Are you looking for an exciting new role / do you love a challenge?
This Unique Experienced Support Workerwill be proactive and a caring individual that will support a young adults with severe learning disabilities, challenging and complex behaviour.
We provide the right support for a person, their family, and friends to help people lead a meaningful life and learn new skills without unnecessary restrictions. It is not simply about getting rid of problematic behaviour. With the right support at the right time the likelihood of behaviour that challenges are reduced.
We are a person-centred framework for providing long term support to people with a learning disability, and/or autism, including those with mental health conditions, who have, or may be at risk of developing, behaviours that challenge. It is a blend of person-centred values and behavioural science and uses evidence to inform decision-making. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approaches are based on a set of overarching values. These values include the commitment to providing support that promotes inclusion, choice, participation, and equality of opportunity.
Perks and Benefits of being a Support Worker:
As well as the fulfilment of knowing you’re supporting others to live a rewarding life, you’ll also have access to a range of benefits:
As a Support Worker, you will be expected to be able to understand a person’s plan and demonstrate the ability to carry out strategies and intervention management as indicated by the PBS advisor, as well as Identifying and recording things in the environment which make challenging behaviour more likely for the person. You will also ensure that current guidance is adhered to, including risk assessments and support plans. The role also includes ensuring that information is recorded according to the agreed procedures, e.g. ABC forms, behaviour recording forms and that support workers are correctly completing these forms in a timely manner.
What Skills Do I Need to be a Support Worker?
You will need to be calm with a quiet confidence and be able to have a relaxed, positive, upbeat and flexible attitude. Along with:
· Being able to make things fun and have a laugh at times
· Being resilient, not taking things personally and talking about your own stress
· Using eyes and ears to “listen” to what the person is trying to communicate
· Giving clear direction without being confrontational
· Giving clear instructions and feedback
· Being able to reflect and see the world through the eyes of the person you support
· Understand behaviour strategies and de-escalation techniques.
· Understand and identify early warning signs and triggers.
Above all, we are looking for people who are friendly, patient, compassionate and honest. You will need to have a creative approach which will improve individual’s quality of life and enjoy the challenge of supporting people well.
Click apply today and our friendly Recruitment Team will be in touch to discuss the Support Worker role.