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Support Worker

Job Reference: 14769WARTS10

Expiry Date: 20th March 2024

Location: Dordon Staffordshire , West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £12 per hour Plus Mileage
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 2 term time 39 weeks, 11 school holiday 13 weeks averages 4.25 per week
Applicants must be 18 years of age or over.

When you are Required

Some Saturdays
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

I am an easy-going young male that lives with my parents and siblings. I am non-verbal although can communicate via Makaton. My interests are cars, going outside and puddles. I require a Personal Assistant to provide me with social support. Ensure my medicine bag is on me when leaving the house as I suffer from seizures which are controlled. It is important that my oral Buccolam is in this bag. I am not very aware of danger so you will need to support me with this whilst we are walking. I can run when in large open spaces such as a park so please keep an eye on me when we are in these situations. I am also incontinent so monitoring my toilet needs and changing pads is required.



Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.

Only candidates aged 18 or over should apply for this position as you will be required to administer medication.

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Car driver and car owner – must have business insurance.

Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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