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Support Worker – (Autism, Challenging Behaviours) -In Collingham LS22

  • Location: Collingham
  • Rate: £10.50 per hour
  • Job Type: Fulltime

Job Description

I’m a young man moving to the Collingham area of Yorkshire to be closer to my parents but will be living independently with some support because I have Autism and struggle with some of the daily aspects of daily life.

You will be someone who will enable me to do things I enjoy doing such as Fishing, (very important to me) Walking, Kite flying and Field measuring (don’t worry I will show you) getting my scratch cards I also accept I need some support with things I’m not so used to doing, such as preparing meals, shopping, housework attending appointments and meetings about my support.

You need to be accepting of my routines and how I wish to be addressed when you speak to me and it will be an interesting and fulfilling job. You will be a good team person and able to work flexibly to support me as required.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

The support worker will work on a 2:1 basis as part of a wider team to provide social, emotional and practical support to the young man both at home and out in the community.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be involved in planning and delivering a varied activity programme with myself and also my family
  • Supporting Independent Living Skills
  • Providing support and encouragement with personal care
  • Completing learning logs and daily observation sheets

ESSENTIAL SKILLS/CRITERIA:

  • Experience and knowledge of supporting people with autism and positive behaviour support
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues relating to vulnerable adults
  • Ability to engage with family
  • Articulate, very clear verbal communication
  • Car Drivers
  • Sensory needs/processing difficulties knowledge desirable

DESIRABLE SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Hold or currently working towards a recognised social work, health care qualification
  • Qualification in Complex Autism
  • Experience of working within a team You will be 100% committed to working within a team.

This is a long term contract and we need dedicated staff who will understand the need for consistency, reliability, structure and clear communication.

Although you will be working for me you will be employed by my care support company home care direct who will provide you with the appropriate training supervisions and employment support

PAY RATE: £10.50 per hour

HOURS: 12 hour shifts day and night – various hours-  Rota to be discussed at interview.

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