Our client is dedicated to support people with learning disabilities to live the lives they want to. They are a national charity providing person-centred support across the whole of England and Scotland. They are extremely proud to have been doing this for the last 25 years during which time they have empowered thousands of people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.
Position: Support Worker
Location: Huntingtdon, Cambridgeshire (commutable from St Neots)
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £7.95 per hour
Benefits: 28 days paid holiday per year (Inc. bank holidays & increasing to 33 days with length of service), competitive pension scheme (they will match contributions up to 6%), childcare vouchers, employee assistance programme, occupational health support, fantastic training and development tailored to support you as an individual, paid for DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service), refer a friend scheme *pro rata for part time staff plus access to their online discount portal, which they call affinity4you, that offers discounts off shopping, holidays, cinemas, days out and gym membership
Closing Date 21 April 2018
About the Role:
They are seeking new staff to join their team supporting adults with learning disabilities and autism within a supported living service in Wyton, close to Huntingdon.
On a daily basis they empower people to meet their aspirations and goals in life, and to live as independently as they wish.
They work with people who have a range of support needs and their focus is always on the individual and how best to support them to live the type of life they wish to live, to have fun and make memories.
Some of the people they support may at times show that they are unhappy through their behaviour. This can be a way for them to control their environment when they are unable to communicate their hopes, needs and fears. You will work as part of a team to support them to make structured changes to their life to achieve a positive outcome.
They always base their support on the specific needs, choices and aspirations of the individual following their principles of person-centred support.
Experience in a similar role or an understanding of autism and complex behaviour would be an advantage but not essential.
They genuinely believe that if you have a positive attitude and values that align with their own they can train you on the rest!
Our client are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within their workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.
You must also hold a full UK manual driving licence as you will be required to drive the vehicles of the people you support.
This post will be subject to an enhanced DBS or PVG check which will be provided by our client.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Care Worker, Learning Disabilities, Not for Profit, Social Care, Healthcare, Volunteer, Voluntary Sector, Care Assistant, Community Care, Healthcare Assistant, Vulnerable People, Social Worker etc.
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