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Trainee Support Worker in London

Posted: Today
Place: Sutton, London

Salisbury Support 4 Autism Ltd is an organisation that provides specialist support services for people with Autism and other related complex needs. We support individuals to live as independent as possible and overcome certain challenges which can be very rewarding. Due to the nature of complex needs many of the individuals we support can display severely challenging behaviour leading to damage to property, harm to themselves or aggression directed at others including their staff.
Due to the company’s organic expansion, we are seeking passionate individuals to join our team.
We are looking for support workers who feel that with their experience and/or attitude, they can take on the challenge and add value.
With guidance, support the people in maintaining their physical, social and emotional well-being.
With guidance, provide the people with the highest standards of personal intimate care whilst maintaining their dignity at all times.
Maintaining and developing all the people’s skills and enhancing a positive self-image.
Involving the people in all aspects of running their own home through providing choice, enhancing communication and continually striving to identify and satisfy needs and preferences by empowering them.
Ensuring the home environment is maintained to the highest standards, including carrying out normal household tasks and enabling people to be involved as much as possible in all aspects of their lives.
With guidance, support people in a wide range of physical activities, the community and on holidays.
Begin to contribute to the people’s personal development plans and understanding risk.
With guidance, administer medication according to procedure.
Finance and Administration
With guidance, take responsibility for petty cash and the people’s monies in accordance with procedures.
With guidance, complete accurate daily logs for the people.
Reporting to and seeking advice from senior staff regarding any significant changes including incidents and changes in the residents’ mental/physical health.
Communications and Relationships
Communicating effectively with the residents, colleagues, professionals, relatives, and outside agencies as required.
Attending and contributing to team meetings.
Having a commitment to advocacy and self-advocacy.
Legal, compliance, Procedural Adherence
Ensuring and maintaining the health and safety of residents and staff and being aware of emergency procedures.
Adhering to the policies and procedures of Salisbury Autistic Care Ltd. Including but not limited to the Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, Whistle Blower’s Policy, Equal Opportunity Policy, Confidentiality Policy, and Health and Safety Policy.
Driving the house vehicle when required (if in possession of a current driving licence).
No qualifications required, but must be willing and able to undertake any necessary training, including NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care.
No previous experience necessary.
experience in dealing with people with learning disabilities and/or autism desirable.
Willingness to learn about and implement autism best practice.
Ability to understand the complex needs of the people.
Ability to follow instructions and guidelines to the letter.
Ability to cope with behaviours which challenge the service.
Ability to contribute to a staff team in which the members are encouraged to reflect on their own practice and accept feedback on their practice with positive attitude.
Commitment to professional development.
Willingness to work shifts, including holiday periods, sleep-in on a Rota basis, do overtime and go on service holidays.
Current driving license (desirable)
Ability to communicate effectively.

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