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CLOSED: Support Worker, Royston Herts

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We’re looking for Support Workers for our client in Royston! If you’d like more information, please do apply as soon as possible.

Our Client

Our client is a 20-year-old young man who has enduring needs arising from injuries sustained as a consequence of REI at the age of 7 years, he is dependent on others for certain aspects of his daily living needs.

Location

Our client is based in Royston, Hertfordshire.

Pay

Pay is dependent on the day and time of shifts worked but starts from £11 – £13 per hour.

Hours

Can you work a minimum of 16 hours per week? This will include evenings and regular weekend work.

We can agree these hours as part of a job share.

Do you know anyone who might want to job share with you? Please show them this advert too.

Role overview

You will support our client, within his own home and promote his independence in partnership with his Therapy team. Our client needs support with self-help skills, such as domestic duties, cooking, money management, time management and planning. You will help him in accessing the community via his Therapeutic programme, including participating in a number of outdoor and social activities in Royston, the surrounding areas and occasionally farther afield. Support needs to be flexible in approach and will involve weekends and some late evenings dependent on the activity that he is involved in.

About you

Previous experience of working with young adults with special needs is preferred but enthusiasm, patience and willingness to learn are as desirable. You must be confident about working in a client’s home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the client and his family. You will be able to demonstrate the need for confidentiality and privacy, have a good sense of humour and be reliable, sociable and trustworthy. You will be comfortable with budgeting and helping to run a household.

You will have a lively, creative personality and be willing to undertake adventurous outdoor activities. A full driving licence is required for this role in order to access the wider community and activities undertaken. Ideally you will be able to swim and ski. Candidates will also be asked to assist with support during holidays and short breaks.

Essential skills and experience

– Experience of neuro-rehab in a community setting and/or supporting young adults with neuro-impairment

– Physically fit and able to take part in adventurous outdoor activities.

– Able to run a household and budget accordingly.

– Excellent communication, social, numeracy and literacy skills

– Confident with using I.T

– Sense of humour

– Driving license

– Availability to accompany client on family holidays and weekends away

 

This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times.

Ongoing training and support will be provided.

You will require a DBS certificate for this post. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

Satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK is necessary.

 

Do apply as soon as possible as interviews will be held locally on Tuesday 20th February 2018.

The recruiting company is not a recruitment agency, we recruit direct for our clients so no agencies please.