A support worker is required to provide care, help and support, to enable an adult with learning difficulties and autism to live independently.
The hours will be 48 hours per week, which may include some 2:1 hours with another PA, whilst out in the community.
The support is for two 24 hour shifts per week, so will include two sleep in nights. However, please note that occasional assistance during the night with toileting may be required.
You will be supporting a young gentleman, aged 31, who is autistic and learning difficulties and lives in Derby. Experience of learning disabilities and autism is especially desirable, as is challenging behaviour training. However, patience, calmness, the ability to plan activities, diary management and the ability to deal with limited understanding and occasional behavioural issues is essential.
You will be liaising with a team of 4 other staff but this is a lone working role, apart from when out in the community. You must have the ability to work and communicate as a team as well as an individual.
Support will consist of the following; communication and interaction, empathy and understanding, the ability to think on your feet, all personal care, general household tasks, food preparation, diary and money management, all necessary paperwork and social activities.
All activities are paid for and £5 will be paid towards a meal whilst out.
Shadowing will be carried out initially, before commencement in the position.
A driver with a full, preferably clean, (some minor offence points will be accepted) driving licence is preferred, however a car is not required for the role, as one is provided with the position.
You will possess a current DBS ideally and references are essential.
Salary: £394 net rising to £418.56 in April for a weekly 48 hour shift, 5.6 weeks paid holiday pro rata. Paid 4 weekly. Pension scheme also available.