Support Workers

Location
Southampton
Salary
£17,238 per annum
Posted
12 Sep 2017
Closes
19 Sep 2017
Ref
625
Contract Type
Permanent

We are looking for energetic, passionate people who will help make an amazing difference to the lives of 5 young gentlemen on the autism spectrum living in the centre of Southampton.

Responsibilities

  • Creating great opportunities for the young men living in the house
  • Facilitating enhanced independence and choice about the way they wish to live their life
  • Providing a high quality and responsive service within a homely environment
  • You would also help the young men enjoy fun activities like visiting theme parks, swimming, picnics, trampolining, go karting and more.
  • Or if you have a special interest perhaps cycling, arts and crafts or other hobbies we would support you to share your passion at work to enable new experiences.
  • You will need to be able to always focus on the needs of the person you are supporting (person-centred), demonstrate empathy, adapt easily to change and create a welcoming environment.
  • Working as part of a 24/7 teams you will need to be able to support your co-workers effectively and have good communication skills.
  • The Care Certificate qualification, relevant QCF experience of autism, and working with challenging behaviours is desirable.
  • However comprehensive training and ongoing support to your development will be provided.
  • Shift rota may include early mornings, evenings, weekends, nights, sleep-ins and bank holidays.

Benefits

  • 31 days leave including bank holidays and your birthday (pro rata).
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Extensive Induction Programme and specialist Training
  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Employee Assistance Programme