Hours: Various full and part-time contracts with sleep-in duties as required. Casual roles also available
Havencare Homes and Support Limited is a forward-thinking charity that supports people with learning disabilities and autism, and we have opportunities for enthusiastic, resourceful, and forward-thinking people to join Havencare as Support Workers.
At Havencare we don’t think that experience is everything, first and foremost we are looking for outstanding people with outstanding values that align with our values of Transparency, Quality and Engagement.
We have a great opportunity for someone who has a thirst to learn about autism to join our existing team in St Agnes, to support Ryan. To help you decide if this opportunity is right for you, here is a bit more about the role and Ryan …
Ryan is a young autistic man; he is full of fun and vitality and who enjoys nothing more than being out all day everyday – Ryan is very active!
Can you walk for miles to keep up with him?
Do you love being outdoors come rain or shine?
Do you have a wetsuit or paddle board? Would you like the opportunity to bring them to work with you?
Can you test Ryan on his passion for cars? Do you know your Audis from your Astras?
Ryan is also a very sociable young man who struggles at times with boundaries and needs consistency and patience to support his understanding that not everyone is his friend – shop staff and transport staff all know Ryan well and will often give a cheerful wave and tell him their names.
Ryan really enjoys the opportunity to travel by train or bus to various places each week – do you like this too?
Ryan attends a farm placement with his support staff twice weekly, do you have a shared love for pigs and lamas?
Ryan thrives on having structure and routine, knowing what he is doing each day and who he will see is very important to him. Planning with him and using various ways to communicate his week with him is vital.
Ryan sees the world around him as unpredictable and sometimes frightening. The team are still learning about the things that cause Ryan to be anxious and to understand and support any behaviours that cause him distress.
Ryan has an infectious personality and is building a busy week with his team. During the day Ryan is supported by 2 staff to ensure he is able to remain safe while accessing the community to get then best from his days
If you believe you can keep up with Ryan’s pasty eating, paddle boarding and train spotting days then this is
Desirable: you may have access to a vehicle with business cover for us to get out an about but if not you will be confident with using the local buses and trains
The working pattern opportunities to support Ryan would be (there may be flexibility within this):
Week 1: Tuesday 9-5 or 10-6, Wednesday 9-5, Thursday 8am-11pm with a sleep in, Friday 8-4 or 9-5. Weekend 9-5’s
Week 2: Mon/Tues/wed 9-5, Thursday 8am-11pm with a sleep in, Fri 8-4 or 9-5. Weekend 9-5’s
If you are the right person to support Ryan, we will provide you with:
- Quality training to ensure you have all the skills you require to succeed
- Continual training and development opportunities to maintain and enhance your skills and knowledge
- Free 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) to support your health and wellbeing
- Financial incentive for our Refer a Friend Scheme
- Vouchers at Christmas, your work anniversary, and your birthday
- Paid DBS
Salary: Starting at £10.80 - £11.00 per hour (with sleep-ins, there is the potential to earn £26,635 p/a)
Closing date: The closing date for this vacancy is the 12th January 2023. Applications will be considered as and when received.
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
To apply, you can:
Text your name and number to 07365635516
Email your name and number to email@example.com
Complete this online form (copy and paste this link into your address bar): https://forms.office.com/r/n1gdTEw8WR
Or contact our recruitment team by calling 01752 251476
Closing Date: 12th January 2023