Male Support Worker / Buddy

£12 per hour
05 Jan 2017
02 Feb 2017
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Job Level
Contract Type
Part Time
*Male Support Worker/Buddy
Permanent Part-time hours
Location: Ruislip, North London
Flexible Part-time hours are available; including 4-6 hours on Saturdays, plus one evening after school. Additional hours may be available.

To work with a 17 year old young man with mild learning difficulties in his own home and the local community. The main focus of this job is to assist and support our client to enable him to maximise his independence, explore new areas of interest and develop a good quality of life. The work will be varied and will involve participating in a range of activities with the client both at home and out in the community. The support worker is expected to work cooperatively with the client's family and the Case Manager to offer him the best opportunity to fulfil his potential.

Support Worker/Buddy Role Overview:
The role involves supporting our client to participate in leisure activities such as football, swimming and going to the cinema. You will further support him in developing his independence in accessing the community with day to day activities e.g. shopping and using public transport.

Experience of working with young people with special needs is preferable, but a fun outlook, a good sense of humour, patience and reliability are the qualities most desired.

Support Worker/Buddy Attributes:
- *Male
- Responsible, positive attitude with a Good sense of humour
- Confident about and comfortable with working in client's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of our client and his family
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
- Willing to participate in a variety of sporting and outdoor activities
- Ability to work under own initiative
- Patient and tolerant.
- Reliable & trustworthy.
- Happy to learn new things e.g. therapy programmes, communication techniques etc. Training will be given.
- Able to work flexible hours and sometimes at short notice.

Weekday pay rate £12.00 per hour, Weekend pay rate £12.50 per hour.
Ongoing training and support provided. Free DBS check.

Application Form:
Applicants will be sent a link to download an application form, including a job description with further information about the role. Please complete the form and return it to the email address provided. You will be able to state your availability as well as providing additional information we need about you in order to shortlist you for the role.

Satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be required.
This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS.
A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

Interviews to take place on 9th February 2017

*The employer claim exemption under the Equality Act 2010

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