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Enabler/Support Worker

Location: Shipston on Stour, Midlands Rate of Pay: £11.50 per hour

Hours per Week: 8 hours over 4 weeks

Job Reference: GSKT Expires: 1st May 2018

About the Employer

To provide assistance and stimulation to a 7 year old boy who has autism, living at home with his family in Shipston on Stour.

Your main role will be to provide support to attend social activities such as going to the cinema, soft play and swimming, however, encouragement and support is needed to complete these activities especially swimming.

Support with other activities such as going to theme parks and potentially taking up an additional hobby such as martial arts maybe also required.

Ideally you will have experience of working with children with ASD or be willing to attend training and learn new behavioural strategies.

There can be times where I can be verbally aggressive and can lash out so you will need to be a calming influence and find ways to help.

 

Please note that Penderels Trust do not acknowledge receipt of applications. If you do not hear from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful. 

Penderels Trust is a support service for individuals living independently in the community and will therefore not be the employer.


Summary of Duties

Required

 

Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to young people with Autism.

A commitment to a service which provides support to which is respectful and according to the individuals’ wishes.

To facilitate and support the individual in decision making, promoting choice, involvement and control.

Ensure the individual’s needs are met through planning and reviewing.

Support the individuals’ participation in social, leisure, educational opportunities with the local community.

Interact and participate with the individual’s development of self-help skills, supporting to him to reach his potential for independence.

Provide stimulating play opportunities to encourage the individual to develop and express themselves through play.

A willingness to travel to support the delivery of the child’s needs

When required, to take an active role in leading play activities.

To report any problems/difficulties to Mum/Dad.

To maintain confidentiality and to ensure that professional boundaries are observed when working with the individual and his family using the Personal Assistant’s Code of Conduct as a guideline.

To ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Assist where necessary with intimate and personal care.


The Person They Are Looking For

Person specification

 

Flexible and innovative approach to working

Significant proven experience of working with children with Autism or will to attend appropriate training.

Have the ability to build and develop supportive relationships with children and maintaining professional boundaries.

Ability to build effective relationships, showing sensitivity for others’ viewpoints and valuing diversity.

Have the ability to be calm and resilient whilst under pressure and to remain optimistic and persistent.

Understanding the importance of seeking guidance and support when required.

Car Owner/Driver

 

Key Competencies

 

Good written and verbal communication skills.

To understand the principles of empowerment and the ability to support the young person to exercise choice and control over all aspects of his life.

Ability to communicate with people at all levels

Ability to work unsupervised.

Ability to work on own initiative.

Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Good interpersonal skills.

Good listening skills.

Driver/own transport


The Times Required

Mainly weekends. To be discussed.


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