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Waking Night Support Worker - Autism

  • Location:

    Highbridge

  • Sector:

    Support Work

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £9 - £11 per hour

  • Contact:

    Rachel Hutchings

  • Contact email:

    rachel@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2018-09-21

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Rachel Hutchings

Are you a Support Worker who wants to make a real difference to the lives of Adults with Autism whilst having the flexibility to only work the hours and days you want? If so, we have work for you!

  • Location: Highbridge
  • Shifts available: Waking nights
  • Pay: £9 - £11 per hour

Organisation:

The organisation is one of the UK’s leading support services for adults with Autism and other complex needs. The service is one of six residential homes set within 26 acres of beautiful grounds and accommodates four male service users. Individuals also have access to a day centre within the grounds.

The service allows adults with Autism to enjoy the independence of their own room and use of the communal house for meals and activities including music and art projects. During leisure times, the individuals regularly visit the local cinema, swimming pool, shops and the beach. The service also organises regular excursions to the larger towns of Taunton and Weston-Super-Mare to encourage independence and interaction with the local community. The day centre also offers service users the opportunity to do activities such as woodwork, gardening and arts and crafts.

Adults within the service often have difficulties with communication and in some cases are non-verbal. Some may also have mobility issues or physical impairments, so experience in a similar setting would be preferred but not mandatory, and there may be some levels of personal care involved.

Responsibilities:

As a Support Worker you will be responsible for the following;

  • Giving individuals the chance to lead a full life instead of isolation or family dependence.
  • Giving people with autism the confidence and skills to live well, enjoy activities that others take for granted.
  • Creating and encouraging good relationships and communication with the people who use the service.
  • Ensuring the safety of the service users and maintaining an up to date knowledge of each individual’s care plan, guidelines, reward system and preferred method of communication.
  • Assisting people who use the service to get involved in a range of new opportunities, experiences and activities.
  • Varying levels of support required with personal care.
  • Supporting in situations with taxing behaviours in a safe and sympathetic way.

Requirements:

  • Minimum 6 Months paid experience supporting adults with Autism or Learning Disabilities.
  • Experience of working with challenging behaviour.
  • Car driver preferred as services are not accessible on public transport and you will take service users in to the community.
  • Full training is provided via the client and the agency.

Benefits:

  • 28 days Holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Free training
  • Weekly pay
  • Choose your shifts using Vetro's very own shift booking app
  • £50 to £250 Love2Shop referral scheme
  • Employee of the month scheme
  • CV writing support and career advice
  • Quick registration (including online Enhanced DBS check)
  • 24/7 support from our dedicated team of recruitment consultants

Referral Scheme

At Vetro Recruitment we recognise that exceptional people always know other exceptional people, so why not earn £50 to £250 for referring them to Vetro Recruitment. Click HERE for more details.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, regretfully we are only able to respond to candidates who meet our clients' requirements.

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