Hi! My name is Damien, I am 18 and have a diagnosis of Autism, general Global Developmental Delay, Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities and Developmental Coordination Disorder. My behaviour can be challenging at times and I have communication and interaction needs. I am very social and love being around people, I am always supportive of my peers and very caring and considerate to others. Relationships are really important to me and so are my family. I try to spend lots of time with them. I am very outgoing and love being busy, I regularly and confidently use my car, the bus and metro to access the community. I used to love trying really hard in education and am trying to find activities and groups now I have left education. I am always proud of the work I do, and put a lot of thought into it. I love woodwork, anything to do with cars, and all the Disney Channel classics. I love being out and about, especially looking around charity shops and going to the amusements! I also enjoy baking things and am developing my confidence in cooking. I am not always on the go, I like to wind down by watching TV and playing games on my phone and Xbox.
Seco Support, support adults and young people with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health difficulties to live in their own homes in the community. They are a friendly and compassionate, person-centred company with significant experience in developing individual packages of support. They are looking for Support Workers to build my new team in Gateshead. I need staff for varying shifts patterns as I require 2-1 support during the day and 2-1 Waking night. We currently require full time, part time and bank staff. All staff must have flexibility and able to work days, nights and weekends.
Overall objectives of the post:
To be part of a team providing support for adults and young people with Learning Disabilities, complex needs, mental health problems and/or who may exhibit challenging or offending behaviour. Enabling supported people to maximise individual potential for independence within the home and the community as appropriate. To help create a home environment that is happy, safe, empowering and stimulating ensuring the supported person has valued relationships in their life.
My teams key responsibilities are:
To encourage me to develop life skills in relation to domestic task, social activities, money management and relations
To support my education and attendance
To support me in my chosen area of occupation (if applicable)
Carry out and support a range of household tasks including cleaning, cooking, washing, minor maintenance and repair tasks as directed, ensuring that high standards of hygiene and cleanliness are maintained at all times
To participate in my assessments and help with the preparation of my individual plans, implementation of action plans and attending my reviews.
To be fully conversant and act in accordance with Seco Support’s Policies, Procedures and systems
Promote my personal autonomy ensuring this reflects my views, wishes and opinions.
Record and inform management of any changes observed in my physical health or behaviour and assist with any necessary action in emergencies or where changes require medical attention
Liaise as required with my family, advocates and professionals
Comply with all of the legal responsibilities under Health and Safety legislation
Be aware of and act in accordance with requirements and all internal rules relating to Health & Safety and hygiene, also fire service and Environmental Health Department regulations
Carry out and support me with house administration
Co-operate with and participate positively in staff activities and duties, including staff and house meetings, supervision session’s performance, review and training
Undertake all other duties and tasks commensurate with scope and grade of post as directed by management
Seco Support is dedicated to providing support that is flexible and responsive to changing needs so this list is not exclusive.
What you need to work with me
Full UK Driving licence Required
· NVQ L2 Qualification or equivalent
· At least 1 years’ experience working with autism/LD/challenging behaviour
Full training will be provided through Seco Supports full induction programme and online learning.
The following attributes are a must as I am looking to recruit resilient, observant and likeminded Support Workers who have:
- Good communication skills
- Sense of Humour
- Open Mindedness
- The ability to see me as a person
- Ability to adapt their communication to meet my needs and preferences
- Understanding of my complex history
Full referencing and a full enhanced check of the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) will be required for this position.
· An exceptionally strong hourly rate at £11.00 per hour, increasing to £12.00 per hour in April 2024
· Company pension
· Access to the ‘Employee Assistance Programme’
· Access to the Blue Light discount card
· Full Induction Programme
· Continuous learning and development
· Career progression
If you want to join my journey and be part of my team please complete an application. We look forward to hearing from you.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time
Salary: £11.00-12.00 per hour
- Casual dress
- Company pension
- Health & wellbeing programme
- Store discount
- Day shift
- Every weekend
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
Work Location: In person