Support Worker (MOR03540)

The Moray Council
Posted

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  • Reference: MOR03540

Job Description

To work with and provide care and support to service users with Autism.

Responsibilities

To provide direct support to service users with Autism and to enable them to participate in a wide range of therapeutic and social activities.
To uphold social work values and to ensure good working practice including understanding and awareness of health and safety
To promote the independence and develop the skills of service users and assist with all tasks necessary to ensure positive life experiences
To work positively with other agencies, parents, carers, and other services to ensure a quality provision of care for service users
Develop and contribute to the maintenance of service user records and support plans and act as a key worker when required.
To ensure that the living environment of the service users is clean and appropriate to meet each individuals needs
To participate in regular and ongoing training relevant to the needs of the service users.

The Individual

Experience that would give the post holder insight into issues in relation to working with people with Autism
Willingness to undertake SVQ level 2/3
Willingness to undertake further training as required.
Willing to register with SSSC or already registered
Good Practical Skills
Good Observational Skills
Flexibility, Empathy and Approachability.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to remain calm in a crisis
Ability to reflect on your own practice
Knowledge of Social Care Values.
Ability to form positive relationships with service users, colleagues, parents and other professionals.
Sensitivity and understanding of discrimination and health and well being issues.
Flexible approach to work patterns and bases and ability to work within a shift based rota system
Ability to respond appropriately in difficult situations.
Ability to work effectively as part of the support team and in multi-disciplinary settings.
Ability to use own initiative and to be self motivated.
The ability to engage service users in activities and participation within their home and in the local community.
Ability to communicate in an open and approachable manner.
Ability to carry out duties that involve personal care of service users.
Ability to carry out moving and handling duties in line with health and safety regulation and risk assessment.
Ability to support service users with physical activities such as swimming, hydro therapy etc.

Closing Date: 25 January 2019
Starting Salary: £18,124
£9.42 per hour
37 Hours per week

For further information contact: Rob Outram (01343) 842390

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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