Outreach Support Worker

Organisation
Leeds Autism Services
Reference
5974
Location
Leeds
Salary / Benefits
£11.44 Per Hour
Contract Type
Expiry Date
14/06/2024
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Outreach Support Worker

Would you love to make a positive difference in people’s lives every day? We are seeking dedicated and compassionate Outreach Support Workers to help to improve the lives of adults with autism.

You will be working for a charity dedicated to helping create a more autism-friendly society. You will make a positive difference in people's lives every day. It's rewarding, challenging and loads of fun; you'll meet some great people, and have access to brilliant training and development opportunities!

Position: Outreach Support Worker

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire (Hunslet, Armley and Chapel Allerton)

Hours: There are a variety of Full-time and Part-Time working options available. Relief hours are also available, working Hours: Between 08:00am – 18:00pm, Mon-Fri.

Salary: £11.44 per hour

About the role:

As a Support Worker you will help to improve the lives of the adults supported, by promoting understanding and acceptance of people with autism, and helping them to be included and feel valued within their communities. You will be committed to maximising personal liberties and enabling people to make choices and decisions about their own lives. To ensure the highest standards of support are provided to the people who are supported, you will work within local and national guidelines and always strive to provide the best experience for our service users.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the welfare and development of all service users by providing the highest standards of care.
  • Promote and implement inclusive, person-centred care planning practices.
  • Support service users to plan their support; identify and achieve personal goals and/or outcomes.
  • Support service users in a non-judgemental manner in keeping with the principles of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS).
  • Facilitate communication in keeping with individuals’ preferred methods of communicating.
  • Help service users develop records of their achievements and goals in a format which is right for them.
  • Promote personal liberty, choice, inclusion, and decision making.
  • Complete all appropriate recording formats including health and safety records, service user records, medication, etc.
  • Ensure the safe administration and storage of medication.
  • Recognise changes concerning physical, social, and emotional well-being and bring these to the attention of your line manager.
  • Always maintain professional boundaries.

About you:

You don’t need to have worked in supported social care before to apply for this role, if you are caring, kind, patient this is for you. Experience isn’t essential, we are looking for people who can uphold our values and make a difference in people’s lives every day.

You will need to have the ability to empathise and advocate for the needs of people with autism, as well as great communication skills and basic IT skills.

If you want to work in a genuinely rewarding job, then apply today!

In return:

As well as knowing what you do daily is making a real difference in people’s lives, you will also receive the following benefits package:

  • 25 Days annual leave + 8 bank holidays, including Christmas off!
  • Health Care Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Death in service benefit payments
  • Sick pay
  • Health and wellbeing support
  • Learning, Development and Progression opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance programme, including a 24-hour helpline
  • Referral and employee recognition programmes

We very much welcome previous experience working with adults with learning disabilities, Outreach Support Worker, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker #INDSCP

PLEASE NOTE: This role is being advertised by Social Care People on behalf of the organisation.