2 x Male Waking Night Positive Behaviour Support Worker
Our client is a friendly and growing charity with an excellent reputation for providing high quality services to children and adults with learning disabilities and their families, in North London.
They have an exciting opportunity opening up as they look to recruit a new team of friendly and positive people to work in a brand new bespoke supported living project for a young man with autism, mild learning disabilities and complex behaviours, who is moving to his own home for the first time in Barnet, North London. The planned start date for this project is April 2018, however, they are looking for candidates to start as soon as possible as they will be placed in an existing project in the interim – either as waking night or day time support.
They are looking for calm and compassionate people to promote and maintain the health and wellbeing of the young man they support; to empower him to make choices and help him build and maintain relationships with his family and friends. You will help him to develop interests and attend exciting activities and assist with everyday living – including his personal care and health needs – whilst actively encouraging his independence.
This role will be to provide support to the tenant overnight, prompting with personal care, health and safety checks, cleaning tasks and lead on dealing with emergencies. Clear and effective communication with colleagues is essential to enable a coordinated team approach.
Waking Night workers will at times also need to be available for training and induction scheduled during daytime hours.
The right candidates will have a high attention to detail to be able to provide consistent support, maintain and follow guidelines and risk assessments closely in order to ensure the safety of the young man and the public. An understanding of autism and positive behaviour support would be advantageous. The role requires a proactive approach with the ability to think on your feet and maintain warm and positive communication to nurture a calm environment.
So if you are positive, flexible, have good communication, and a willingness to learn and develop new skills, this role may be just right for you!
Hours: One vacancy at 30 hours per week and another at 40 hours per week; this is inclusive of weekdays, weekends, evenings & bank holidays
Salary: £16,380 per annum for 30 hours a week post, £21,840 for 40 hours per week post (hourly rate of £10.50)
They welcome Greek speaking applicants as the person they support speaks both Greek and English, however, this is not a necessity of the role.
This post is advertised under Section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.
A full clean EU driving licence is essential for this role.
How to apply:
Please apply online to receive further instructions on how to complete the application process.
Our client is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and they are looking to recruit people who share these values. All their offers of employment are therefore subject to an enhanced DBS check, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and two satisfactory references.
Closing date: Monday 12th March 2018
Interviews held: Week commencing 12th March 2018
This role will include a second interview with the service user to ensure Support Workers are suitably matched.
They are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications form all sections of the community. Charity ref number 299889
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