Senior Support Worker – The Burrows
It’s an exciting time for Autism West Midlands, and you can be part of an incredible journey to enrich the lives of the people that we support! If you’ve not already heard about us, here is a little summary:
- We are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people with Autism.
- We have six residential homes; two supported living establishments, and provide support in the community to hundreds of people on the autism spectrum and their families. Including help to find and keep jobs!
- Our vision is a world where people with autism are universally understood and accepted as equal citizens.
Autism West Midlands are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic and caring Senior Support Worker to work at our new purpose built supported living service based in Droitwich. We are looking for someone who has the genuine passion and motivation to make a difference
- To enable the people we support to live a rewarding and fulfilling life by working with a person-centred approach and leading by example when providing direct hands on support
- Lead the support workers that are supporting individuals on a day to day basis by involving them with in-house and external activities
- Liaise with professionals, family members & friends of the people we support to ensure high quality support and consistency, ensuring diplomacy and tact at the same time as guaranteeing confidentiality and positive relations are maintained
- To take delegated responsibility for key tasks as directed by the Assistant Manager and Registered Care Manager
- Work as part of a management team to ensure the effective running of the service.
As this is a new service, a key part of the role will involve transitioning the young adults into their new home and developing life skills.
This is a truly unique role which enables you to develop your management and leadership skills as well as positively impact the lives of adults with autism by delivering person centred support. Your main responsibility will be leading the support shifts and ensuring staff are working in a person centred way.
What we are looking for:
- Previous experience within the care environment either within a residential service, community supported living or outreach.
- The ability to inspire staff and promote a positive working culture.
- The ability to plan, organise and write reports.
- A full, clean UK driving licence.
You will be working in the core of our industry so you will need to be committed, flexible and reliable so that you can make a difference to our service.
Where will I be working?
You will be working at our brand new purpose built service based in Droitwich. The service will be home to 8 young adults with Autism.
Hours: 37.5 hours (to be worked over a 7 day rota)
Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
What are the Benefits?
- Life Assurance Scheme
- A comprehensive induction and specialist training programme
- A fully paid Healthcare Scheme – this allows you to claim back money for dental, optical and many more treatments!
- On Call Payments
- Opportunity to be a part of a pension scheme.
- Free access to an Employee assistance programme for advice and support
- Management Development Training
- Discounts at leisure centres
- 28 days holidays (inclusive of bank holidays) which increase to 33 over 5 years’ service
- Company Sick Pay after successful completion of 6 months’ probation
- Rotas prepared well in advance
The information that we receive from your CV is requested for the ‘Legitimate interest purposes.’ As an employer, we require the information contained within your CV in order to make a assess your suitability for the position. The information will be shared with HR team and recruiting Manager. Your CV will be deleted if it is not progressed past the shortlisting stage within 2 months of providing you with feedback.