Community Support Worker - Dorchester

Location
Dorchester, Dorset
Salary
£8.15 - £8.85 depending on qualifications
Posted
30 Jan 2018
Closes
31 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time

Full Time, Part Time & Relief roles available.

“The best thing about my job is getting home knowing I've made a difference”

Autism Wessex is a registered Charity that supports individuals with Autism and other associated difficulties, promoting their independence at home and in the community.

We are currently recruiting for Support Workers to work within our Community Team. You will play a vital role in supporting people in their own homes, focusing on each individual’s specific requirements and encouraging independence, enabling them to lead a fulfilling life.

The role of a Support Worker is incredibly rewarding however you will experience behaviours that are challenging. To Support you with this, shadowing and a comprehensive training programme will be provided. You’ll need to have a good sense of humour, patience and persistence, as learning new skills can take time. You will also be a great communicator, empathetic, enthusiastic, creative and reliable.

What we can offer you:

  • Paid enhanced DBS when starting
  • Bespoke training programs
  • Flexible working patterns as part of a shift rota
  • Family Friendly Benefits
  • Pension scheme
  • Generous holiday scheme
  • Travel Expenses paid at 0.45p a mile

As you will be commuting, you must have a full driving license and access to your own car. You will be required to work unsociable hours including evenings, weekends and sleep ins.

Autism Wessex is committed to safeguarding the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the DBS and satisfactory employment references.

 

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