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Direct Payment Support Service
Closing Date: 08/07/20
To enable an active 31-year-old young man with severe learning difficulties and complex communication needs, to live in his own home and engage in everyday activities.
Location: Wymondham, Norfolk
To work 3-4 day shifts and 1 or 2 night shifts per week. Full time staff are expected to work at least 1 weekend shift. Shifts are 6 or 10 hours working as part of a small care team giving 30 hours of support daily.
NB – This job involves working as part of a team to support a young adult
I am a lively fun loving person and because of my short attention span I can be quite exhausting and demanding at times.
I love loud music and listening to my ipod. Although I like to watch DVDs, I also enjoy being outdoors and or to go swimming. My family are very important to me and I love to see them regularly. I am able to feed and dress myself, although you may need to help me put my t-shirt on the right way round. I require assistance with my personal care and need to be reminded to wash hands, brush teeth or put clothes in the laundry basket instead of on the floor. Although I am willing to assist with household chores, you will need to help me to do them correctly and be responsible for keeping my house clean & tidy.
I have a good sense of humour, although I often laugh at others misfortune. I have very limited speech but my understanding is reasonable. I do get very frustrated if I cannot understand things or things are not explained clearly. I have obsessional behaviours around my favourite toys and activities but I am hoping that you can help me broaden my interests.
Listed below are the skills, competencies and qualities that are essential and desirable for the post. My assessment of these, both on application and at interview, will be the main factor in determining if you are successful. Please refer to these when submitting your application.
Knowledge and Experience of working with people who have Severe Learning Disabilities and Autism
Experience of working with people who have complex and challenging behaviours and be prepared to undertake ongoing training
First Aid & Epilepsy knowledge (training available) and to be attentive and alert at all times regarding clients safety
To be able to engage and encourage client at every opportunity
To hold a Clean Full Driving Licence
To respect clients dignity at all times
Must be able to work as part of a team and report regularly to a Team leader
To have High standards of Hygiene
Physically active and have a good sense of humour
Basic food preparation & cooking skills
Be able to complete everyday chores
Be willing to attend further training if required
Summary terms and conditions
• The starting rate of pay for this position is £11 per hour or a set figure of £60 per sleep-in shift (10pm-8am)
• The pay will be time and a half the normal rate(s) for work carried out on a bank holiday.
• You will be reimbursed for any expenses incurred as part of the role.
• Hours and times of work: As agreed
• The annual holiday entitlement for this position will be equivalent to the work I would normally expect to be done during 5.6 consecutive weeks.
• Pension scheme subject to meeting criteria
The post is subject to the following
• A satisfactory enhanced Criminal Records Bureau check
• Satisfactory references from two referees, one of which must be your current or last employer.
• Completion of a satisfactory probationary period of 3 months.