Support Worker - Learning Disabilities and Autism - Solihull

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Female Support Worker – Learning disabilities and Autism – Solihull

We are currently looking for support workers who would like to develop their skills and experience within learning disabilities and autism to join our expanding team. We have a young male client living in the Solihull area who requires a female support worker to provide day to day assistance within the family home. 

Support workers will be responsible for providing a high level of complex care to our client who has severe learning disabilities, developmental delay, epilepsy and autism. The ideal candidate ideally will have had experience of working within secure units, a residential setting or have worked within a SEN School. Excellent communication skills are essential in this role as our client has limited verbal communication; you will also be proactive in identifying and preventing triggers that cause challenging and self injurious behaviours. 

In order to support you with the unique demands of our packages we provide a range of specialist training which is tailored to the individual needs of our client. This training includes the following; Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression (PMVA), Bespoke Autism Training and Positive Behavioural Support.

We are pleased to offer regular and consistent working hours; you would be required to commit to working at least two 12 hour shifts per week between Monday and Sunday (08:00 – 20:00 or 20:00 - 08:00). This great new opportunity offers support workers a competitive pay rate starting at £8.49 per hour, dependent on experience. 

At Pulse Community Healthcare, we’re passionate about providing quality, choice and independence to our clients, supporting them to live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities.  We will provide you with expert support and specialist training to help you develop in your care career.

As a Support Worker for Pulse Community Healthcare you will benefit from:
• £200 ‘Joining Bonus’ if you complete registration within 28 days*
• £250 ‘Recommend a Friend’ scheme*
• Excellent personal development and career opportunities
• Mandatory training provided, with full induction and competency sign off
• Specialist training provided to prepare you for the client’s unique requirements 
• Ability to access your rotas online in advance
• Support from a dedicated Case Manager, and 24/7 clinical support

As a Support Worker, you will be responsible for:
• Prompting personal care
• Oral Suctioning
• Oxygen (Post seizures)
• Medication administration
• General observations

The ideal Support Worker will have:
• A diploma level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent (preferred but not essential)
• A current enhanced DBS on the update service (preferred but not essential) 
• Previous paid experience in Health and Social Care in the UK
• Good knowledge of safeguarding and person centred care
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Good understanding of professional boundaries
• Ability to use own initiative and work as part of wider team

If you are interested in developing your career in care, please apply now with an up-to-date copy of your CV.  All opportunities are subject to a satisfactory DBS check.

*Terms and conditions apply to the ‘Joining Bonus’ and ‘Recommend a Friend’ schemes.

Pulse Community Healthcare is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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