Southwest Vacancies / Plymouth

Supporting Crew Mate for Team Jolly Roger

We are looking for an additional crew mate to support a gentleman in his 40’s on his voyage for independence. If you know “how does he do it and how and why” then we need you !

Location: Plymouth

Position/s: Support Workers

Salary: £8.72 per hour

Hours: 16 per week

Contract: Variable

Closing Date: 27th Sept 2019

Ref Code: MB/NC

Essential for this job

You must be willing to work on a one to one basis and it would be beneficial if you can drive and have access to your own car, as well as experience in supporting a person with Epilepsy.

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 individual has a unique take on the world which goes fantastically with his quirky sense of humour. He can do things others have doubted he could ever achieve, such as looking after his own house and owning pets, he has two delightful cats and four goldfish, also known as ‘Cat TV’. His hobbies include playing simple computer games such as first-person shooters and point and click adventures. He likes watching films and cartoons which have clear heroes and villains, although his hero might be your villain ! He likes to see himself as an adventurer and treasure hunter and even though he lacks some confidence when out in the community, he has made great progress over the years. He enjoys growing certain plants in his kitchen and garden, although he does need some encouragement to try different things without it being too much of a change.

He has a learning disability and some degree of autism. His understanding of things can be a bit out of sync with reality but as a patient and encouraging individual you can help find creative and unique ways of helping his understanding. He has nocturnal epilepsy and can be dependent on certain routines although these can vary according to his interests at that time. Training is provided for Epilepsy and Autism. At times he can become focused on particular subject’s and his team need to remain calm and be able to distract to other things when it becomes obsessive, without ignoring his need for reassurance. He can find accepting new staff difficult and so patience is a must have. He is very capable and his team need to provide him with just enough support to help with his independence. His team need to be animated at times, not afraid to act silly and must be self-motivated.

Ideally you will:

  • Be patient with a calm manner if times become challenging
  • Be able to use logical and concrete language
  • Be pro-active and manage your own time productively
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be thick skinned, not take things personally
  • Be a great communicator for the person and the team
  • Have similar interests or be sympathetic to his
  • Have an average level of computer skills to help with emails and games

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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