We are looking for a Senior Support Worker to line manage a team of Support Workers in order to facilitate positive outcomes for the people we support in one of our Newport Autism Centres. You will report into the Team Leader as part of the Newport Services’ management team who you will work closely with.
The role includes:
– Having oversight of support packages including reviewing care plans and outcomes for the people we support
– Managing and Supervising Support Workers to actively support individuals
– Supporting the development of the staff team, including conducting supervisions and appraisals, ensuring staff have access to suitable learning and development opportunities and presenting self as a role model/mentor
– Assisting with the smooth running and day to day operations of the service
We need you to be: Resilient, supportive and sensitive towards the needs of autistic people. Suitable candidates will have experience of management and/or shift leading within a social care setting. Being a Senior Support Worker takes leadership skills, patience and commitment. But working with autistic people gives so much more in return.
To protect our autistic adults, all staff are required to have a criminal background check. Possession of an Enhanced DBS Check either on the Update Service or conducted within the last 12 months would be preferable but not essential.
We offer: A supportive and approachable management team, 33 days annual leave a year (including bank holidays), a competitive market salary, a fantastic one-year induction programme, continuing learning and development opportunities to complete qualifications in Health and Social Care, along with a host of benefits – from shopping discounts to flexible working and a competitive pension scheme
Your working pattern in this role will be mainly Monday to Friday, though requires flexibility to meet the needs of the people supported and will include evening and weekend working.
You may have a personal connection, a desire to work with or real life experiences working with autistic people. You’ll have experience in a support worker role and have a background in supporting autistic people in previous roles within the social care sector, the desire to progress your career, and if you share our values and are willing to make a difference to the lives of autistic people, we’d love to hear from you.
Possession of a driving licence (minimum one year) with business class insurance (minimum one year) essential. Possession of a QCF/NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care is desirable, however, we will support the right candidate towards obtaining this if necessary.
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If you’re experiencing issues with applying, please contact the HR team on 02920 629 308 or 07436264652.
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Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks which will include reference and criminal background checks.
We are an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from those with a diagnosis of ASD.