Support Workers

Supporting adults with autism within a Residential setting

Closing date Mon 31 Aug 2020

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Location: Chester Road, Wrexham

Salary: £8.72ph - £8.92 ph

Hours Per Week: 35

Employment Type: Care Staff

Job title: Support Worker

Location: Chester Road, Wrexham

Salary: £8.72ph - £8.92ph

Overtime pay:  Regular overtime avaialable at an additional £1 p.h. weekdays or £1.50 p.h. weekends on top of your hourly rate of pay.

Rota: To include evenings and weekend working

Active Offer: To enhance our 'active offer' and provide a lived exeperience in Welsh, we welcome Welsh speaking applicants

Benefits:

  • Full, paid, award winning training and ongoing support to develop your skills and to obtain formal qualifications in Social Care.
  • 25 days (5 weeks) leave plus 8 days statutory bank holiday entitlement. 
  • A further 5 days leave (1 week) on our optional annual leave buy-back scheme
  • Company Sick pay scheme, rising to 8 weeks full and 8 weeks half pay
  • Numerous discounts at local shops and businesses 
  • Attendance incentive scheme
  • Access to a defined contribution pension scheme (NEST) with a contribution from the organisation
  • Twice yearly implementation to the tax free cycle to work scheme

About Autism Together:

We are one of the largest employers on the Wirral specializing in providing support to individuals with autism. Established in 1968 by a group of forward thinking parents who were concerned at the lack of services available for their children we have since expanded to cover Cheshire and Wales offering tailored person centered care to the individuals we work with.

Requirements of Support Worker:

  • Basic understanding of autism
  • Be able to work flexible hours and shift patterns
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic IT skills

Responsibilities of Support Worker:

  • Accompanying service users to leisure activities and outings
  • Attending to the personal care of service users such as toileting (washing/bathing if required)
  • Administering medication as and when required (full training provided)
  • Supporting service users through times when they are feeling anxious and may result in them displaying risk behaviours

 What I will be doing as a Residential Support Worker:

  • Accompanying service users to leisure activities/outings, enabling them to acquire independence, whilst at the same time encouraging them to integrate as a group and gain and develop social skills.
  • Accompanying service users to appointments – e.g. the doctors, dentist, hairdressers.
  • Helping prepare lunch with the service user – ensuring they have a healthy and balanced diet and that dietary requirements are met.
  • Helping the service user with their personal hygiene and personal care needs – helping to the toilet, changing pads and washing.
  • Maintaining the standard of living within the house – ensuring it is clean and tidy and encouraging the service user to participate in cleaning and tidying activities.
  • Administering medication as and when required (full training provided).    
  • Supporting service users through times when they are feeling anxious and may result in them displaying risk behaviours.

If you would like further information prior to applying please email: recruitment@autismtogether.co.uk or call the HR team on 0151 482 3121.

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