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Cheadle, North West
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11 September 2019
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Are you a support worker looking for a fresh opportunity? Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people with Autism? If you would like to take up this exciting challenge then please read on.

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) refers to a range of conditions which affects a person's communication, interests and behaviour. It is estimated that about 1 in every 100 young people in the UK has ASD. Those suffering often require support in order to help them successfully socialise with others and thrive within their community. Offering this support takes an individual with patience, empathy and excellent social skills.

Our client is looking for experienced Support Workers to give dedicated support to service users and their families. This support role will give you great job satisfaction, a real feeling that you are changing and making a difference to someone's life. Not only will you be making a difference but you will be working as part of a fantastic and well supported team, that all have the same drive and determination to make a difference.

Benefits include:

* Free online and practical training courses and refreshers
* 37.5 Hours per week on rotating shift pattern, every other weekend off
* 33 days holiday, rising to 38 after 5 years
* An ethos which prioritises the development and progression of staff
* On site gym

Responsibilities of the job include:

* Providing excellent support for young adults with autism and learning difficulties
* Building relationships with service users and their families
* Following care plans to help service users reach their goals
* Assisting service users with daily care which can include but is not limited to: cooking, personal care and cleaning
* Helping these young people to enjoy activities within their local community. Building a positive relationship with these young people will allow you to identify activities that they will love!

* Finding a way to communicate that works for both you and the young person you're working with is of the utmost importance. This will help to build a relationship and minimise challenging behaviour

* You will be required to help these young people work through challenging times

Ideal candidate would:

* Have worked in a challenging behaviour setting before
* Willing to perform personal care tasks
* Have autism experience
* Have physical intervention experience
* Be enthusiastic and willing to learn
* Be able to deal with challenging behaviour
* Have minimum experience of 6 months working in a residential setting
* NVQ level 2 in Health and social care or above would be an advantage (not essential)
* Be fully flexible throughout the week
* Must have English and maths level 2 or equivalent

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity - please don't hesitate to apply online or alternatively call 0161 254 3633 and ask for John.

Randstad Care acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Care is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone.

Did you know that Randstad Care have been awarded a place on the National Clinical Staffing Framework for the NHS? This means we will be able to bring you more opportunities within nursing & midwifery and clinical staffing.