Male Support Workers - Supported Living

Sphere Solutions
£7.75 - £9.75/hour
20 Jul 2017
19 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are currently recruiting male support workers to offer high quality support cover within our 24 hour supported living service. We are developing a new support package for a young male in the Plymouth area- to support him to live independently in his own home. Drivers are essential.

The right support needs to be able to keep each individual safe and be able to build a strong relationship with them. He requires a team that can support them to access the community, and that are willing to take positive risks, team members to drive forward new experiences, provide outcome based support and focus on positive behaviour support. He needs a team that will work therapeutically providing regular and stimulating activities throughout the day and a team that has good knowledge of learning disabilities and challenging behaviour.

We a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee that operates as a provider of social care services for people with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition.

We have vast experience in supporting people who have previously challenged services and require very high support needs. People who once lived in hospital settings now live successfully in their own homes and have become valued members of their communities. We achieve this by delivering support that values and builds on people's interests, skills and abilities, promoting self-esteem, dignity and respect.

We provide and resource a wide range of training programmes which are made available to staff. Working towards this nationally recognised standard of excellence has created a positive learning culture within our organisation and as a result we have an excellent record in developing our staff team.

We are also an accredited centre with the following Awarding Organisations; OCR, and Royal Society for Public Health. Through these partnerships we are able to offer a diverse range of qualification opportunities within a number of vocational areas including;

• Health and Social Care
• Team Leading and Management
• Education and Training
• Business and Administration
• Personal Development
• Functional Skills in English, Mathematics and ICT

We also offer a number of Apprenticeship options throughout different services in Cornwall, Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. You can choose to access Health and Social Care, Business and Administration, Team Leading or Management.

In addition to the qualifications listed above, and as part of our core learning and development package we are also able to offer the following;

• Health and Safety
• Equality and Diversity
• Food Safety in Catering
• First Aid (either Emergency First Aid at Work or First Aid at Work)
• Managing Actual and Potential Aggression (MAPA)
• Understanding Autism
• Introduction to Safeguarding
• Mental Health Awareness

We ensure that the correct training is provided to all staff, based on their needs, and the needs of the services they work in. All staff are able to access specialist external training, where necessary, to further develop their skills and confidence in supporting people with learning disabilities and mental health needs.

For more information on how to join this leading provider of support please contact Leanne on (Apply online only) or apply with your CV