Senior Support Worker – Annitsford

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Salary: £18,380 per annum

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Annitsford

Hours: Full time

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 must be able to work as part of a team and within protocols and guidelines which are known to be effective for each person.

You must have a high level of commitment and flexibility towards service delivery and be able to contribute to all aspects of the service.

You must be able to deputise for the Team Leader in their absence.

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

You must have experience of administering medication following agreed systems.

You must 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.

ESPA offers all staff an excellent employment package which includes:

6 weeks paid holiday increasing to 8 weeks

Company Pension Scheme

Life Assurance

Meals provided on shift

Company sick pay scheme up to 3 months full pay

Intensive 3 week Induction with continuous training and development

Excellent Career Progression

  1. Family Friendly Policies

For more information please contact andy.thornton@espa.org.uk or clare.wheatley@espa.org.uk 0191 2500160. For an application form please contact jemma.scott@espa.org.uk 0191 5165080.

CLOSING DATE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS: Friday 19th July 2019

Closing: 07/19/2019

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