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Support Worker - Autism and Learning Disabilities

  • Location:

    Market Rasen, Lincolnshire

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £19000 - £20000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Kathryn Malcolm

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

  • Expiry date:


The organisation:

Our client, based in Faldingworth offers specialist care and support for young adults (aged 20s and 30s) who are college graduates and have Autism and Learning Difficulties. The service users live in a residential setting and need help to live as independently as possible. There are 10 service users in total and they are an established group of people.

The organisation is a long-established provider of quality education and care services to children and young adults, with reports across the board from OFSTED and CQC as good or excellent. The organisation is passionate about their residents living as fulfilled a life as possible. With access to a variety of activities on a daily basis which residents can choose to participate in, including organised trips out, aromatherapy and speech therapy, horticulture and animal husbandry. Community presence is also very important to the organisation and they utilise all amenities available to them as part of everyday life and the running of the home. This ensures that residents are an integral part of the local community and all it has to offer.

The Job:

Day shifts and Night shifts are available, as well as some part-time night shifts.

You will be working with adults who need support at their residential homes. This means you will support them with both personal care and life skills such as how to book a haircut or doctors appointment. Some of the service users may display challenging behaviour.

In the afternoons and on weekends you will have the opportunity to participate in a range of recreational events and activities. You will also help the service users to develop life skills and grow as people.

The role will offer you the chance to build positive and supportive relationships with the young people by meeting their individual physical, emotional and behavioural needs.

To be considered for the role, you will need:

-NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care

-Experience working with adults with learning difficulties or in a vulnerable situation, ideally at least a year.

-Excellent communication Skills

-To be comfortable with personal care

-To have a passion for working with and caring for people.

Salary and shift details:

Days Shifts:
8am to 9pm (one hour unpaid lunch break)
Long week, short week - 2/5 (Wed + Thurs short and Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat + Sun long)
£19,804.02 (or £8.75 per hour)
Average 43.5 hours per week
252 hours holiday allowance

Night Shifts:
8:30pm to 8am (two 20 min unpaid breaks)
Waking nights
Long week, short week - 2/5 (Wed + Thurs short and Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat + Sun long)
£19,192.06 (or £9.70 per hour)
Average 38 hours per week
216 hours holiday allowance

Part-time night Shifts:
8:30pm to 8 to 8am (two 20 min unpaid breaks)
4 week rolling rota - Tue + Sat - Wed - Mon, Fri + Sun - Thurs
Average 19 hrs per week
£9598.61 (or £9.70 per hr)
108 hours holiday

If this position sounds of interest, please click "Apply". One of the Vetro team will be in touch to talk about the role in more detail and your experience.

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