Senior Support Worker – Annitsford Drive, Fordley

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Contract Type: permanent

Location: Annitsford Drive, Fordley, Newcastle upon Tyne

Hours: 37.5

Job role

Annitsford Drive, Fordley Newcastle provides Independent Supported Living Services to people on the autism spectrum with complex needs.

ESPA are looking to recruit a full-time Senior Support Worker who has knowledge and experience of working with adults with autism. You must have a mature and compassionate attitude towards working with people who challenge services. Knowledge and experience of positive behavioural approaches is essential as is the ability to model best practice in dealing with challenging behaviour.

You will have a defined role within the team and support the Team Leader.

You will need to have experience of working as part of a team and within protocols and guidelines which are known to be effective for each person.

The post requires a high level of commitment and flexibility towards service delivery and you should be able to contribute to all aspects of the service.

You will be required to deputise for the Team Leader in their absence and you will be part of a senior team providing senior on call cover.

It is important that you possess good verbal, written and IT skills.

It is essential that you have experience of administering medication following agreed systems as you will be expected to provide support and leadership to others administering medication.

You will need to have a level of fitness that enables participation in activities as part of the persons programme.

Although not essential we are keen to recruit drivers.

You will be flexible to suit the individual needs of the person and service.

All applicants must be over 21 years of age.

 

For more information please contact andy.thornton@espa.org.uk /0191 2500160 or clare.wheatley@espa.org.uk /0191 5280603.

For an application form please contact jemma.scott@espa.org.uk 0191 5165080.

Closing: 11/23/2018

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