Would you like to make a difference in the lives of young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism? Are you a support worker looking for a fresh opportunity?
This service is a highly specialised school with associated residential homes for young people between the ages of 6 and 19 who suffer with Autism and complex needs. Located in Astley Village, Chorley, Oliver House School enjoys a peaceful setting next to the beautiful Astley Park which includes a Pets Corner, lake, walled gardens and historic woodland as well as a café.
The school is supported by a group of medium sized residential homes located across Preston, Chorley and Leyland, which provide specialist, tailored care to service users. Continuity is the Key to providing the high quality of care, with staff working across both the residential and school sites. This innovative approach provides much needed familiarity and structure for the young person being looked after as well as minimising transitions throughout the course of a typical school day. In practice, this means that often the same staff member helping the young person with their morning care routine at the home is the same person with them on the bus to school, and the same person supporting them in lessons throughout the day.
These residential homes are looking to recruit high quality support workers to continue to provide excellent care to their service users.
Benefits IncludeBecome part of a well established, national healthcare provider33 days annual leave (inc. bank holidays)Full training and support to gain qualificationsEnhanced disclosure cost coverageComprehensive inductionOnline benefits and cashback rewardsCycle to work schemeDental InsuranceTravel InsuranceSMART Childcare VouchersSMART Pension optionHealth Cash Plan
Responsibilities IncludeProviding excellent support for young adults with Autism and learning difficultiesBuilding relationships with service users and their familiesFollowing care plans to help service users reach their goalsAssisting 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 that 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
The Ideal Candidate WouldHave Autism experienceHave minimum experience of 6 months working in a residential settingBe patient, sociable and empathetic, in order to establish good relationships with our young people based on confidence, trust, understanding and mutual respectWilling to perform personal care tasksBe prepared to deal with challenging behaviour which may be exhibited by a young person at any time for any number of reasonsBe willing to assist in household maintenance tasks such as cleaning in order to maintain the high level of cleanliness expected within the children's homesHave worked in a challenging behaviour setting beforeHave physical intervention experienceBe enthusiastic and willing to learnBe able to deal with challenging behaviourNVQ level 2 in Health and social care or above would be an advantage (not essential)
If you believe you could take on this highly rewarding position and would like to make a real difference to the lives of service users then please apply today.
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