Are you looking for meaningful work? - Why not join us as a Waking Night Support Worker, permanently or on a temporary basis.
We are continuing to recruit new team members to join us as Waking Night Support Workers in small homes across Cornwall with openings in Perranporth & Grampound Road. We provide 24/7 support for people with autism and learning disabilities.
What is autism?
Autism is a lifelong condition (not an illness) that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. People with autism have strengths and weaknesses in the same way as anyone else.
What is the company ethos?
Our mission is ‘empowering people to achieve a lifestyle they’re proud of’. Our team’s focus on helping people ‘get the right lifestyle’ has been behind countless personal achievements; people doing things they thought were out of reach or not possible. What seem like small steps for some, are major achievements for others.
What Support Do Our Waking Night Support Workers Provide?
As well as duties relating to the smooth running, safety and security of the home overnight Waking Night Support Workers provide valuable support, supervision and assistance to people who need this. The level of support provided varies from person to person. Some people may need reassurance and help to resettle, if they wake. Others may need supervision and assistance for specific health needs; for example monitoring of epilepsy. Waking Night Support Workers are therefore trained in any specific training required in the home and guidance and support is provided by the team manager. The aim of the game is really for Waking Night Support Workers to do all they can to ensure the people we support to have a decent night's sleep; so they are fully charged and ready for activities planned for them in the day ahead!
|Poldark is home to one person with autism, learning disabilities & epilepsy|
What Support Do Our Waking Night Support Workers receive?
Waking Night Support workers are supported in their role by colleagues undertaking sleep-in duties who can be woken if needed. Our 24 hour management on-call system of over 30 managers experienced in autism and learning disability are also on hand to advise and support. In some cases, there may be other Waking Night Support Workers on duty in the home where people need this. People with autism need help with the core effects of the condition; communicating, understanding ‘social rules’ (e.g. knowing when it's sleep or play time!) and flexibility of thought, adapting and coping with things that happen in life. Some people may have sensory needs relating to their autism, for example sensitivities to touch, noise, light, temperature, etc. - You'll be introduced everyone, so you can see and hear how people like things to be. Your manager will arrange for you to 'buddy up' with an experienced colleague to spend time with, observe and learn from.
What kind of people join us as Waking Night Support Workers?
Recruiting the right people is something we’ve taken seriously since starting the company. People who do well with us tend to be ‘good with people’ and have a natural ability to see where help might be needed. The autism training we provide can help you spot where help might be needed and why, so you can give the right help for that situation. We have lots of good problem-solvers in our teams, some have personal experience of autism, maybe a loved one, relative or sibling with the condition.
What kind of training do we provide?
We provide all required training to new team members during a company induction. This covers key areas, autism, emergency aid, infection control, health and safety, positive behaviour support, plus many more. After induction, successful applicants join a team led by an experienced Registered Manager who will arrange an induction to the home, introduce you to your new colleagues and the people we support.
Where are our teams located?You can see the location of all our homes on this map
Will I be able to have a career with Green Light?
Health & Social Care is a growing sector, with increasing demand for people with skills and experience, particularly in autism, learning disabilities and other complex needs. We can offer support, training and provide the experience needed to progress into roles with us, or in Health & Social Care roles across the sector. In fact, many of our senior management team started their career in the Support Worker role. Other people have joined us to gain experience and to set them apart in their applications for other roles, for example Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Nursing, Social Work.
If you have any questions about the role call Kerry or Chiara on 01637 416444 who will be pleased to answer these. You can email them out of office hours at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Kerry & Chiara - Recruitment Team|
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