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Support Worker

Description: Autism Initiatives is committed to working in partnership with service users, their families, commissioners and others to provide a specialist, autism specific, person centred and outcome focussed service for people with autism spectrum conditions.

Support service users in their daily lives through:

Assisting them to develop and maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and appearance

Supporting them to make appropriate choices regarding their nutritional needs.

Administering medication in accordance with their needs and taking full account of the Medication Policy and Procedures

Accompanying them to the dentist, doctor, hairdresser, and other appointments as appropriate

Essential: A willingness to learn and interest in continuous learning. Recognising people have different ways of communicating. Ability to work with other people. Ability to work on your own initiative and be pro-active in your approach. Ability to understand the concept of ‘support’ as being different to ‘care’. Ability to understand that everybody is different and acknowledging the expertise of the service user. Adaptability in your approach to change. Attention to detail.

Desirable: Level 2 Qualification in Health and Social Care(You will be required to work towards this following your induction). Full, clean driving licence

Any applicant successful at interview will be required to
have a DBS check and the cost of this will be met by Autism Initiatives.

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: FullOrPartTime

Maximum Salary: £19849.00

Web Address: https://autisminitiatives.org/careers/support-worker-southport

Expiration Date: 26/11/2021

Supported by Youth Employment Initiative &