Job Reference: MARB0923

Support Worker - Porthpean (MARB)

St Austell

Salary: £11.55-£11.75 per hour

Hours: 37.5

Closing Date: 11/11/2023

Job Description

Havencare is a forward-thinking and growing charity.  We have been making a difference for 35 years, changing the lives of people who have learning disabilities, autism, brain injuries, and other support needs. Our big aims include every person having a home that is right for them, and support for the life they choose.

At Havencare, first and foremost, we are looking for outstanding people who align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.

We are looking for enthusiastic, resourceful, and forward-thinking people and are excited to be recruiting Support Workers to support individuals within our service in St Austell, Cornwall.

About the Role:

Your role would involve supporting a young man with all aspects of day-to-day living, promoting personal care, in his home and out in the community.

Understanding trauma, autism and a resilient approach to supporting people who present with daily distresses is a must.

‘B’ requires 1:1 support throughout the day to meet his needs. He occasionally requires 2:1 support.

Due to the levels of distress ‘B’ can experience, 2:1 is required when accessing the community to help him feel safe as new places, dogs and people cause him frustrations and distresses. Helping him to build his confidence and work on strategies to manage such situations.

Support with planning meals, medication administration and most importantly develop relationships with his family to support his emotional wellbeing.

Spending the day on the log flume at Camel Creek excites him. Driving in his car is vitally important to him. He fulfils his day seeking out different sensory experiences. He adores his family. He is creative and will find a need for any object within his creativity. He struggles to part with things and needs your help to keep his home uncluttered and safe.  He is autistic and has delayed development and barriers with communication that can cause him distress. He benefits from structure and planned routines.

Knowing ‘B’ well we feel that patient and calm natured people would work best. Someone that is happy to sit quietly with him, someone that will use techniques to engage him in activities. Someone that will work towards encouraging him to explore his local community. Someone that can support his sensory diet.

‘B’ requires overnight support as he can struggle with sleep and can become distressed at night-time. Once settled he will need his team to help him to adopt strategies to promote settled night routines.

‘B’s’ home is part of a ‘supported lifestyles’ model, where he benefits from access to a shared hub space where he likes to chill, watch TV and use the space for art activities.

If you share the passion to improve this young man’s life and opportunities, then this could be a great opportunity for you to work in an environment that cares about people supporting people.

‘B’ is happy to be supported by both males and females. He has his own car so a clean driving license would be beneficial.

Experience and understanding individuals that can become distressed is advantageous. A knowledge of PBS delivery is essential.

About the usual working pattern:

This will post requires weekday, weekend, morning, afternoons and evenings. ​Support delivery to begin at 9am through to 3pm and 10pm. 2:1 shift is currently 11am-7pm but is constantly being reviewed to meet his needs and support the activities he likes to engage with. There is the opportunity to work longer days.

We are also looking for people to work from 10pm through to 7am. As a waking night. We are open to part-time or full-time team members. We are looking for people to workday shifts and night shifts.  We facilitate a 2-week rolling pattern for continuity of delivery. We also welcome casual staff that are unable to commit to a rolling pattern but would like to pick up shifts on an ad hoc basis.

We will provide you with:

  • Quality training and development opportunities to maintain and enhance your skills and knowledge
  • Free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
  • Big financial rewards through our Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
  • Paid DBS
  • The opportunity to earn overtime.
  • …and more!

Closing date: 

The closing date for this vacancy is 9th December 2023. Applications will be considered as and when received.

​If your application is successful, any offer of employment will be subject to:

  • A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and subsequent registration for the DBS Update Service
  • 2 acceptable / satisfactory references
  • Evidence of eligibility / right to work in the UK