Job Reference: Support Worker, Waking Nights – Leedstown

Support Worker

Leedstown, Hayle

Salary: £12.55-£12.75 per hour (night-working rate 2200-0700)

Hours: 18 hours per week

Closing Date: 14/10/2023

Job Description

Havencare Homes and Support Limited is a forward-thinking charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism.  At Havencare we don’t think that experience is everything, first and foremost we are looking for outstanding people with outstanding values that align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.

We have a great opportunity for someone who has a thirst to learn about autism and non-verbal communication skills to join our existing team supporting two autistic gentlemen, who recently moved into their new home.  If you are enthusiastic and resourceful and want to play an important role for change and liberation, then this role could be for you.

To help decide if this opportunity is right for you, here’s some more information about the role and the two individuals you would be supporting …

Gentleman 1 is an autistic man in his early 30s, who enjoys nothing more than spending time relaxing in the garden, listening and taking in all the interesting sounds that nature can offer.  He also enjoys marine life and visiting aquariums; getting lost in watching a tranquil pond or lake or sitting in a café and watching the world go by.  If you share similar interests to this gentleman and have an interest in sensory profiling, then this could be the role for you.

Gentleman 2 is an autistic man in his mid-50s who is incredibly active and loves nothing more than being out in the fresh air, by the sea and spending time with his loving and devoted family. He also enjoys swimming and watersports and a good fish and chip supper.  If you are a keen gardener who loves nothing more than planting and landscaping and are partial to a good singsong and dancing then you share similar interests to this gentleman, and this could be the role for you.

During the day one of these gentlemen are supported by 2 members of staff when accessing the community to ensure they can remain safe and get the best and most meaningful experience from their days.

During the night you will find yourself giving reassurance to one of these gentlemen, if sleep is disturbed. The other gentleman may want support to choose snacks, he will also look to fulfill his sensory needs and encouragement to ‘chill’ to get the best from his sleep routines. There will also be an expectation to keep on top of cleaning tasks where possible.

If you share the same passion and interest as these 2 amazing gentlemen, then this opportunity enables you to combine your own interests with your work, and we’d love to hear from you.

Available shifts

Week 1: Thursday: 22:00-07:00, Saturday: 22:00-07:00, Sunday: 22:00-07:00

Week 2: Monday: 22:00-07:00

Desirable: A driving license is preferable as both gentlemen have their own vehicles, but this may be negotiable for the right candidate.

In return we will provide

 Quality training to ensure you have all the skills you require to succeed

  • Continual 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
  • Financial incentive for our Refer a Friend Scheme
  • Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
  • Paid DBS

Closing date: The closing date for this vacancy is the 14th October 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

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