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Support Worker

Job Reference: 15009WARCB20

Expiry Date: 29th March 2024

Location: Heathcote, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £12.50
Contract Type: Casual
Hours per week: Variable

When you are Required

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

About the Employer

ADEVRT IS FOR WORKING WITH 2 BOYS Your role will be to support our sons in building their confidence and social skills and giving them a few hours of fun activity. Our younger son was non-verbal until recently and needs help with communication.  Our older son suffers from high levels of anxiety. To help the boys at home with development of self-help and skills through play and communication such as playing board games, helping with crafts, role-play. The boys require close supervision at all times to ensure safety. Although they are very close and love interaction, communication can be difficult, which can lead to frustration. Finding ways to communicate calmly and effectively is very important.  Term time 8 hours per week Monday or Tuesday - 4 hours after school Thursday - 4 hours after school School holidays 16 hours per week  Monday or Tuesday – 5 hours, 10am to 3pm Wednesday – 6 hours, 10am to 4pm  Thursday – 5 hours, 10am to 3pm 

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning • Mental Health • Invisible

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• outdoor activities and sports• animals, arts and crafts, reading• role play, computer games, you tube

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.

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 preferred but not essential.

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 work as part of a team.
• 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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