Lead Support Workers
Meet us at our Support Worker Recruitment Roadshow: Stroud Jobs Fair, Stroud Library (2pm-4pm, 20 June), Churchdown Community Association (10am-12.30pm, 26 June), The Jobs Fair, Gloucester Guildhall (10am-1pm, 27 June), Gloucester Jobcentre (presentations at 11am and 12pm, 28 June), and Wotton Hall Social Club, Barnwood (10am-12.30pm, 29 June.
You’ll be at the forefront of developing and shaping innovative services for two people leaving assessment and treatment settings and re-establishing their lives in the community. This role is based in Westbury-on-Severn.
You’ll provide excellent support to two individuals with exceptionally complex requirements. You’ll be assigned area(s) of lead responsibility; for example autism, personality disorder, speech and language, positive behaviour management, psychiatry or health. As such you’ll be responsible for liaising with external professionals and devising support plans and risk assessments relating to your lead area.
You can demonstrate that you are able to support people through challenging and difficult times using Positive Behavioural Support and a positive can-do attitude. You’ll have experience of supporting people with learning disabilities including supporting people with challenging behaviour and mental health needs. You’ll have experience of supporting people with personality disorders and of working with multi-disciplinary teams. You’ll also have experience of working with people with non-verbal communication and self-harming behaviour.
Resilient and an innovative problem solver with a flexible attitude you are willing to try new activities and have an encouraging approach.
You’ll need to be flexible around shift and weekend work as the role includes a 24/7 rota. It will be highly desirable that you have a full driving licence and are able and willing to use your own vehicle on business (for which mileage expenses will be paid).
Successful applicants for this role will require an enhanced DBS check.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. VPTC/2018/333