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Support Worker - Advance UK, Poole

Salary details: £18295 - £18295

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Organisation
Third parties
Location
Dorset, Poole
Reference
REC/18/11024
Occupational group
Health & Social Care
Salary details
Up to £18,295.70 per annum pro rata including Geographical Allowance + an hourly rate for sleep ins
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Permanent
Contact
Tracy Cartwright-Terry
Contact email
tracy.cartwright-terry@advanceuk.org
Contact telephone
07860 409106
Closing Date
17 March 2019 11:00 PM
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About the role

We are looking to employ experienced Support Workers to work within a dedicated team in supporting young people with learning disabilities and/or autism with complex needs to prepare for adulthood.  You will provide practical assistance and emotional support to deliver personalised support to enable the young people to realise their hopes, dreams and aspirations in preparation for moving on to adult services. 

About the candidate

The successful candidate will have experience of working with young people and experience of working with people with learning difficulties and/or mental health needs. 

Working alongside the Services Manager and other external agencies, an understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements is a pre-requisite, as is a passion about ensuring the service we deliver is tailored to the individual needs of our customers and follows our person-centred approach. 

Some of the tasks you may be involved in are

- accessing the community

- budgeting and shopping

- accompanying customers to appointments

- maintaining family relationships

- personal care and medication support

- food preparation and menu planning

- other daily living skills

Benefits and rewards

- Competitive rates of pay, reimbursement of mileage expenses paid above market rates and a free DBS

- Essential car users will benefit from the reimbursement of their annual MOT test fee

- Paid holiday of up to 38 days plus bank holidays per year (pro-rata for part-time employees)

- Access to a lone-worker support system

- Enrolment in a pension scheme with matched contributions above the statutory minimum

- Free, nationally-recognised training linked to all aspects of the role

- Staff discounts at over 250 high-street retailers including Marks and Spencer, Mothercare, Sainsbury’s, Apple and many more

- Access to Health Assured employee assistance programme, providing 1-1 support 24 hours a day.