Support Worker - Penzance (Part-time) Job in Penzance

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Job Title: Support Worker - Penzance (Part-time)
Salary: £9.50 (+£1.00 night rate enhancement)
Location: Penzance
Position: Permanent
Hours: Part-time, either 17.5 hours or 21.5 hours per week
Posted: 01/04/2021

Job Description

Would you consider yourself to be highly motivated, innovative and able to think outside of the box? Havencare Homes and Support Limited are looking for two outstanding support workers to support a young lady living in Penzance. Due to the needs of the service user we support, we will only be considering female applicants for this role.

Do you have experience of supporting people who have a learning disability, autism, anxiety, and who may present with behavioural difficulties arising from their condition? Do you have experience supporting people who have communication difficulties and use Makaton as their primary form of communication? Are you keen to use a range of approaches to empower Charleigh and nurture her potential with dignity and respect? Are you keen to join a small team of staff supporting Charleigh to interact with the world around her and enhance her quality of life? Are you able to take the rough with the smooth, alongside the good days and the more difficult days?

To join us in this role you will…

You will need to be good humoured and resilient, patient and reliable with a good sense of humour, it is also felt anyone wanting to support Charleigh needs to be down to earth, and not take themselves seriously. You will be working as part of a small team providing a consistent approach who are determined to work through the ‘No’. You will be able to look beyond the difficulties Charleigh experiences to provide exciting and highly engaging support with boundaries and goals that may take her beyond her comfort zone and push her to achieve basic life skills and engage in meaningful activities and a range of social and leisure opportunities.
Things that are important to Charleigh include her family and friends – she has a close family and circle of friends and a great social life and it is important she is supported to maintain this.

About Charleigh…

Charleigh enjoys going for a drive, or on buses and trains – often with the hope of a pub lunch and the opportunity to watch the world pass by. A driver’s license would therefore be desirable. Charleigh loves water – she goes swimming and enjoys the opportunity to paddle in the sea or feel the sand between her toes. Music and dancing is another favourite and the sillier the dance the better. Charleigh also really enjoys rollercoasters and watching youtube clips of these and of babies too. Charleigh has recently moved to her own flat and is enjoying making this her own she has come a long way already and it has been identified it is important to Charleigh to have staff she likes and trusts, who won’t let her down and who understand the challenges of life with anxiety and the impact this can have on daily life. We are looking for people who truly want to make a difference and provide truly outstanding and innovative support so Charleigh can reach her full potential.

Salary: £9.50 per hour (+£1.00 night rate enhancement)
Hours: Part-time, either 17.5 hours or 21.5 hours per week

Important dates:
Closing date: The closing date for this vacancy is the 16th April 2021.
Shortlisting date: As and when – we will contact you within 10 days of applying.

If your application is successful, any offer of employment will be subject to:
- A satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and subsequent registration for the DBS Update Service
- 2 acceptable / satisfactory references
- Evidence of eligibility/right to work in the UK


Job Ref: SCSW0421
Closing Date: 16/04/2021

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