Support / Relief Support Worker

Real Life Options
9.55 GBP Hourly
22 Oct 2020
28 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Support / Relief Support Worker - Autism Specific - Beechwood GBP9.55 per hour

Do you want a Real

  • Opportunity
  • Chance to make a difference
  • Career progression
  • Chance to develop your skills and knowledge

Real Life Options is a registered charity, come and work for Real Life Options and you'll start your day knowing that you're making a difference by supporting greater independence and creating more opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism. This Position is to work across all services including out reach work.

You'll have a really rewarding role working with a great team of people and the chance to make a real difference to other people's lives. We will support you along your career path to learn, develop and grow.

The role

We deliver creative, dynamic and person-centred services providing a range of individualised support to people living in shared supported living properties and individual tenancies.

You will be supporting individuals 1:1 and 2:1, throughout the day. Following a structured daily planner, you will provide support with:- medication administration, personal care, long walks taking up to 1-2 hours, in all weathers. A good level of fitness is required for this role as the individual we support has interests in physical games and sports.

Service users are supported 1:1 and 2:1 throughout the day. Staff are required to support service users to complete a structured daily planner. This can include:-support in personal care, support to take medication, to be physically fit to support services users to walk in all weathers for the period of an hour to an hour and a half. To be able to take part in physical games.

Across all services, the individuals we support have autism, learning disabilities and at times can display very challenging behaviour, therefore you must have the ability to follow detailed support plans in order to ensure a consistent approach.

The services are autism specific/ learning disabilities, challenging behaviour. The ability to follow detailed support plans to ensure consistent approach.

Previous experience is desirable for this position although full training will be provided.

A PVG is required for this role.

Real Life Options offers flexible employment opportunities. This role will include shift working, including evenings, sleepovers, nights and weekends.

Benefits and Rewards

At Real Life Options we treat our people with the same respect, care and consideration that we show to the people we support. Not only do we provide competitive rates of pay, a great place to work and great job satisfaction, our additional benefits include:

  • Accredited training giving you the knowledge and skills to deliver a first rate job
  • Access to training bursaries
  • A minimum of 28-days paid holiday a year, including bank holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • An employer contributory pension scheme
  • A free Employee Assistance Programme (including a medical helpline, telephone and face-to-face counselling, debt, financial and legal information)
  • GBP10,000 Life cover
  • Refer a Friend Incentive GBP250 Bonus (terms and conditions apply)
  • A financial wellbeing scheme
  • A reward gateway with access to discounted goods and services
  • Recognition Initiatives
  • The chance to make a real difference in people's lives
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

We are keen to recruit someone with the right values and behaviours who can help us to ensure our workplace values are at the heart of everything we do these are:

Respect - Honesty - Responsibility - Excellence

If you can circle 6 or more of the skills below, then you could be the person we are looking for:

Honest - Good Communicator - Strong Values - Flexible - Passionate - Self Motivated - Reliable - Caring - Inclusive

Please note that initial contact with applicants will usually be by email, so please check all of your email folders regularly, including your junk mail folders.

Real Life Options are an equal opportunities employer. We seek to recruit, train and promote the best person for the job, to make full use of the talents and resources of all our people and to craft a working environment free from unlawful discrimination, victimisation and harassment in which all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

If you have a disability, a learning difficulty, a medical condition or individual need that you believe may affect your performance in selection, we'll be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes to enable you to perform at your best so please do let us know...... click apply for full job details