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Job Field:  Health and Social Care
Job Ref:  CCMSW04
Position:  Permanent
Discipline:  Support Work
Speciality:  Adults with autism
County:  West Yorkshire
Min Experience:  12 months supporting adults with learning disabilities and or autism
Annual Salary:  15,600
Benefits:  Pension, Health Care
UK Residency Required:  Yes
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Overview

An opportunity has arisen for a Male Support Worker, to work with adults with autism within day and outreach settings in Leeds. The role of Male Support Worker involves providing support to adults with autism in their development of essential skills, in order to stimulate confidence, independence and enhance their quality of life. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Male Support Worker to join this highly esteemed organisation and to ensure the highest standards of support is provided to adults with autism. The hours tend to be Monday to Friday, 08.45 to 16.15.

My client is a registered charity, with an excellent reputation for providing support to adults with autism to be as independent as possible, leading interesting and fulfilling lives. They provide a range of services for adults with Autism and related conditions which are specialised, innovative, of high quality and well resourced.

Responsibilities:  

Support adults with autism to experience life opportunities and promote the growth of individuals to their maximum potential.

Support with attending appointments, shopping, social and sport activities, pursuing hobbies, general support to enable service users to be more independent.

Provide support to the Care Manager, Deputy, Team Leaders, Lead and Senior Support Workers, maintaining an effective physical, social and emotional environment.

Work responsibly with the implementation of identified and agreed service user plans.

Ensure the safe administration and storage of medication
Promote sound care planning practices in the service.

Participate actively in regular Support and Development (supervision) sessions with designated members of staff.

Plan in conjunction with service users to achieve outcomes agreed in line with their plans.

Ensure the welfare and development of all service users by providing the highest standards of care and ensuring that appropriate attention is paid to their spiritual, physical, cultural, social, educational and recreational needs in accordance with service user plans.

Support service users in structured activities in line with service user plans.

Recognise changes in service user’s physical, social and emotional well-being and bring this to the attention of the line manager.

Maintain friendly, empathetic, informative but professional relationships with families/friends, advocates and professionals as delegated.

Act as a motivated staff team member and work enthusiastically towards and supporting the needs of service users.

Skills & Attributes Ideally have NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate with residents, team members and other professionals such as social workers.
Ability to listen and motivate individuals to partake in hobbies, learning development and social events to help them lead fulfilling and independent lives.
Understanding of learning disabilities, mental health problems and autism.
Willingness to work flexible hours.
Passion to provide excellent standard of care and enjoy providing opportunities to enable residents to develop confidence and fulfil their potential.

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