Senior Support Worker - Male (Charity)

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£15,412 - £16,400
06 Sep 2016
26 Sep 2016
Full Time
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Senior Support Worker - Male (Charity) 

Do you have experience working with vulnerable people? Could you mentor a team? 

Our client is a leading national charity supporting people with learning disabilities. Their core belief is that everyone has potential, something to offer and a valuable contribution to make to their community. 

Position: Senior Support Worker 
Location: Wigan/ Warrington area. 
Job type: Permanent 
Hours; 38 hours per week 
Salary: £15,412 to £16,400 per annum (£7.80 to £8.30 per hour) 

Closing date: Monday 26th September 2016 

About the role: 

Our client is opening several new Supported Living services in Wigan. They will be supporting five men, each in their own home in the Wigan/Warrington area. They are looking for two full-time Senior Support Workers. The five men have learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders. They also have forensic care needs, which means they are at risk of committing offences involving the criminal justice system. 

The men are likely to display behaviour that can be challenging. Each man will have a detailed individual support plan to follow, and it will be part of your role to work with our Support Workers to ensure support plans are followed meticulously, and their importance is understood. 

As a Senior Support Worker, you will develop rotas and deputise for the Frontline Manager. You will work closely with the staff team, encouraging them and identifying training needs, whether formal or by way of day-to-day coaching and reflection. You will also play a hands-on support role, encouraging the men to learn new skills so they can begin to live more independently, such as domestic tasks, handling money and social skills. 

The rota for this service covers shifts across days, evenings, nights, weekends, bank holidays and sleep-ins. 

About you: 

With a flexible and organised approach, you will need some experience of working with vulnerable people, ideally those with learning disabilities. You may have been a Care Worker and are now looking to step up to a more senior role. 

You'll need a positive, non-judgemental approach, and ideally some experience of working with vulnerable people. Perhaps you have a particular interest in psychology, or in developing a career working with people who are on the autistic spectrum. You will be a clear, creative communicator, who is able to both respect and reinforce boundaries, and to follow agreed support plans closely and accurately. 

It is essential for these positions that you hold a full driving licence which allows you to drive in the UK, together with your own transport which is insured for business use, as you will be required to travel to meetings, training etc. 

Please be aware that these posts are appointable to males only. The Occupational Requirement under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010 applies. 

You may have experience of the following: Senior Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Staff, Care Assistant, Support staff, Social Care Worker jobs, Community Care Worker, Residential Care Worker, NHS Support Worker, Senior Support Worker, Senior Care Worker, Senior Support Assistant, Voluntary Sector, Learning disability Services, Community Services, Challenging behaviour, Autism, etc. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Easy Web Recruitment, the UK’s leading Online Recruitment Agency. The services advertised by Easy Web Recruitment are those of an employment agency. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or belief, and we confirm that we will gladly accept all applications.