Cambridge CB21 | Support Worker - Cambridgeshire

£25,000 gross per annum - Support Worker
Ref: 1432 Date Posted: Friday 16 Aug 2019
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£25,000.00 gross per annum. Active and caring SEN Support Worker required for a fantastic 35 year old man with autism.





Title: Support Worker
Location: Cambridge, CB21
Nearest Train / Tube Station: Cambridge
Wage / Salary: £25,000.00 gross per annum
Driver required? Essential
Use of a car? On duty and personal use at weekends, automatic
Essential: Experience supporting an adult with autism or learning disabilities and confident with behaviour management
Desirable: Cooking skills, basic computer skills and an interest in education
Start Date: ASAP
Days & Hours: Up to 37 hours per week spread over 5 days, shifts usually 8.00am to 5.00pm or 5.00pm to 12.00am. Plus two sleeping nights per week (12.00am to 8.00am). One Saturday per month.
Accommodation: Possibility for Support Worker to ‘live-in’ during the working week, family happy to discuss. Double sized bedroom with own sink, plus shared bathroom.

We are delighted to be working in association with a private client on this vacancy; they will be carrying out all recruitment, including shortlisting and interviewing. By applying for this vacancy, you agree to Snap Care sending your CV and contact details directly to our client for their consideration. Please see our website for more info on how Snap works with associated companies/clients.

Ollie is a bright, intelligent and sensitive chap who lives in his own home in Cambridge, supported by a small team. Ollie is 35 and loves music, books and keeping active. Ollie has autism and very well-controlled epilepsy.

This role is all about supporting Ollie to live a fulfilling life; to motivate and encourage him to engage in activities such as walking, cycling, and swimming. Ollie manages his behaviour well but he will have the occasional outbursts due to frustration. He is not normally physically aggressive to others, but can harm himself during outbursts. You will support Ollie by helping to maintain a calm and happy environment.

This job will suit a motivated, active and proactive support worker with experience of working with an adult with additional needs. You will be motivational, but not pushy, and understand the importance of interacting with Ollie in an age-appropriate way. Ollie does not eat junk food, so a confident cook who understands the benefit of a balanced and healthy diet is important. Ollie loves to work on his cognitive and speech and language skills, so a candidate with experience and interest in these areas would be advantageous. Consistency is important for Ollie so we are looking for someone who can make a long-term commitment.

This role offers a varied and interesting workday pattern and the opportunity to work with Ollie who is a real charmer. To apply for this position please send your CV to Rachael at Snap.

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