Who we are and what we do :
The leading charity in the West Midlands for people with Autism.
Our mission is to provide specialist support and advice to people of all ages with Autism and their families, living in the West Midlands, enabling them to meet their full potential.
We support individuals in our residential homes, supported living establishments and out in the community to hundreds of people on the Autism Spectrum.
Autism West Midlands are currently recruiting for support workers to work with our service users at one of our services in Birmingham, Selly Park.
As a Support Worker it is essential that you are person centered so that you can have an understanding of their ambitions and hobbies.
This role provides the opportunity to play a part in a service user’s life experience and share moments of achievement.
Key Responsibilities :
Encourage and help individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations and to access the community in a meaningful way.
Prompt and assist service users to complete everyday tasks.
Support them to live a fulfilling and rewarding life.
Do I need previous experience?
Autism West Midlands are looking for open-hearted individuals that share the same passion, supportive nature, and willingness to take the time to understand others as we do.
All applications are welcome however the following experience and qualifications are advantageous :
Experience in a previous role as a Support Worker or within a care environment.
NVQ Level 2 in Care or Promoting Independence (or equivalent) If not, the willingness to work towards it.
A valid driving license is essential.
Knowledge and understanding of Autism.
You will be working in the core of our industry so you will need to be committed and reliable so that you can make a difference to our service.
Where will I be working?
Full time and part time vacancies
The service shifts are early (07.00-14.30) and late (14.15-21.45) and weekends one on / one off.
You will be working at our residential homes The Poplars ’ based in Birmingham, Selly Park. The Poplars is a residential service providing 24 hour care and support to 5 adults with autistic spectrum condition and associated disabilities.
What will you get : £9.25 per hour
£9.25 per hour
£100 shopping voucher after 3 month probation
5.6 weeks annual leave and increasing every year
Free DBS check paid for by Autism West Midlands
Free Bupa Healthcare cash back scheme
Employee assistance scheme providing support to you and your family
Company Sick Pay Scheme
Free onsite parking
Continuous professional development
Refer a friend scheme £200 for each referral!
The overtime rate for support worker shifts is paid at £12.30 per hour. This rate will be available once 37.5 hours have been completed and is eligible between the 1st of December 2021 to the 28th of February 2022.
10 day enhanced Christmas pay rate
£100 shopping voucher after 3-month probation
If you are interested please email your cv to Nasreen Akhtar at NasreenA autismwestmidlands.org.uk
We are looking to recruit a Support Worker Selly Park
Salary : £9.25 per hour
Hours : 37
Location : Selly Park
Becoming a Support Worker with Autism West Midlands means you are someone who will :
Your main focus will be to understand the person you support by identifying his / her likes / dislikes hobbies and interests.
It’s important that you listen, understand and respect each person you are providing support for.
My senses might affect me in ways you don’t experience, please try to understand.
You must be able to adopt a flexible approach and identify what the individual wants and how you can support to achieve it.
We want our support workers to be creative and proactive in discovering how goals can be worked towards and achieved together.
My routine is important to me but sometimes I like a change and want something different. Support my choices and understand that I have the right to change my mind.
The people we support are vulnerable adults and therefore a part of your role is ensuring that we hold accurate and reliable records and safeguard the individuals against any perceived or actual harm
I may not always be able to say how I feel so pay attention to me and see the changes in my behaviour, that’s how you’ll know if somethings not right.
Do the right thing by me