Waking Night Support Worker
Salary: £9.70ph (+£1 per hour enhancement per hour for hours worked between 10pm and 7am)
Hours: Variety of hours- part time and full time. I have support 24/7 including sleep in staff and waking night staff- so please apply and let us know your available/preferred shifts/hours
Location: Illogan, Cornwall
Havencare Homes and Support Limited are excited to be recruiting Support Workers to support an individual in their own home within Supported Living Service, supporting a gentleman with a severe Learning Difficulty, Mental Health needs and Autism, who may display behaviour of concern.
The aim of the job role would be to work as part of the wider team promoting the individual’s independence, and maintaining and promoting life skills, as well as supporting their health and wellbeing needs and requirements. You will be resilient with a positive outlook and have an upbeat approach to supporting people. You will be a great planner, organiser and motivator to support individuals with access to achieve an outcome focused support plan. You will be a great role model and be able to connect through great communication and drive towards accessing the community.
Applicants with experience of Autism, complex needs and Mental Health needs is preferred. Previous experience of supporting people with complex needs in supported living or domiciliary support would be an advantage.
‘My name is Michael, I am currently in hospital in Taunton, I am moving back to Cornwall to be with my family in the local area. I have bought my own home in the Illogan area and I am looking for a team that can support me for when I move. As with every house purchase this may take some time to ensure it can meet my needs but I am hoping to be living in my new home by June 2021, so would like to start thinking about what I would like from a support team. Havencare are going to support me to interview a team based on information of what I would like to from a support team. I would like my team to start building a relationship with me a couple of weeks before I move. I have many professionals and a very supportive family around me that will help with all the training you will need to have the right knowledge to support me.
I am looking for support staff who like to be active, enjoy sports and can drive.
I would like staff that are experienced, consistent and resilient- I am a very lovely person to be around and I guarantee I will put a smile on your face, however sometimes when I become anxious I can behave in a way that pushes people away- but with great support from you I will be back to putting that smile on your face .’
Here are some words from Michael’s family
Mum and Dad – “Michael is a lovely man, but he needs somebody who is confident working with people who can escalate and get anxious. When people are nice to him and treat him with care this is when you will get the best out of Michael and he will build a great bond with you! Michael loves his sport and loves a takeaway, especially noodles! He is friendly and sociable and loves to meet new people and chat to people out in the community. He would love to go fishing and play darts and golf. He likes to be treated like one of his team and feel like he is being worked WITH and not just looked after. “
Brother – “He needs staff with a good sense of humour, Michael loves comedy, dumb and dumber is one of his favourite films and will have him rolling around laughing! He needs to feel that he can trust and feel secure with his staff and they will keep him safe if he gets anxious. He needs to feel appreciated and valued by his team. He needs people to show an active interest in what he likes and enjoys like video games, films, golf, snooker, get involved explore it with him.
A lack of stimulation or over stimulation can escalate Michael. People with a calm but confident and assertive approach will work well with him”
Closing date: The 11th June 2021
Shortlisting date: This will happen as and when and we will contact you within 10 days of applying.
Interview date: TBC
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
Closing Date: 11th June 2021