New Directions is looking for an experienced Senior Support Worker to work with a young woman we support in her own home in the Clifton upon Dunsmore area of Rugby
£9.46 per hour and paid training
You will need a minimum of Level 2 Health & Social Care for this role.
I am 35 years old and I live with my mum and dad.
I have complex communication difficulties which I need support with, but I am physically independent and love to get out and about.
I love animals, especially horses, going to parks, swimming, people watching and laughing with my friends.
On a bad day I may not want to shower. I may not want to go somewhere or I may panic and hold onto the wall. A patient, reassuring kind voice can talk me round.
Routine is very important for me and I really look forward to my support workers coming to my home to take me out.
On rainy days I may stay in so I have a plan for a good day and a plan for a bad day, this helps me. This information is in my support plan.
How to support me
This is a supportive as well as personal care role that requires motivational, emotional, physical, personal and organisational skills.
I require my support worker to be vigilant when out and about. My health, tiredness and stress can affect my concentration, which affects my mobility.
The person I am looking for
Female Senior support worker
Punctual, as routine is very important
To be patient with me
To be able to adapt to the changing needs of the role
A willingness to learn how to support me by role modelling from my current support workers
Possess a positive attitude and a good sense of humour
Be comfortable with animals
Monday - 8.00am / 5.30pm
Tuesday – 8.00am/ 4.00pm
Wednesday – 8.00am/4.00pm
Thursday – 8.00am/ 4.00pm
Friday – 8.00am/ 4.00pm
Saturday – 8.00am/ 5.30pm
New Directions is a leading provider of learning, physical and autism disability support services in Rugby, Warwickshire. We are a thriving and progressive charity with a passion for providing the highest quality service to the people we support and are committed to supporting every individual to live their life the way they want to. We continue to expand our services and are motivated and passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people we support.
What we offer you:
Pay above the national minimum wage
28 days leave per year including public holidays, pro rata for part time employees
Cost of DBS check reimbursed on successful completion of probation
Comprehensive service-specific induction and ongoing regular supervision, training and development
Free 24 hour confidential Employee Assistance Programme helpline
Reduced rate voluntary healthcare cash plan to support your health and wellbeing and that of your family
The chance to wake up everyday knowing that you are making a difference!
If you are looking for your next career move, are positive, kind, honest and a good listener, this could be the job for you. You will have patience, common sense and the ability to problem solve and will share our values of choice, independence, equality and treating everyone with respect.
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If you require further information, please phone 01788 573318.
THE SUCCESSFUL APPLICANT WILL BE SUBJECT TO A FULL ENHANCED DBS CHECK - COST TO BE MET BY THE APPLICANT AND REIMBURSED ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A 6 MONTHS PROBATION PERIOD.
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