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Support Worker

Job Reference: 15130WARTS11

Expiry Date: 20th March 2024

Location: Southam Warwickshire, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £14 per hour
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 13 Hours per week
Applicants must be 25 years of age or over.

When you are Required

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

About the Employer

2 plus PA's required upwards of 20 hours per week. I am a young male, and I have complex special needs and learning disabilities I have ASD, sensory processing disorder, Dyspraxia, severe anxiety. I like to have plans and structure in my day, I like doing jobs and keeping busy. I need help and prompting in all areas of my daily life. Things I like- cooking with supervision, working on the farm, going for walks, riding on my trike, national trust properties, cinema, going to the zoo. Emmerdale is my favourite tv show to watch I also like marvel films and going to look in charity shops. I need someone that can drive so they can take me to my work experience placement’s which are 5 days a week. My anxiety can sometime stop me from doing things and I get very upset if plans change, but I can cope if someone is calm and caring and patient with me. My fine and gross motor skills are poor, so I need help things such as doing up buttons, shoelaces etc. I am kind and caring, I like to be funny and make jokes. I can display challenging behaviour at times, but training will be provided in this, but experience would be preferred.


Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• To be discussed at interview

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to take medication.
• Assist with household chores and general homemaking.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Support with food shopping.
• 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.
• Support with managing paperwork & correspondence.

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 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.
• Have a lively personality.

Does this position interest you?

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

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