Autism Support Worker


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2019-03-12 12:00:041970-01-01 Hoop Recruitment
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Area Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Sector Social Care - Support W - Adults
Salary £15,001 - £20,000 Per Annum
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Ruby Tucker
Job Ref RTLSHCBWBH
Job Views 155
Description
Are you looking for a change in your career?
Do you have a passion for supporting those with autism?
  
Hoop Social Care have a new opportunity for a support worker in the Barry area of the Vale of Glamorgan. We are looking for a candidate who is confident supporting young adults in both a residential and educational environment. You will be working with individuals aged 16 and over with learning disabilities, including autism, as well as behaviour that challenges.
  
Your role is to support the young adults in their transition from adolescence to adulthood; by developing and encouraging their confidence and self-esteem. As times you will be there to assist with dressing, shopping, cooking, cleaning, as well as providing personal care. You will be working as part of a residential learning environment, which focuses on developing communication and social skills, as well as imagination and creativity.

This is a fulltime position which will require you to be flexible and available to work a range of hours. Your shifts will cover Monday through to Sunday, including days and waking nights. 

Benefits:
  • The opportunity to achieve further qualification i.e. QCF level 2,3,4 if you wanted 
  • Competitive annual leave entitlement with annual increments 
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Get paid to train
  • A rewarding career; supporting young adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour
  
Responsibilities: 
  • Carry out and implement care plans
  • Assist clients with daily activities, i.e. personal care, support in the community, cooking, cleaning, etc. 
  • Communicate effectively with all service users, staff and family members
  • Promote and encourage independence
  • Be creative regarding problem solving and challenging behaviour
  • Remain calm and collected in stressful situations
  
Requirements:
  • Compassionate, with the desire to make a difference to the lives of young people with learning disabilities
  • Able to work a shift pattern on a rolling rota
  • Flexibility with working hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full Driving Licence (preferred)
  
If this is the job for you or you would like to learn more about this role, please contact Ruby Tucker at Hoop Recruitment on 02922 400519.
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