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Female Support Worker in Nuneaton

Job Reference: J192-A-19-8411

Employer:
Turning Point
Location:
Nuneaton
Salary:
17,316

Support Worker in Nuneaton – Learning Disabilities

Location: Bedworth / Nuneaton CV10

Salary: £17,316 per annum / £9.00ph

Contract type: full-time / part-time / bank

Would you like to be part of a small and highly specialised service which is committed to supporting me in the community?

Would you like to involve me and support me to be part of my local community?

Would you like to be well trained, well supported, well paid and know that you are making a positive difference every time you go to work?

About Me

I am looking for people to support me in my new home in Nuneaton and in my local community. I am a woman in my 30’s with a diagnosis of Pathological Demand Avoidance (PDA) which is a form of autism and a mild/moderate learning disability. I can present with some complex behaviours of concern.

It is important to me that I have a staff team that understands autism and PDA that are patient and understanding. I need consistent support and encouragement, but it is also important to let me progress at my own pace and for staff to be able to recognise when I need space.

Language is crucial, and it is important that staff do not use words use as “no” and “don’t” and my initial reaction to questions is likely to be “no”, so my staff team need to be creative in how they present choices to me.

I enjoy lots of activities in the community but currently I am only accessing them with support from my Mum. I would like to be able to develop a good relationship with my support team so I can feel safe in the community without my Mum.

About the role

  • I need staff that are patient and understanding.
  • Language is extremely important to people with PDA.
  • The role will include supporting with personal care.
  • The role will include supporting me in my own home and in the community.
  • You will be required to work alongside specialists in my multi-disciplinary team.

 

You should be

  • Experienced in supporting people with autism and PDA.
  • Be resilient, patient and understanding. It may take a while to be able to develop a strong bond with me.
  • Be consistent in your support approach.
  • Be able to use language effectively to enable me to widen my opportunities.

You should have

  • The right attitude!
  • A good attendance record.
  • The ability to work well as part of a team, and with other professionals involved in my support.

This is a specialist supported living support service in Nuneaton, North Warwickshire and we have high expectations for our staff. You will receive all the necessary training prior to supporting the person and this will take place locally in Warwickshire.

The right people will receive:

*Comprehensive Learning and Development opportunities - we are Investors in People Silver accredited
*28 days holiday, increasing with each year of service until 30 days. Plus the option to purchase additional holidays
*Flexible benefit options including, bike to work schemes and season ticket loans
*Competitive Pension and Life Assurance scheme
*Employee Assistance Programme and access to online Health and Wellbeing support
*Flexible working patterns to support work/life balance
*Access to a wide range of discounts including Cinema, Groceries and Gym.

 

Why Turning Point?

 

We take pride in the services that we provide. There is one vision that everyone at Turning Point shares, which is held together by our values. These include believing in potential, communicating in a confident way, embracing change and treating each other as individuals.

 

Running services on a not-for-profit basis, we invest every penny back into our services - and, our people. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support people with Learning Disabilities to live fulfilling lives - here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job: we offer you a career.

 

 





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