Learning Difficulties and Autism Support Worker

Home Group

  • Location:
    West Yorkshire
  • Salary:
    £17,600 to £18,000 pa

Job Description

Learning Difficulties and Autism Support Worker

Permanent/Flexible, Full Time (37.5 hpw),

Salary of £17,600 to £18,000 pa, pro rata

Sleep In Shifts of £35.00
From £9.00 per hour if you’d prefer to work on a casual basis

Plus brilliant benefits! 
 
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
 
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers, who have learning difficulties and autism. They live in a supported living in Kirklees which is staffed 24/7 as well as having a 1;1 package in place and shared house not too far apart that is supported 1;1 and sleeps. We help our customers to live independently feeling enabled.
 
Customer quote
“I think that all the staff are really nice and the support I get is really good because they are helping me to go to the gym.”
 
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team, who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us we’re not just a team we’re a “work family”. There are 16 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! Allanna is our time to change champion and Angela and others are completing Level 2 diplomas so there is plenty of opportunities to upskill alongside your role.
 
Working hours 
You’ll work on a rota basis between the hours of 7am to waking nights or sleep in and take your turn working, weekends and bank holidays. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend it on doing the things that matter to you!
 
Bank
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank. You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.
 
About you
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.
 
We help change our customers’ lives for the better. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations. You’ll work with our Senior Support Workers and external agencies to assess and engage support for our customers. We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we’ll make a difference!
 
To keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy or at the very least not a technophobe!

However we’re glad to support you, if you need help.  
 
To make sure our customers are well supported, it’s important that you have worked in a supported living environment before. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help you to understand how things work at Home Group!
 
It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here!
 
As you will support customers to get into the community, you’ll need to travel around to spend time with your customers. You could do this role using public transport.
 
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.

Want to know more?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the support worker job description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!
 
To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.
 
You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

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