Support Worker

Independent Living Solutions Ltd
Ashford, UK
18 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About The Role
Location: Ashford, Kent

Days & Hours: 4 hours per week to be worked in accordance with the rota typically at the weekend. This will increase in the school holidays.
Pay: £13.50 per hour Monday to Sunday.
Driver required? Essential
Driving Clients Car? No
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, on duty and to attend training. Must have business insurance.
Essential Experience: Experience/understanding of needs related to autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, speech and language delay and hearing difficulties.

Desirable: Experienceof working with children with special needs (This is preferred but enthusiasm,patience and willingness to learn is essential).

Pets: The family have 1 dog

Interviews Week Commencing: 7th October
Start Date: ASAP or date (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

We are seeking a patient, caring and alert carer to support Aaron, who is 12 years old he is a lovely boy who has complex needs. He has Autism, learning difficulties, ADHD speech and language delay and is independently mobile. Aaron lives in his family home in Ashford, with his parents and their dog.
Your role will be to support Aaron to access, participate and enjoy home, educational therapeutic and leisure activities both inside and outside of the home. You will be required to accompany him during activities and enable him to participate as fully as possible. This may require you to provide physical assistance, verbal prompting and or the use of strategies to manage behavioural considerations.

Aaron enjoys trips out in the car, trains, swimming, music and board games. He loves when adults interact with him and include him in activities. This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join his current home care team. You will develop existing skills and apply specific skills to enable you to support Aaron.

There is the opportunity of increased hours during the school holidays and when cover is required for other carers.

Pay and Benefits:

£13.50 per hour Monday to Sunday

On-going training & support provided

Free DBS check.

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:
  • Induction,
  • Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
  • Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
  • On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department
About You
We would like to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours:
  • *Physically fit - to meet the demands of the role.
  • Experience/understanding and desire to learn requirements related to autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, speech and language delay and hearing difficulties and behavioural challenges.
  • Confident and comfortable working in Aaron's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting his needs
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of team work and will feed back to the parents and case manager with any issues.
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting dignity and diversity
  • Good organisational skills
  • Can adhere to high standards of quality and care.
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging style.
  • Aptitude and desire to work with children with additional needs.
  • Able to work flexible hours, sometimes at short notice.
  • Patient, tolerant and enthusiastic with a cheerful, caring and positive attitude.
  • Responsible attitude with a good sense of humour.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.
  • Basic understanding of the principles of supporting a child with additional needs.
  • Proactively willing to engage Aaron in a developmentally appropriate range of activities.
  • Willing and physically able to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and confident using I.T.
  • Willing to travel.
  • Willing to work with animals.
  • Own car and full clean driving licence.
  • Strong, confident swimmer.
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed)

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

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