Support Worker - Derby

Posted 30 March by Autonomy
£9.31 - £10.01 per hour
Derby , Derbyshire
Permanent, full-time or part-time

autonomy is an exciting adult social care provider working with and housing young adults with a learning disability. One of the most important things that make autonomy unique is its people, we seek those with warmth and a positive outlook on life who genuinely enjoy working directly with people. 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.

New to support? We're looking to add to our team in Derby with people new to support working and health and social care with limited or no direct experience. Full training will be given.

We support 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-judgmental, 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 support workers £19,967 (£9.31 per hour) - £21,472 (£10.01 per hour) + enhancements + unsociable hours shift premium * Full and part time positions available for further details please see us at autonomy. life

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
  • Adult Social Care
  • Support Workers

Application questions

Evidence of commitment to continual development?
Minimum of 1 year of work experience within health & social care?
Understanding of autism, learning disabilities and complex needs?

Reference: 41165759

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