Southwest Vacancies / Somerset

Support Workers for Tommy

I would walk 500 miles, and I would walk 500 more, recognise it? We don’t need you to walk as far as 500 miles but we do need someone who can put their best foot forward whilst also having fun.

Location: Taunton

Position/s: Support Workers

Salary: £10.15 p.h.

Hours: Various available

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 15th July 2022

Ref Code: VAS/CL

Essential for this job

Experience of working with people who have a history of substance misuse and some knowledge of Autism would be beneficial.

Benefits

  1. We reward our staff with competitive salaries
  2. We offer an Award Winning Pension Scheme
  3. We have a company sick pay scheme
  4. Excellent annual leave allowance, including top up pay
  5. A really good 5 day induction
  6. Ongoing high quality training
  7. Career development opportunities
  8. A real chance to make a difference to someone’s life
  9. Become part of a ground breaking organisation
  10. Become a valued member of our staff

Ten reasons to work for Beyond Limits

More about...

This is a big ask but we are an organisation that asks a lot of ourselves as we know that this is the only way to get results, real results that make a difference to the people we support, this is why we are rated as outstanding by the CQC. We are about to start making a difference with Tommy but we need some people who are also wanting to make a difference to someone else to join his team. Tommy hasn’t been well and he has been in hospital for a while but he is making real progress, so much so, that he will soon be able to move to his new home. The thing that is holding him back now is that we need people to support him in his home. Tommy is a young man who suffers from poor mental health and this means he will sometimes take on different personas. He will refer to himself by other names, usually people he is interested in, for example rap musicians. Substance misuse features in his world and so you need to be someone who has an understanding of this, at times, when he is unwell, he will refer to himself as a drug baron. He can engage in some risky behaviours involving substance misuse, you must be someone resilient and someone who does not take things personally. Tommy is clear about the type of people he is looking for, non-judgemental is key. You will need to be patient and offer support when he needs it but also be prepared to take a step back and sometimes have long periods of silence. If you are a chatterbox, then this is not the team for you. If you are up to date with your music and video games and enjoy a good film then you will work well in the team. If you are keen on working out in the gym and maybe have the odd tattoo, again you will fit right in. Most of all though whatever your interests and hobbies, you will need to find your own relationship with Tommy, for as much as he likes gangster rap, he also enjoys cooking and the finer things in life. We need people who can see the potential in Tommy, especially when he cannot see it himself. When Tommy is well, he is funny and polite and a guy who has a real caring side to him. He is mannerly and well-spoken and he is capable of having a great life, he just needs a bit of help from you to achieve it.

Ideally you will:

  • Be passionate about working with Tommy
  • Want to make a difference to someone else’s life
  • Be a self motivated person
  • Be ok working on your own but part of a small team
  • Have a mature outlook on life
  • Be a calm and reflective person
  • Understand and practice with emotional intelligence
  • Be someone who can see passed another’s difficulties

A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).

More information

For an informal conversation about this position or to contact us by email please see contact details at the bottom of this page.

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