Support Worker

Waymarks are an award winning community support provider for people who have a mild to moderate learning disability and or Autism.

We are looking to recruit motivated and energetic teams to provide support to two gentlemen to live in their own homes in the Dartford area.

A good working knowledge of risk management and Autism within people that have a learning disabilities would be an advantage but not essential, as full paid training will be provided to ensure you have the skills required to working alongside this individual to reach their full potential.

You will also need to be passionate about supporting adults to increase their independent living skills; with a strong ambition for the people we support to facilitate positive community participation and engagement. We are looking for people with a good knowledge of opportunities in the local area and a good understanding of community connections work.

The posts involve commitment to sleep-in and waking night support, therefore flexibility is essential.

If successful you will undertake a second interview with the people we work alongside to ensure compatibility.

Other key info: Full-time contracts available. Car driver is desirable but not essential for the right person. Full and extensive training is given so prior experience in this field is not essential. We want the right people with the right attitudes and aptitudes, and we will provide training to develop the required skills.

Your role and duties will be:

  • To complete and follow comprehensive support plans to ensure positive outcomes for the people we work alongside
  • Supporting community participation e.g. work/college placements
  • To establish appropriate community connections and support the development of positive relationships for the person we work alongside
  • Using interpersonal skills and relationships to help people make choices, develop self-help, confidence and independence skills.
  • Helping to seek inclusion opportunities and introduce the people we work alongside to community facilities, clubs etc.
  • Building good working relationships with the people we work alongside, their friends and families, your colleagues and external organisations involved with the people you support. You are required to show empathy and awareness for others’ individuality, beliefs and cultures. You will recognise and challenge any bias, prejudice and discrimination.


We’re looking for someone who is:

  • Able to maintain structures and boundaries to ensure the safety of the public and the people we work alongside
  • With a ‘can-do’ attitude, and the ability to encourage, and instil confidence in the people we work alongside
  • Someone who can act as responsible role model
  • A team player with a strong work ethic
  • Able to work flexibly and to respond effectively and with maturity to changes in workload and the needs and aspirations of the people we work alongside
  • Able to work as part of a team and also with independence
  • Able to build and sustain relationships with the people we work alongside and their circles of support and enable them to expand those circles
  • Able to observe/monitor and report signs of triggers for risk behaviours and respond appropriately and responsibly
  • A person who is open to learning new skills pertinent to the role of supporting these particular men.


The Rewards:

  • Annual leave 20 + 8 bank holidays
  • A generous training programme, including Learning Disability Qualifications and a Diploma in Health and Social Care.
  • A chance to unleash your potential with the ASPIRE programme which is an Internal personal development programme.
  • A bespoke induction package to orientate you to the Waymarks model of support.
  • A pension scheme with contribution by Waymarks.
  • Employee reward scheme, where you can save money every day on shopping or even larger purchases like holidays.

Successful applicants will undergo an Enhanced DBS check (paid for by us).


Positive about Disabled People

Waymarks value the diversity of all its employees. As a commitment to supporting disabled applicants and employees, we have been awarded the Positive about Disabled People symbol by Jobcentre Plus. This means:

  • When you fill in the application form we will ask if you have a disability to make sure the application process is fair to people who have a disability.
  • We will interview any person who declares they have a disability who meets the essential criteria for the job they are applying for. The essential criteria are the most important things needed to be able to do the job.


Does this sound like you?

This work is interesting, often fascinating. It is rewarding, tiring, thought-provoking, satisfying and stimulating and is always fresh. You will work with a dedicated and warm group of people who have committed to this field and who have significant experience and who want you to succeed. Apply now, if this description ticks your boxes!

Requirements

  • Support Worker
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