Do you enjoy working with people to help them fulfill their potential?
Are you looking for new role that allows you to use your personal skills and interests to help others achieve goals?
Want to work for a company that values its team members as well as its service users?
Then look no further!
We are looking for Support Workers in the Bideford area to support people with autism and learning disabilities in their day-to-day lives.
You will be working as part of a large team, providing mostly 2:1 support to 14 young-to-middle-aged adults in a residential setting. You will be helping individuals with autism, complex needs and challenging behaviours to fulfill their potential and gain greater independence. As part of your role you will:
* Support individuals to engage in their local community, through social activities and accessing services
* Support individuals to develop life skills, vocational, educational, and creative skills
* Help provide exercise, leisure and recreational opportunities, including days out, music events, holidays, trips to the cinema, and pubs!
* Work in line with service users’ person-centered plans
* Provide support with personal care and challenging behaviour
Support Worker positions are full-time and permanent, working 37 hours per week.
Generally speaking, shifts are 7.30am - 3.30pm, and 3.30pm - 10.30pm, with an expectation to work every other weekend. However, this employer recognizes that sometimes, life just isn’t that straightforward, so there may be some flexibility with these working patterns for the right people. Feel free to get in touch even if you can't work to these exact patterns, to discuss your availability and what accommodations could be made!
If you enjoy working sleep-ins as part of your role, you’re in luck - these are optional and available as overtime, paid at £50 per night (or more if woken).
Waking Night positions are also available, working 10.30pm – 7.30am.
Salary is £18,252 per annum / £9.50 per hour, or £19,240 per annum / £10.00 per hour for Waking Nights.
This company also offers an array of other benefits, including:
* Enhanced overtime rate of £10 per hour.
* 33 days holiday
* Bank holidays paid at time and a half
* Shopping discounts
* Excellent training and progression opportunities, including support to complete QCF Level 2/3
* Competitive pension
Experience in the care industry, particularly with people with autism is highly desirable, but not essential. What matters most is your passion for working with people with autism, and a genuine desire to support people!
Perhaps you are already working as a Support Worker and are looking to further your career through better development opportunities?
Maybe you have worked in other areas of social care and would like to gain more experience?
Or perhaps you have a personal connection to someone with autism and want to support others to get the most out of life?
If you are resilient, supportive and sensitive, with an understanding of autism and a strong desire to make a difference - we want to hear from you!
Applications from individuals with a diagnosis of ASD are highly encouraged. A full UK driving license is preferred but not essential (and not needed for Waking Night roles).
Successful candidates will be required to complete satisfactory DBS and reference procedures.
How to Apply:
To apply for this role please call Becky at Owl Recruitment on (phone number removed) for an informal chat, or click 'Apply Now