Male Support Worker
Are you a warm, highly motivated person with person-centred values who can empower and support people with a learning disability to transform their lives? Are you creative, proactive and willing to go the extra mile to enable people to achieve their aspirations?
We are recruiting Support Workers to support tenants with learning disabilities or autism to enjoy an excellent quality of life in a development of 9 self-contained flats, purpose designed to maximise independence and community connections. The accommodation is located in a very pleasant residential location next to Wandsworth Common, close to bus routes and local amenities.
Part of your role will involve supporting a male service user with autism, learning disabilities and communication needs. He has a Ghanaian background and enjoys Ghanaian music and food. These areas of support are very important for him. You would be required to be able to support him to meet his cultural needs and support him with all aspects of his daily care. He enjoys playing games with staff and going out in the community. He has behaviours that challenge and therefore you would be required to work alongside his positive behavioural support plan to ensure we can work towards supporting him when he appears anxious and to help him develop his independence.
You will plan and carry out transition work in collaboration with the service user, their family and wider support network, ensuring that their needs and preferences are paramount. As well as providing direct care and support, you will have the opportunity to act as a Key Worker supporting people to achieve their dreams and goals. Many of the service users will be young adults and this may be their first experience of living in their own home. With your support and mentoring they will be able to establish a full and positive lifestyle.
This rewarding Support Worker role will require flexibility across the week and will involve working shifts which include evenings, weekends and bank holidays. A high level of motivation and personal commitment is required along with demonstrable skills in engaging service users in planning their support. You will also be expected to work professionally alongside Care Managers and health professionals and to communicate positively with families, carers and friends.
Although we value relevant experience of supporting people with a learning disability or autism you do not need to have prior Support Worker experience if you can demonstrate a ‘can-do approach’, person-centred values, energy and commitment. You will need good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to develop good quality support plans. You will have a strong work ethic and duty of care and be able to contribute to a positive, team approach.
If you do not already have a relevant vocational qualification in health or social care we will support you to complete the Care Certificate and an accredited Health & Social Care Diploma. In return we will offer you good conditions of service, supportive management and prospects for future career progression. Applications from graduates in any discipline are welcomed. You must enjoy good health and be able to carry out all expected care and daily living tasks.
The service is located close to Wandsworth High Street and Wandsworth Common and is easily accessible by public transport, including buses and overground.
We are a passionate, inclusive and anti-racist organisation. We embrace diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds and cultures. As a Disability Confident Employer we welcome applications from people with a disability, and as a proud Stonewall Diversity Champion we actively encourage applications from the LGBTQ+ community.
We would encourage candidates to apply to this post as soon as possible. If we receive a large number of applications we may process these prior to the deadline.
‘Gender is considered to be an occupational requirement – Equality Act 2010’
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Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS