Bank Enabling Support Worker - Somerset, Northfields - £9.25 per hour

Job reference: 000162

Location: Somerset

Salary: £9.25 Per Hour

Employment type: Bank

Department: Operations

Hours per week: Bank

Would you enjoy working in Social Care?

Do you have the values, passion and empathy we are looking for?

You do not need any qualifications or experience to join us as a Enabling Support Worker  We only ask that you have the ambition to make a positive contribution to people’s life, are compassionate and kind. If this is you, we would love to hear from you.

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Northfields is a supported living service locate in Bridgewater Somerset. The people we support in this service have varying needs from mild to moderate learning disabilities, autism and complex needs (challenging behaviour)

We are looking for a team of skilled, creative and experienced enabling support workers to support one individual in her own flat. The ration of staff is as follows 2:1 during the day and one person on a wake during the night.

Your role will include:

* Supporting the individual to lead a full and active life and do things they enjoy, sensitively and persistently trying to new things to open up new opportunities for the person supported 
* Developing the individual independent living skills and involving them in aspects of maintaining and developing their home, including cooking, shopping, cleaning and decorating;
* Supporting the individual in their sensory routine, trialling and testing new sensory experiences;
* Supporting the individual communicate their wants and needs and develop new ways of doing this, communicating with them in a person-centred way;
* Supporting the individual to manage their anxieties, using Positive Behaviour Support and Autism-specific approaches;

Personal Attributes:

* Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in with the hobbies and interests of the person supported  and is able to facilitate connections with new people and places;
* Has a reasonable level of physical fitness and is able / likes to participate in active pursuits such as running and swimming;
* Is confident enough to try new things and take positive risks on a regular basis;
* Exudes a warm friendly and fun presence;
* Prefers working as part of a group or team;
* Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement;

Skills, Knowledge and experience:

* NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
* Minimum 2 years of experience working with customers with Autism/Challenging Behaviour/learning disabilities
* Driving licence and a willingness to drive as part of support duties;

* Experience of engaging vulnerable people with complex needs in meaningful activities


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