Support Worker - Autism

  • Job Reference: SW/GL/04/18
  • Date Posted: 27 April 2018
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: £8.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Industrial
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Lisa Charlton
  • Telephone: 01782 262731

Job Description

Our client prides themselves on the standard of our service and the team of care and support staff they have around them. Do you want to work for an honest & respectable agency Do you have a passion to help and support others Do you want flexible ongoing work If so then you could be just the one our client is looking for.

Joining our client as a Support Worker you will work on shifts within small residential homes. Although the role is advertised as ‘temporary’ our client’s staff are long term full time (40+ hours) or long term up to 20 hours a week (to boost their income or around studies) – many of their staff have been working with them for over five years! They are seeking flexible staff able to commit to a roster on a long term basis. Our client will look after you and provide you with support and mentoring.

The adult service users live in a home specialising in autism and you will have a minimum of six months experience within a health care environment. The home is a 17th century character building set in mature grounds. There are eleven service users aged between 30-60 years. Each service user has their own room and enjoy the magnificent oak panelled lounge areas. The kitchen is modern and well laid out to enable you to support and encourage the service users to prepare their own meals. You will be working one to one with your service user and will escort them to the local shops. You will have the passion to encourage the service user to have fun – yes, singing and dancing with them! The home is under new management and your input will embed the values and encourage the service users to travel further afield for activities. The home has its own car so if you are a car driver – all the better!

Working with our client will give you flexibility as you choose the hours and days you work each week. You just let them know each week when you are available and they will work with you. However, once you have given your availability for a week it is then ‘written in stone’ and you will be offered shifts on the days you have committed to.

By joining our clint you will be part of a team of the very best staff who work in the best residential homes – yes, they hand pick the homes they work with to ensure they welcome the Cream of the Crop of health care professionals.

You will be treated by the team at ‘base’ with respect. They will take care of you.

Once you are ‘on board’ as one of the flexible workers you will have the opportunity to work at a number of homes in addition to this home and you will then choose to work in the homes you thrive in. You will always receive feedback at the end of your first shift in a new home.

 

THE FIT

To fit with the role of Support Worker you will:

  • Have a minimum of six months experience in the care sector – providing support to service users with autism – otherwise experience with learning disabilities/challenging behaviour or physical disabilities

  • Ideally be MAYBO trained

  • Have an enhanced DBS either with the update service or willing to pay £45 for your DBS. Don’t worry we will encourage you to register with the update service once received. You will then NEVER have to apply for a DBS again.

  • Have a passion to deliver great care and support.

  • Dignity – a commitment that you will treat all service users with dignity and respect

  • Cheerful – to wow the service users and keep them happy.

  • Good spoken English – the service users love to chat and you will be reassuring them with little chats whilst encouraging them and supporting them

  • Be willing to deliver personal care

  • Record Keeping – you will keep all records up to date as you move from one client to another

 

HOURS OF WORK

The shifts are:

  • 07.00 – 15.00

  • 08.00 – 15.00

  • 15.00 – 22.00

  • 08.00 – 20.00

  • 22.00 – 08.00

You choose the shifts around your work/life balance. There are shifts coming in from this home for seven days a week.

 

THE GOOD STUFF

Our client will offer you:

  • Weekly pay direct into your bank account each Friday following the week you worked

  • 28 days annual leave. You accrue this based on the hours you have worked

  • Contract – you will be a ‘temp’. Many of the staff have been with our client for 5 years, some have taken (and been paid for) maternity leave, others have found other jobs – then returned to our client.

  • Access to your rotas and payslips on line. This gives all the detail for the home you are working at for each shift including address, telephone number so you will always be in the know!

  • Confirmation of all shifts you have accepted via SMS so if you have forgotten you only have to look at your phone

  • Mandatory Training – free on line training plus free annual training updates

  • Support – our client’s care staff call them their ‘mentors’

  • Induction – at the start of your first shift at a new home – yes, including fire procedures!

 

You won’t be a name on a list. Staff are carefully selected for shifts based on:

  • Are you dependant on us to pay your rent/mortgage

  • Have you had the hours you need this week

  • Do you love working at the home where the shift is

  • Will the home jump for joy when we tell them it’s you doing the shift

Working as a Support Worker with our client is all about YOU.  You are the one that makes their team great!

Interested  Please give us a call or apply now.  Looking forward to hearing from you.