Support Worker - Sherborne
Autism Wessex
Higher Ground GB
14d ago

Autism Wessex is a registered Charity that supports individuals with Autism and other associated difficulties, promoting their independence at home and in the community.

We are currently recruiting for enthusiastic support workers to join our residential setting in Sherborne. We are looking for a full time support worker and a part time waking night worker.

You will play a vital role in supporting people in their home environment, focusing on each individual’s specific requirements and encouraging independence enabling them to lead a fulfilling life.

The role of a Support Worker is incredibly rewarding however you will experience behaviours that are challenging. To Support you with this, shadowing and a comprehensive training programme will be provided.

You’ll need to have a good sense of humour, patience and persistence, as learning new skills can take time. You will also be a great communicator, empathetic, enthusiastic, creative and reliable.

What we can offer you : Band 1 - £8.53ph

Band 1 - £8.53ph

Band 2 - £9.04ph with 1 year experience and a level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent

  • Paid enhanced DBS when starting
  • Bespoke training programs
  • Flexible working patterns as part of a shift rota
  • Family Friendly Benefits
  • Healthcare Benefits
  • Free Parking
  • Generous holiday scheme
  • Travel Expenses paid at 0.45p a mile
  • Full time staff will be required to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and sleep ins.

    Autism Wessex is committed to safeguarding the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS and satisfactory employment references.

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