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Support Worker - Adults Learning Disabilities

  • Location:

    Fareham, Hampshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £8.35 - £8.50 per hour + Overtime & Sleep in rates on top

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Our client is seeking 2 support workers to work within a small and friendly supported living home based in the Fareham area. This job requires a support worker who is comfortable working with adults with learning and physical disabilities and who is a car driver. This full time, permanent job has excellent career progression and training opportunities and is paying £8.35 / hour.

You will ideally have experience working with adults with learning and physical difficulties and you will need to be comfortable with potential displays of challenging behaviours.

As a support worker you will ideally have experience supporting service users in all aspects of care, including personal care duties, assisting within the community, emotional needs and general daily activities. Our client is looking for support workers who are willing to undertake proact SCIPr training (behaviour support) or already have training in this.

You will need to be available for full time hours which are based on 37.5 hours per week, this will include a mixture of early and late shifts - 7am til 2pm, 2-10pm and one sleep in per week. You will also need to work alternate weekends. Over time is available if desired.

This is a guaranteed full time position with an ASAP start. Offers are subject to an enhanced DBS check, right to work checks and reference checks.

Job requirements:

  • Experience working one to one with service users with complex and challenging needs would be an advantage
  • PROACT SKIPr training would be advantageous, however full training will be given to the successful candidate.
  • Knowledge or training within prader-wlli syndrome (PWS) and diabetes would be beneficial.
  • You must be a car driver and happy to drive the service users mobility transport - Mandatory
  • Have experience working with vulnerable adults with varying levels of needs to include; epilepsy, dementia, learning disabilities, autism, complex needs, physical needs and challenging behaviours - Ideally
  • Be looking for a full time position and able to work on a shift based rota, which includes every other weekend work, sleep in's, and a mixture of early and late shifts (7am til 2pm, 2.30pm til 10pm) - Mandatory
  • Flexibility is key as the shift pattern is varied. You will be working as part of team within this unit, rather than lone working. you will be given your rota a minimum of 2 weeks in advance.

You must be flexible in your working approach to adapt to the needs of the individuals in your care, be able to assist with meal preparation, daily living tasks, medication assistance and all aspects of personal, social and emotional care. There is very little manual handling required in this role. You will have a willing attitude and be able to work as part of a team to encourage and support the service users in order for them to lead ordinary lives in their local communities.

Full Training can be provided for this role where required.

We currently have a number of roles available in addition to this vacancy. So if this role isn't quite what you are looking for please feel free to contact me to discuss our other support jobs - these range from full and part time work; contracted and permanent vacancies, as well as adhoc shifts. Jobs are available across Portsmouth, Gosport, Fareham, Eastleigh, Southampton, New Milton, Alton, Tadley, Hook, Farnborough and Aldershot.

Please feel free to contact me for an informal chat if you feel any of the above is of interest to you- Nikki 07435248197

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