Support Worker – Upper Ford Lodge
Autism West Midlands are the leading charity in the West Midlands for people on the autism spectrum. We use our expertise to enrich the lives of autistic people and those who love and care for them. Our passionate, expert staff and volunteers work across all age groups and abilities, providing direct support.
Autism West Midlands are recruiting for exceptional Support Workers for our Residential Service in Droitwich. Support Workers who will encourage and help individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations and to access the community in a meaningful way. Our residential service, ‘Upper Ford Lodge’ is home to 9 autistic adults. We are a provider that places the person we support at the centre of what we do as well as value and utilise the skills and talents of our support staff.
We are looking to recruit a Support Worker – Upper Ford Lodge
Salary: £9.00 p/h
Location: Droitwich, Worcestershire
Becoming a Support Worker with Autism West Midlands means you are someone who will:
Your main focus will be to understand the person you support by identifying his/her likes/dislikes hobbies and interests. It’s important that you listen, understand and respect each person you are providing support for.
“My senses might affect me in ways you don’t experience, please try to understand.”
You must be able to adopt a flexible approach and identify what the individual wants and how you can support to achieve it. We want our support workers to be creative and proactive in discovering how goals can be worked towards and achieved together.
“My routine is important to me but sometimes I like a change and want something different. Support my choices and understand that I have the right to change my mind.”
The people we support are vulnerable adults and therefore a part of your role is ensuring that we hold accurate and reliable records and safeguard the individuals against any perceived or actual harm
“I may not always be able to say how I feel so pay attention to me and see the changes in my behaviour, that’s how you’ll know if somethings not right. Do the right thing by me”
- 33 days annual leave (pro rata)
- A fully paid for Healthcare Scheme
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Life Assurance
- Specialist Training
- Company Sick Pay
- Company pension scheme
- Regular supervisions and peer support
- Discounts at leisure centres & gyms
- Free onsite parking
The information that we receive from your CV is requested for the ‘Legitimate interest purposes.’ As an employer, we require the information contained within your CV in order to make a assess your suitability for the position. The information will be shared with HR team and recruiting Manager. Your CV will be deleted if it is not progressed past the shortlisting stage within 2 months of providing you with feedback