Support Worker

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Salary Description
£15 an hour excellent
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Houghton ,
Near Huntingdon and St Ives
Job Description

Support Worker

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About me

I am 19 years old I have autism and I live with my family in Houghton PE28 which is between St Ives and Huntingdon. 

I am a massive retro gamer, and I collect retro consoles and I am happy to talk about their history.  I enjoy 1980’s music, anime – My Hero Academia

I turned 18/19 during lockdown and it would be great to go to the pub, socialise and have a pint and something to eat.  I would also like to plan going to a festival – I  have never been and this would be great.

I would like the opportunity to access and engage with my local community without relying on my family members.  There are a number of local social groups which I would like to try with support.

I like being active and its important for me to have continuity of regular and reliable support workers.

Hours and rate of Pay

Term Time (36 weeks) 4 hours per week

Holiday Time (16 weeks) 10 hours per week

Days and hours can be discussed prior to/at interview

Rate of pay:  £13 per hour

The post will include 5.6 weeks paid annual leave (pro-rata)

Enhanced DBS check will be required.

What you would be doing…

To have some regular time away from the family home that will enable me to increase my confidence and skill in accessing the community without family members.

To increase my life skills, in particular accessing local community, accessing public transport, shopping and budgeting tasks.

Support me to increase my confidence in using local shops, such as being able to select items from the shelves and knowing what to do at the till and when making payments.

Support me to understand what constitutes as essential and non-essential food items and where to locate them in the shop.

Support to access and increase my confidence and skill in using public transport. This could involve learning specific routes and formal support taken

Establish a close working relationship on a one-to-one basis and discuss and resolve problems as they arise

The person I would like…

Someone who is a car owner/driver, and has experience in supporting young people with Autism, either in a formal setting, in the community or from personal experiences.

You should have experience of supporting people with anxiety, as my anxiety can lead to me to struggle to communicate my frustration and feelings of being overwhelmed in situations.

It is important that you have a good understanding and experience in Autism and be able to de-escalate any situations that may arise.

You should enjoy being active and have the skills to give me support with building my confidence & self esteem & promoting my independence.

You should have a genuine interest in the provision of high-quality care, be able to work flexible hours and be a good communicator and also possess the motivation to develop trust and understanding within the role.

In return you will have the opportunity to practice your skills, keep up to date with professional development as training will be provided. Be hardworking, reliable, committed, honest, and trustworthy with cheerful a sense of humour. 

“Please note that this advert has been placed on behalf of one of our customers.  Should your application be successful, and you are offered the position, you will be directly employed by the customer and not by PeoplePlus”


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