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Enabler/Support Worker

Location: Leamington Spa, Midlands Rate of Pay: £10.00 per hour

Hours per Week: 1.5 hours per week

Job Reference: ASKB Expires: 9th February 2018

About the Employer

To provide social support and inclusion to a 14 year old boy who has Autism living in the Leamington Area. Your role will be to support the individual to access different activities in and outside of his home; this may include playing with game consoles, trampolining and other similar activities whilst avoiding crowed places. 


Summary of Duties

To facilitate and support the individual in decision making, promoting choice, involvement and control.

Ensure the individual’s needs are met through planning and reviewing.

Support the individuals’ participation in social, leisure, educational opportunities with the local community.

Interact and participate with the individuals development of self-help skills, supporting to him to reach his potential for independence.

A willingness to travel to support the delivery of the individuals needs.

To ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

To complete and maintain accurate timesheets/mileage sheets

You have a responsibility as an Employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately.  You must record all details in the accident book.

You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident.


The Person They Are Looking For

Required skills

 

Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with Autism and learning disability.

A commitment to a service which provides support to vulnerable individuals, and which is respectful and according to the individuals’ wishes.

Commitment to anti-oppressive and non-discriminatory practice

Good communication skills.

Able to work on own initiative

Honesty, reliability and trustworthiness.

The ability to understand and mange challenging behaviour.

Support with personal care (to ensure personal hygiene after toileting).

 

Desired:

 

Good general education

Flexible and innovative approach to working

Experience of working in a care/support setting, ideally with individual s with Autism and learning disability.

Car Owner/Driver- business insurance will be required when supporting the individual on activities etc.


The Times Required

Variable. 6 hours every 4 weeks but can be used in blocks of 2, 3 or 6 hours and will be agreed in advance with sufficient notice.


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