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Female Support Worker

Posted 11 days ago

  • Prees, Shropshire
  • Any
  • External
  • Expires In 3 months

Description



Pay rate: £13.50 per hour (weekly pay)
Shift Pattern: Monday – Sunday -
8am – 20:00pm & 20:00pm - 8am
Location: Prees, Shropshire
Requirements: UK driver’s license & own vehicle. Learning disability experience & experience dealing with complex behaviours.
Introduction:
The role will be supporting a lady in her twenties with Mild learning disabilities and Prader Willi Syndrome (PWS). The person we support likes doing puzzles, Horse riding, Arts and crafts, Shopping, Cooking, Swimming, and going to the Sauna/Jacuzzi. Due to the lady, we support we can accept Female applicants only.


They are supported on a 3:1 day and 2:1 waking nights staffing ratio, on a 24/7 basis. Due to the client’s communication needs, she requires staff members who can articulate clearly and confidently to avoid any miscommunication.
If you are reliable and looking for a role that truly makes a difference to someone else’s life, then we want to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities




  • Working with the young person to build routine through a structured daily planner. To include meaningful opportunities for leisure and skill building, to develop greater independence and enrich her quality of life.

  • Engage in activities that the young person enjoys, such as cooking/baking, swimming, jigsaw puzzles, colouring in/crafting and shopping.

  • Supporting the young person to engage in voluntary work, exploring opportunities working with animals such as helping at horse stables or a dog charity/kennels.

  • Ensure the young person is provided with a healthy, balanced diet which limits sweet treats and high calorie items and understand how this can be problematic for the young person due to PWS diagnosis. You need an understanding of Prader Willi Syndrome, and how these impacts on a person’s rapid weight gain. The detrimental consequences to health, emotional state, behavioural responses, and well-being. 

  • Following and practicing guidelines in the Positive Behaviour Support plan, the ability to work consistently within a team and be solution focussed is essential.

Skills, Knowledge and Expertise




  • Experience with mild learning disabilities.

  • Knowledge of Prader Willi Syndrome.

  • Be able to Articulate clearly and confidently to avoid any miscommunication. 

  • Female only applications.

  • UK drivers license and own vehicle.

Benefits




  • Access to Westfield Rewards – an exclusive rewards website, with access to special offers on all your favourite goods and services from over 1,000 leading online and high street retailers, restaurants, travel companies and destinations

  • Access to the Blue Light Card discount scheme

  • Attractive holiday entitlement

  • Opportunity to obtain NVQ’s in Health and Social Care

  • Progression opportunities within the organisation

  • Ongoing training and development

  • Pension enrolment

  • Access to Westfield Health Cash Plan


  • A great Refer a Friend scheme – receive up to £500 through our Care Friends rewards scheme when you refer a friend or family member.


 

About Learning Disability and Autism

We are a leading healthcare provider in the UK, and a CQC Registered business, founded in 2006, with more than 800 employees who are part of the Bespoke Family. The business is at an exciting stage in its journey and growing quickly.  We work together in a wide variety of locations to support adults and children with complex care needs, and a range of both physical and mental disabilities. 
We are individual-centred and our clients' needs are at the heart of everything we do.  Our teams are passionate about working in close partnership with our clients, to provide outstanding, tailored care that promotes empowerment, and do everything possible to help our clients to access new experiences. 
Our areas of expertise include: Learning Disabilities & Autism, Spinal Injuries, Physical Disabilities, Brain Injuries, Mental Health Conditions and Children's Services.
We offer great opportunities for our support workers to join a dedicated client care team, in a supportive and friendly environment, with lots of scope for development and progression.
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