support worker

Posted 10 January by Randstad Care

Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people with ASD (Autism)? Are you a support worker looking for a fresh opportunity? If you would like to take up this exciting challenge then please read on.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions which affects a person's communication, interests and behaviour. It is estimated that about 1 in every 100 young people in the UK has ASD. Those suffering often require support in order to help them successfully socialise with others and thrive within their community. Offering this support takes an individual with patience, empathy and excellent social skills.

We are looking seeking experienced, dedicated support workers to take up the challenging but rewarding task of caring for young adults with ASD and similar social difficulties in residential and educational settings in the heart of Southport. The role is working for a leading company in the UK, offering independent behavioural care for commissioners in over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes. Their focus is on making a real and lasting difference in the lives of everyone they support.

Benefits Include

  • Flexible working hours
  • Full training
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option
  • Just Drive scheme

Responsibilities Include

  • Building relationships with service users and their families
  • Assisting service users with daily care which can include but is not limited to: cooking, personal care and cleaning.
  • Helping these young people to enjoy activities within their local community. Building a positive relationship with these young people will allow you to identify activities that they will love!
  • Finding a way that to communicate that works for both you and the young person you're working with is of the utmost importance. This will help to build a relationship and minimise challenging behaviour.
  • Following care plans to help service users reach their goals
  • You will be required to help these young people work through challenging times
  • Providing excellent support for young adults with Autism and learning difficulties

The Ideal Candidate Would

  • Have Autism experience
  • Have minimum experience of 6 months working in a residential setting
  • Be patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respect
  • Have worked in a challenging behaviour setting before
  • Willing to perform personal care tasks
  • Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
  • Be prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasons
  • Be willing to assist in household maintenance tasks such as cleaning in order to maintain the high level of cleanliness expected within the children's homes
  • Have physical intervention experience
  • Be able to deal with challenging behaviour
  • Be willing to complete Level 3 Diploma/award in Health and Social Care in house

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity - please don't hesitate to apply online or alternatively call and ask for John.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.

Application question

Do you have have six months experience in care?

Reference: 37001150

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