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Communication Support Worker - BSL Qualified

Communication Support Worker - BSL Qualified

Posted 9 July by Autonomy

autonomy is a new and exciting adult social care provider working with and housing young adults with a learning disability. We are fast gaining a reputation as a market leader in specialist adult care by setting ever higher standards so we're always on the lookout for great people. Our vision is to be the very best at what we do.

We're changing the way we work and looking to recruit Communication Support Workers (2 posts), working to ensure that service users are supported and safeguarded to the correct levels at all times. Reporting to the Registered Manager you will aid in the communication and support for young adult residents with hearing impairments. All applicants will be ideally qualified to Level 3 in BSL/British Sign Language and have prior experience of working with complex needs. You will be the first port of call providing necessary advice and support. This role will involve support, some admin and training management.

autonomy supports people with needs to live fulfilling lives. As a team member you’ll make a real difference as you provide support, advice and share in their everyday life experiences helping each and every one of our service users to achieve their potential.

Being passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the scope and support to enhance your own life too, as you make the role your own as part of a friendly and professional multidisciplinary team. Knowledge of supporting vulnerable people with learning disabilities and complex needs is essential, our ideal team members are flexible, empathetic with a calm and efficient approach to work. Situations can sometimes be difficult and challenging, so you’ll need to be non-judgemental, with a sensitive approach.

At a practical level, you’ll need good IT and communication skills including numeracy and literacy in order to keep accurate records. You must also be fit enough to take on the more physical aspects of the job.

Gross salaries for Communication Support Worker - £21,528 (£10.35 per hour) - £24,753 (£11.54 per hour)*

*dependant upon experience, outlook, ambition and qualifications

The small print...

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support.

All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check for Regulated Activity which will include a check against both the barred adult and children lists.

autonomy is an equal opportunities employer. We specialise in housing, care and support for people with learning disabilities, autism, asperger and associated complex needs. We read and review all applications received and schedule interviews at times to suit. Our recruitment is ongoing as we build the best possible team.

autonomy is a Living Wage employer. We choose to pay the Living Wage on a voluntary basis. Our salary rates apply to all workers over 18 - in recognition that young people face the same living costs as everyone else.

*salaries are dependent upon skills, qualifications and training gained. Apprentice salaries will differ. With effect from 01.04.2017.

autonomy Derby is located at Victoria & Elizabeth, Leylands, Broadway, Derby. DE22 1AZ

Our registered office and staff hub is 17, St Christopher's Way, Pride Park, Derby. DE24 8JY

Required Skills: Complex Needs; Adult Social Care; Disabilities; Autism & Asperger; Learning Disabilities; Challenging Behaviour Full-time & part-time positions available.

Required experience: Health and Social Care, Mental Health or Forensic: 1+ years

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Social Care
  • British Sign Language
  • Support Workers

Reference: 33052330

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