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Care Support Workers required. Young people with learning disabilities and mental health diagnoses

Old Costessey

Full Time

Cascade East Anglia

Closing Date: 31/03/18

Cascade supports people living with autism, mental health conditions and learning difficulties along the road to greater independence.

We believe all vulnerable people should receive safe, appropriate, high-quality care with the emphasis on health, education, community and a first-class living environment. That’s why we want to lead the way in the provision of this kind of care, ensuring that the principles of rights, choice and inclusion are enshrined in everything we do, and the benchmark begins and ends with us. Everything we do, every intervention, every piece of work is done together. We make things happen. But throughout it all, we are ‘with’, and never ‘for’.

Each person that we care for is different in their own way, but all with the same potential to lead better lives.

We give opportunities to people to be the best they can be. A chance to live a life they choose and a place in society that they want. We ask them how they want to live and what they want to do. We encourage them to take positive risks. Then we provide guidance, adaptive skills and care. Constant, continuous, collective care. The rest comes from them.

Most people arrive here with a need to develop their daily living skills. That’s why, when we assess their ability to live independently, we assess their adaptive skills.

These are the everyday skills needed to function, interact with others, and effectively take care of oneself. Such adaptive skills are essential to progression into independent living, and everyone is encouraged and motivated to improve.That’s why we address: Communication skills, leisure skills, community use, self direction, employment, health and safety, literacy and numeracy skills and social skills.

We believe in providing care which is appropriate to individual needs. Each person plays an integral role in planning and implementing their own care, being encouraged to review and evaluate their progress on a regular basis. This process will enable them to plan their journey towards independent living at a pace that suits them. We achieve this through the nationally-recognised Outcomes Star method. This both measures and supports progress towards self-reliance and other goals. The stars are designed to be completed together as an integral part of keywork. All versions consist of a number of scales making it possible to plot, measure and prove progress on the journey.

Join our ambitious team, be a part of something that is so much more than ‘work’, and create real opportunities for the people we support. You’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you’ve changed someone’s life as we help you along a career path that takes you to all the places you want to go.