Support Worker – Thame, Berkshire
(Internally know as an Enablement Assistant)
Hourly Rate: £10.20
Location: Thame, Oxfordshire
Type of Contract: Part time
Hours of work: Days
About the role
The person you will support is a 19 year old young man who is almost always wearing a smile. He is non verbal, but great at picking up on others moods, and showing you what he wants. He loves close tactile contact, food, and watching his favourite show.
John has a diagnosis of PTEN, Chiari malformation, cortical dysplasia, macrocephaly, autism, complex speech and language difficulties, profound learning disabilities, epilepsy, Type 1 insulin dependent diabetes. Although this does not define him, he has clear likes and dislikes, trusts most people and loves getting a foot rub.
He needs support with most aspects of daily living including personal care, he is also reliant on his team to support with his diabetes.
Why work for us
• Work for a small not for profit organisation where the focus is the people we support
• Be listened to and have your direct experience and expertise valued
• Have support from an experienced management and clinical team
• Be celebrated for accomplishing goals with the individual you support
• Have training opportunities that enhance your career development
Benefits include: 28 days annual leave (prorata), in-house paid induction training followed by 12 weeks blended e-learning, coaching, and mentoring. Additional training opportunities following probation, DBS check payment, Legal & General company pension, employee recognition scheme and access to various other benefits through our Employee Assistance Programme. Refer a friend and recieve £300.00 for every sucessful person you refer.
We are a not for profit and social enterprise support provider for adults and young adults who have learning disabilities and/or autism. We support people to live in their own homes, with their own tenancies and our model of support is a practice called Positive Behaviour Support. Our CEO Jonathan Beebee is a registered Learning Disabilities Nurse and qualified Behaviour Analyst. We are a medium-sized organisation supporting 35 people across Hampshire, Dorset, Berkshire and Oxfordshire and with a workforce of just over 200.
As an Enablement Assistant you will have the support of a team of people dedicated to supporting that person. You will also be able to access support from the Enablement Leader, the Enablement Manager, and the Positive Behaviour Support Clinician who provide you and the team with management and leadership. Your shift pattern may consist of day shifts, waking nights and sleeps.
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Be the change!
People with learning disabilities should have the same right to an ordinary life as anyone else. They need support from people like you to help them achieve this. If you are passionate about helping people to achieve the life they deserve and thrive of seeing others succeed then a career with PBS4 is the career for you. We value experience in supporting others, but we warmly welcome people without experience who share our values.
We want to create new ways of working, led by passion and drive for doing what is right, and promote innovation from our teams. Join us on our mission to disrupt social care