Mark has moved into his own home recently and he is currently building his support team that will work with him in his new home. He is looking for a senior support worker to work alongside his team leader, someone who will support him and the rest of his team with his day to day support needs.
Mark is a mischievous young man, he has autism and a learning disability which impacts on his communication and how he sees the world around him. He is energetic with some impulsive tendencies and he does not have any verbal communication, he needs his team to be understanding and patient with him while he gets used to living in his own home.
As the senior support worker, you must be able to demonstrate these skills and work with Mark in a compassionate way. Mark is at his best in an outdoors environment, he loves wildlife and nature and good structured surroundings. When chilling out he likes to watch Netflix and he loves spicy food.
He will take time to process requests and instructions, you should be a confident individual with the ability to express empathy. Part of your duties will include supporting the team leader with the rota, helping with absence, organising training for the team and liaising with other professionals and Mark's family. In return we can offer a great working environment with the chance to make a real difference to Mark's life.
We offer training and development that supports both your professional and personal development and the opportunity to work towards a recognised professional qualification.
Ideally you will:
Be looking to develop your leadership skills
Be happy to work as part of a small team
Have some similar interests to Mark
Have an understanding of Autism
Have a good level of IT skills
Understand the importance of person-centred work
Have some good communication skills
Be committed to the values of inclusion.
- We reward our staff with competitive salaries
- We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
- We have a company sick pay scheme
- Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
- Critical Illness cover, reassurance when you need it the most
- Life Insurance, reassurance for your family when they need it the most
- A really good mandatory induction
- Ongoing high quality training
- Career development opportunities
- A real chance to make a difference to someone's life.
A PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits Dumfries and Galloway , the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).