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Support Worker

Job Reference: LIN15870TP1

Expiry Date: 6th March 2024

Location: Holbeach,PE12 Lincolnshire , East Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £11
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: 18 - 20 Hours

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Monday, 14.00-20.00 or 15.00-20.00
• Tuesday, 14.00-20.00 or 15.00-20.00
• Wednesday, 14.00-20.00 or 15.00-20.00
• Thursday, 14.00-20.00 or 15.00-20.00
• Friday, 14.00-20.00 or 15.00-20.00
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.

About the Employer

I am a young man with severe learning disabilities and autism. I require 24:7 support to enable me to live in my own home and to access leisure pursuits in my community. My mum will be your employer and we are looking for a support worker to join our team. At times I display behaviour that challenges but I am also sociable, lively, and fun to be with. I enjoy music and car rides. My interests include church bells, steam trains and jet aeroplanes. We are looking for someone to join our friendly and committed team which includes paid staff and family members working together to provide the best possible care and support. Person Centred Care and Positive Behaviour Support are at the core of our ethos. Experience of working with people who display challenging behaviour would be an advantage although not essential as training will be given. Please be aware that behaviour may include verbal and physical aggression. We do not define challenging behaviour as “a bit awkward or uncooperative”.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Cognitive / Learning

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 and/or prompt the individual to take medication.
• Assist with household chores and general homemaking.
• 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).

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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