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Support Worker

  • Honiton, Devon
  • Permanent
  • Up to £12.36 per hour + After probation 12.89£/hour
  • Carer for Clair
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Job Overview

Clair loves animals, especially dogs and her ambition in the future is to be a dog walker. She enjoys beach walks and the countryside and her other favourite thing is a love for the 80's era, especially the music.

Currently we are looking for female applicants as all male positions are already filled.

Date Applications Close: 23/05/2024

Contract: 15h per week

Clair has spent a lot of her life in a long stay hospital, at times she is struggling to adjust to having her own home and so she needs support in this area. She already has a great team, she is just looking for some additional staff who are able to support her in the next chapter of her life, which is to increase her independence and build on her confidence. Clair is very independent so there is minimal requirement for her team to support her around her home. She does however need reassurance around her emotions and help to make sense of these.

She has Autism and can find the world a little confusing and frustrating at times. When Clair is happy and well, she is great company and she loves to get out and about, she loves dogs and will take every opportunity she can to get involved in dog walking. She also loves an 80's vibe and loves the music associated with this era. Clair is looking for caring and empathic support staff and so you should be someone who can understand the journey she has been on.

You should have a mature outlook with a good level of emotional intelligence, someone who doesn't take things personally and someone who is prepared to work with Clair to support her to achieve her potential. It is an incredibly rewarding job and we offer full training and training that will support both your personal and professional development.

Ideally you will:

  • Have some similar interests to Clair
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be reliable and flexible
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Be keen to make a difference to Clair's life
  • Have good communication skills
  • Have some god core skills, patience and kindness
  • Be committed to the values of inclusion

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

A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) 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).