AUTISM SUPPORT WORKER - ELM

£8.91 - £9.50 hourly
  • MHC
  • Highfield Park, Denbigh, UK
  • 15 Jul, 2021
Permanent

Job Description

What’s it like to work at MHC?

We believe that each resident and patient is a human being with the same right to life and good treatment as everybody else. We are looking for people who will genuinely care, support and protect the adults we look after. Treating them with the same respect they would a member of their own family. If you have the compassion, commitment and capability to work for us, we will give you a career that you can be proud of.

What does an Autism Support Worker do?

As an Autism Support Worker you will gain satisfaction by providing an exceptional level of care which positively impacts the lives of our residents, here is what some of our current staff team have to say about their role;

“I have worked on Highfield park for5 years, starting as agency staff. I have been employed by MHC since 2017 and I currently work in Elm. I find my job amazingly rewarding, helping the residents accomplish new skills and building their confidence.

Everything we support the residents to do in everyday life means they are that one step closer to an independent life. I enjoy working with fellow staff and supportive management. Thank you MHC for the opportunities you have given to me.”

Ruth, Autism Support Worker/Cook

“I enjoy working in Elm because they have good structure and a good staff team. Management are very understanding and helpful. I really enjoy helping and supporting the residents on a daily basis with their routine, activities and daily living skills to become more independent.”

Harry, Autism Support Worker

“At Elm I feel like I am part of a great team. The chance to make a difference to people’s lives on a daily basis is personally rewarding and a fantastic career development opportunity. Having never worked in this sector before I enjoy learning new skills every shift, no two days are ever the same!”

Olivia, Autism Support Worker

Your Daily Tasks as an Autism Support Worker will involve:

  • Caring, supporting and protecting residents in a safe and compassionate means
  • Developing person centred working relationships with individuals, treating everyone with respect, kindness and dignity
  • Using Autism specific approaches and evidence based methods in response to resident’s needs, such as the SPELL or TEACCH frameworks
  • Taking responsibility for your work and doing it with compassion, energy and to the best of your ability every day
  • Developing, with the wider team, the structure and routine required to best support the needs of individuals
  • Through training, mentoring, self-reflection and experiences, developing an empathetic approach to supporting the needs of individuals
  • Supporting the development of excellent Autism practise as well as the achievement and retention of Autism Accreditation
  • Supporting individuals through behaviours that may challenge, understanding the function of the behaviour to the individual, supporting the development of PBS plans and following plans effectively to limit the impact of the behaviour on the individual’s lives

Benefits of Working with us:

  • Meals Provided
  • Free Eye Care Vouchers
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhancements for Night Shifts and Bank Holiday’s
  • Comprehensive Learning & Development
  • Career Progression Opportunities

Company Funded Benefits: Free DBS check, Flu vaccination and Hepatitis B vaccination.

Salary: £17,374.50 - £18,525 per annum (dependant on experience)

Desirable / Requirements: QCF Level 2 Health & Social Care or willingness to work towards.

Hours of Work: Various, working on a rolling rota basis, full-time, part-time and bank opportunities available

Contract Type: Permanent or bank

Equal Opportunities: MHC are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all who believe they fit the essential requirements for this role regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

To apply please complete the short application or upload your CV. Alternatively for an informal discussion about this role you can contact Leah Davies on 01824 572021 or MHC Workforce team on 01824 572020.

*Please note, successful candidates must be aged 18 or over*

(We reserve the right to bring forward our closing date, without notice in the event of high volumes of interest).