Support Worker (Residential / Supported Living)

Recruiter
EasyWeb Group
Location
Southampton
Salary
Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted
21 Sep 2018
Closes
19 Oct 2018
Ref
00323351
Contact
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Flexible

Support Worker (Residential / Supported Living) 

As the leading autism focused organisation in the region, Autism Hampshire are proud to deliver quality services designed to meet the needs of families, young people and adults with autism. 

Position: Support Worker 
Location: Southampton or Gosport areas, Hampshire 
Job type: Full Time, Part Time, Flexible Permanent or As and when 
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum dependent on skills and qualifications in potential earnings including overtime 
Benefits: Up to 27 days leave, occupational sick pay, birthday leave, pension, employee awards and recognition 

About the role: 

Are you inspiring, committed, motivated and flexible in attitude, of warm personality with a calming compassionate approach? 

We have fantastic opportunities for Full time Support Workers to play a key part in assisting the adults we support within the community and residential settings. We have job opportunities available in our supported living service in Southampton Harcourt & Whitworth homes. Our Support is delivered in ways that promote and empower individuals to develop life skills that enable a greater independence and personal choice. 

About you: 

Your approach will be person-centred with the ability to calmly manage challenging situations, demonstrate empathy with others and adapt easily to change. Out full-time posts work to a shift rota pattern including early mornings, evenings, weekends, sleep-ins and bank holiday. We also have part-time flexible hours available for example to suit the school run or students wishing to earn during the evening or weekend. 

Due to the physical and vulnerable nature of the people we serve and the need to support individuals safely this role can be both physically and emotionally demanding. However, we consider that the enormous rewards and satisfaction of supporting people to achieve their goals outweigh such demands. 

Experience of autism, learning disabilities, non-verbal communication and working with challenging behaviours is desirable; however, we provide a superb comprehensive mandatory training programme to all staff which supports their knowledge and development of essential skills to do a good job. 

We will support you in achieving the Care Certificate and Health and Social Care qualifications via apprenticeships. 

A Driving License is desirable. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Healthcare Assistant, Residential Support Worker, Supported Living Worker, Charity, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit, etc.

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