We are looking for people to join our supported living service in Hackney, providing support for young adults with autism and learning disabilities.
Our client has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people for more than 40 years in London and has grown from strength-to-strength.
Role: Support Worker
Salary: £21,497.00 per annum
Contract: Full time permanent – 38 hours per week
About the role:
As a Support Worker you will provide support for young adults with autism and learning disabilities, to transition them into adulthood and independence while living in their own flat.
You will help to support service users to access the community and get physical exercise. Although your days could be filled with exciting and fulfilling tasks where you are supporting service users to achieve a better quality of life, there will also be days where your service users may present with complex and challenging behaviours due to their disabilities, and you need to be a positive and resilient worker to face these challenges.
This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience through hands-on support work, administration, and exposure to a variety of health professionals, families, and the intricate individuality of every service user you will support. Whether you are a student studying a degree in a relevant field, or looking for a job that will provide you with the chance to gain a wide range of experience in the sector of support work, this role is for you!
Although experience in support work is ideal, this position is suitable to anyone who would enjoy the challenge of facilitating a better quality of life for people with disabilities who are often excluded from society. If you have experience in your private life with supporting these individuals, this is also beneficial.
You will however, need to bring with you the following skills:
- Excellent team player
- The ability to build positive relationships
- Creative and empowering in your support practise
- Good communication skills
- Resilience for supporting people through bad days as well the good
- Embrace positive behaviour support
If you feel you can bring a fresh approach, some new ideas and a commitment to supporting vulnerable people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community and develop as individuals then we want to hear from you!
As well as knowing what you do makes a difference to people’s lives every day, you will also receive a great benefits package:
- Flexible working hours that will give you the work life balance that is right for you
- Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
- Computing Scheme
- Credit Union Scheme
- Cycle-to-Work Scheme
- Death in Service Benefit
- Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
- Blue Light Card
- Eye care Vouchers
- Flu Jab Reimbursement
- Long Service Awards
- Pension Scheme
- Purchase Additional Annual Leave
- Refer-a-Friend Scheme
- Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services for successful candidates. This will be fully subsidised.
Whilst experience is not essential as full training will be provided we very much welcome previous experience working as: Support Worker, Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker.