Support Worker Challenging Behaviour (Waking Nights)


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Support Worker Challenging Behaviour (Waking Nights)

Autonomy Care, Melksham (Wiltshire)

£10.30-£11.90 per hour

Full time position 

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You can apply for this position online by clicking the APPLY NOW button. If you would prefer to download and complete a paper version, simply print and complete the PDF version provided here.

Please return your completed application form to: Autonomy Care Group,  67 Roundpond, Melksham, Wiltshire  SN12 8EB.

Autonomy Care Limited provides individualised care and support to young people and adults, enabling them to remain in their own home and engage within the community, enhancing their quality of life.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a brand new team providing support to a person with complex needs and challenging behaviours.

This is a support worker role to support the senior team to maintain an effective and responsive service to the optimum benefit of the young person, offering opportunities and maximising choice.

The role of waking night is 2:1 with responsibilities around the safeguarding of the young person, ensuring paperwork is completed and associated tasks overnight, this will be ensuring that laundry is completed, domestic chores in the home, prepping of meals if this is necessary for then next day.

About you

You will be a positive role model committed to the individual needs of the person we support which can include personal, practical, social and domestic support.

You will be responsible for completing relevant documentation for the person being supported ensuring compliance with guidance, statutory regulation and company policies and procedures.

We are looking for people who:

  • Have a minimum of 3 years support work experience working with people with complex needs and behaviours that challenge.
  • That hold a minimum of QCF level 2 in health and social care or equivalent.
  • Are caring and respectful enabling the young person we support to learn and grow
  • Are flexible and adaptable who want to go the extra mile if it means making a positive difference to their lives
  • Are enthusiastic with excellent communication skills committed to developing positive working relationships
  • Hold a valid driving license

We offer competitive rates of pay, including pay enhancements for bank holidays, an auto enrolment pension, long service awards, confidential employee advice line, family friendly policies and continued support and mentoring from your management team.

Training is tailored around the needs of the young person in our care and this high quality training enhances the support packages we offer. All staff will undertake accredited Positive Behaviour Support training.

You will be joining a growing team of kind, caring, happy and dedicated like minded people who all share the same values. In return for your commitment we will provide you with the training and development you need to be confident and competent in your role

Our commitment to you

  • 24 hour confidential employee advice line
  • Employee of the month awards
  • Employee referral scheme (Earn up to £320+ plus the chance to earn bonuses)
  • Bank Holidays: enhancements paid
  • Auto enrolment pension
  • Great work/life balance
  • No pay differentials for under 25’s
  • Holiday pay
  • QCF (NVQ) Level 2, 3 available (fully funded)
  • Ongoing training and development
  • Care Certificate (for those with no previous care experience or qualifications)

Covid Update:

We are following the Government’s Guidelines to ensure the safety of our service users and our staff to limit the spread of infection across our Autonomy Care services.

At this time, we have ensured small bubbles/teams of staff going into our service users homes have set routes in place, to reduce potential spread as much as possible.

We are committed in all aspects of safety for our team and service users, to reassure everyone that we always have full PPE supplies for all our services.

Our early adoption of the vaccine means as a key worker you will have access to an early vaccination, alongside weekly tests, known as PCR testing, whilst working in one of our services.

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How to Apply

Please click the ‘apply now’ button or Call Amanda on 01225 613010 for an informal discussion / application form.

Safeguarding Commitment

We are committed to the safety and well-being of the individuals who use our services and promote safer recruitment practices.