Day Service Assistant (2 Posts Permanent)

Renfrewshire Council

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Advert Working as part of a dedicated team, you will be responsible for the delivery of day care to adults who have autism and complex learning disabilities, consistent with Social Work policies and procedures. Duties include assisting service users to meet their needs as detailed in their care plans in an autism focused way which respects their dignity as individuals, maximising their levels of independence and promoting their inclusion within the wider community. You must enjoy working with people who have autism and learning difficulties and have an understanding of their needs; be an effective communicator and team player, showing a courteous manner to service users, carers, other professionals and agencies; be able to work on your own initiative with a flexible and adaptable professional approach; be honest and enthusiastic with the capacity to learn and apply new skills. You must be available to work flexibly as required. Previous experience of supporting individuals with autism or learning disabilities is desirable but not essential as it knowledge of key-worker responsibilities and group work skills. It would be advantageous if you had an awareness of the challenges experienced by people with autism and learning disabilities and their families. Possession of an SVQ Level 2 in Social Care is desirable, while the commitment and capacity to achieve this qualification is essential. It is essential that you are registered with or willing to be registered with the SSSC or other appropriate Social Care Regulatory Body. A driving licence and the ability to drive a minibus is desirable. If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit Closing Date - Monday 26 June 2017

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