| Specialist Support Worker
Learning Disabilities | 1 E3 |£12.73 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | Permanent | Job Ref: BD8227 | Posted: 21/09/2022
Central is currently recruiting for a female only Specialist Behavioural Support Worker, to work in the Tower Hamlets area. In this role, you will assist adults with learning disability, autism and associated complex needs in supported living.
The successful candidate will be required to work 40 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday and one weekend every other weekend, covering early (7:30AM - 3:30PM) and late (2:30PM - 10:30PM) shifts. This contract is on a temporary to permanent basis. The pay rate for this role is £11.11 per hour, with £1.62 holiday pay, totalling £12.73 per hour.
In this position, you will responsible for:
- Supporting the customer to undertake a full timetable of preferred activities including sport and leisure activities, attending community groups, visiting local amenities, and introducing them to new activities to expand their horizons and networks.
- Developing the customer's independent living skills and involving them in all aspects of maintaining and developing their home, including cooking, shopping, cleaning, and decorating.
- Supporting the customer to communicate their wants and needs and communicating with them in a person-centred way.
- Supporting the customer to manage their anxieties and frustrations, using Positive Behaviour Support and Autism-specific approaches.
- Collating a range of behavioural data and essential paperwork to be analysed within our local management structure.
- Driving customers to activities using the customer's vehicle, in rotation with the wider team.
- Communicating with family members and a range of other key stakeholders including social work, psychology, and commissioning teams.
- Supporting the customer with personal care.
- Reporting and analysing observations relating to customer behaviour and welfare and maintain records
- Participating in team meetings/reviews, support planning, risk management, positive behavioural support analysis and the general development of the service.
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Minimum 2 years of experience working with customers with Autism/Challenging Behaviour/learning disabilities and supporting them in line with a Positive Behaviour Support framework
- Experience working with mental health clients and in trauma informed care
- Ability to cope positively with behaviours of concern.
- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
- Driving licence and a willingness to drive as part of support duties
Please note this role is female only. Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement - Equality Act 2010.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible