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Specialist Support Worker

  • Taunton, Somerset
  • Permanent
  • Up to £14 per hour
  • Carer for the Twins
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Job Overview

Are you passionate about making a difference? We are looking for a dedicated specialist support worker to work with the twins.

Essential for this role:

Valid drivers licence and ability to drive

Good computer skills

This position is a genuine occupational requirement covered under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and therefore only applications from females are requested.

We are looking for someone who has some shared interests, baking, arts and crafts and using an iPad and someone who is compassionate, your kindness and patience will make all the difference to your relationship with them. The twins need someone who can see their potential and someone who will work with them to problem solve and enjoy their activities and importantly, encourage them on their journey to living their best life. This is a job where you really get to make a difference.

Date Applications Close: 05/08/2024

Currently the twins are supported in their family home by their dad and so you really need to understand and value the importance of family relationships. He is a very important person in their life, and you will be working closely with him. The main communication method is British Sign Language. If you have any experience of using this, it would be an advantage, but full training will be given to the right person.

We are interested to hear from you if you have a great set of values, if you can demonstrate genuine care and empathy and a flexible approach and if you can be creative and adaptive. We are looking for someone who really is a specialist in their role and someone who is willing and able to go beyond the limits to support the twins on the next step of their journey.

You must have:

  • Patience, an ability to stay calm under pressure, a willingness to learn new skills and a commitment to building relationships.
  • Previous experience of working effectively with young adults with autism and commitment to them learning new skills and getting a good life that makes sense to them
  • Willingness to engage with an exciting training package, including intensive interaction, PECs, TEACCH and British Sign Language as well as understanding Positive Behaviour Support and how to manage, challenge and change.
  • Experience in personal care

Benefits:

  • 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

We are committed to recruiting candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding, and therefore we apply robust recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that the people selected are right for the job, and that all candidates are appropriately screened prior to appointment, including obtaining references and DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) clearance. A DBS check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).