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Support Worker - Adults

  • Location:

    Trowbridge, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £16578 - £21378 per annum + £50 per sleep in shift

  • Contact:

    Cerys Williams

  • Contact email:

    cerys@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    J53_1588201474

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2020-05-29

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Cerys Williams

*** NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED ***

We are recruiting for Support Workers to join an Adults Supported Living Service for Adults with Autism and high complex needs such as Dementia, Learning Disabilities, Epilepsy and challenging behavioursin Trowbridge, Wiltshire.

Salary: £16,578 - £21,378 (£9.21 p/h + £50 per sleep in shift).

Hours: Full-Time - 37.5 hours a week.

Staff are required to work 1-2 sleep in shifts per week.

The service supports individuals who have complex needs and staff would therefore be required to support both physically and verbally challenging behaviours. Training will be received in order to support and manage behaviours effectively.

Examples of behaviours could include:

  • Hitting
  • Grabbing
  • Punching
  • Head-butting
  • Pinching
  • Hair being pulled
  • Shouting/screaming/swearing

About the Organisation:

The service consists of 4 houses with Independent Living flats set within the same grounds, with five or six service users supported at each house, all between the ages of 18 and 45 years old. The houses will be split into a mix of independent flats, en-suite bedrooms and communal spaces, with large garden space.

Responsibilities:

  • Encouraging independence and supporting individuals to make their own choices.
  • Ensuring the safety of the service users.
  • Following care plans for each individual.
  • Taking service users out in to the community.
  • Participating in activities such as arts, crafts, gardening and day trips.
  • Varying levels of personal care.

Requirements:

  • No experience required.
  • Must be resilient.
  • Drivers preferred.
  • Some personal care involved.

The service operates 24/7, so you will be required to work shifts on a rota basis, hours vary varied from service to service but are typically between 07:00 - 22:00 and you will be notified a minimum of two weeks in advance.

You will be required to work a proportion of weekends and cover sleeping in and on calls.

Due to operational requirements we are unable to provide school hour shift patterns.

The service may also be unable to accommodate non-drivers and/or non-swimmers. However, this is dependent on operational requirements at the time of application and is reviewed on a regular basis.

Benefits:

28 days holiday (including bank holidays).

Free Training.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, click apply! Or refer a friend for up to £250!!

Due to the current situation, telephone interviews are being held as opposed to meeting face-to-face, so we do require that you have a smartphone or computer - or access to one.