
If you think you could make a difference in this incredibly fulfilling role, please send your updated cv to firstname.lastname@example.org