Learning Disabilities Support Worker

2019-10-03 12:00:112019-11-05 Hoop Recruitment
Job Type Permanent / Full Time
Area South West, England
Sector Social Care - Support W - Adults
Salary £15,001 - £20,000 Per Annum
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser Ruby Tucker
Job Ref RTSWR
Job Views 51
Description
Hoop Social Care are currently working with a specialist, therapeutic organisation in the Stroud area. We have an exciting opportunity for a support worker who is experienced in supporting individuals with autism and other learning disabilities
  
We are looking for a candidate who can confidently support young adults in both a residential and educational environment. You will be working with individuals aged 16 and over with learning disabilities, including autism and behaviour that challenges.
  
You will be working within a picturesque residential learning environment; which focuses on developing communication and social skills, as well as imagination and creativity.
  
Your role will involve supporting your residents in their transition from adolescence to adulthood; helping to develop and encourage their confidence and self-esteem. At times you will assist with dressing, shopping, cooking, cleaning, as well as providing personal care.

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, waking nights and sleep-ins. 
  
Applicants will need experience working with individuals with autism and/or learning disabilities and a full UK driving licence.  
 

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, autism and behaviour that challenges
  
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 students, 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 autism and/or learning disabilities
  • Able to work a shift pattern on a rolling rota
  • Flexibility with working hours
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Full Driving Licence
  
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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