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VACANCY: Support Worker/PA 16 hours per week.

You will be joining a small friendly team in Up Holland, supporting a man with learning disabilities to enjoy a full life.

1:1 support with occasional double ups
Rota planned well in advance and supportive friendly team.
We are very proud that we are an Award Winning service, having won

“Best Individual employing own staff’ at the Skills for Care Accolades 2020”.

We have one vacancy for a part time support worker.

Pay: £9 per hour (plus pension contribution)
Hours: 16 per week averaged over 8 weeks, either half or full days/evenings.  Additional shifts are available from time to time.

The role involves supporting a vulnerable adult and as such is subject to a DBS check. Please ask for our DBS Policy

  • Experience in social care is essential.
  • We require a minimum level 2 qualification in Social Care.
  • Full driving license with no more than 3 points essential.
  • Richard is best supported by people who share his interest in technology. He uses key word signing and an electronic speech aid to communicate. He is also a techie at heart and loves all things electronic and has a passion for retro gaming. Although AAC is a growing area, we recognise that there is at present only a small pool of people with experience in using electronic speech aids: We offer extensive training in this area, but you will need to have a genuine interest in communication and technology.
  • You will need to be calm and patient to help Richard manage his behaviour
  • You will also enjoy being out and about, and able to help Richard socialise and enjoy a busy life.
  • You will need to be able to swim
  • Competent with IT
  • YOu will need to be physically reasonably fit: the work can mean that you are on your feet and carrying essential equipment for much of the day, and occasionally you will need to move quickly.

Responsibilities:
To support a young man in his own home and elsewhere, enabling him to lead a full and valued life. To provide one to one care, supporting with all aspects of daily living including personal care. To contribute to the delivery of a high quality person centred service.

Main tasks:-

  • To offer practical assistance to Richard in his own home and elsewhere, to enable him to live as comfortably, safely and as independently as possible
  • Richard communicates with signs and an electronic speech aid – you will be required to learn to understand his signs and to operate his electronic communication aid (full early training, and on-going training are provided).
  • To support Richard’s personal development.
  • To provide personal care, give medication and to keep appropriate daily records
  • To support Richard to take part in a wide range of activities including discos, pub meals and socialising, and gym sessions, adapted bikes and swimming. 
  • To undertake daily and regular household tasks such as washing and ironing, cooking and other tasks that would normally be undertaken in any ordinary home.
  • To drive Richard’s car
  • To attend training, meetings and supervision, as required (all paid hours)
  • To work as part of a team for the benefit of the person being supported:
  • To advocate on his behalf where appropriate, and to assist him to develop his own self advocacy skills
  • To encourage him to develop a range of valued activities outside his home
  • To assist him to develop his skills to the full.

General

  • You will need to be able to use a computer and have access to a computer and internet at home. We use a computer in work on a regular basis for all aspects of the work, and Richard uses an electronic speech aid, and will need help to use his own computer and to enjoy retro gaming.
  • You may be required, from time to time, to work additional hours to cover for staff absence or other reason.
  • You will be required to undertake any other duties appropriate to this post, as occasions arise
  • DBS is required.
  • At the beginning of your employment there will be a period of training when you will work alongside another member of staff. This will last for three to four weeks. During this time, you will need to be flexible about your working hours so that we can provide you with a range of training opportunities.
  • You are required to attend training and staff meetings. Training is paid, expenses are paid, but travel time to training is not paid.

Part-time hours: 16 per week

To Apply contact jobs.richardshouse@gmail.com or call 07518 347559.

Expected Start Date: 01/03/2021COVID-19 considerations

We have a covid-secure policy in place to keep staff and person supported safe at all times. This may mean that our interview process and induction is a little different from usual, and may be subject to change as Government guidance develops