Dean and others like him are looking for Full or Part-time people to support them to live their life as independently as possible by becoming their Autism Advocate & Companion in the Heanor area of Derbyshire.
- £8.46 - £8.72 per hour plus pension scheme.
- Free DBS check.
- Lifeworks benefit platform.
- Comprehensive paid training and induction.
- Westfield Health cashback scheme.
Do I need experience?
Absolutely not! Most of their Autism Advocates & Companions have come from lots of different backgrounds, but most do this job to make a difference! If you are looking to start a career in Adult Social Care, or you are looking for a complete career change, becoming a Support Worker could be just the start of your career. Comprehensive training is provided, and your DBS Check is completely free!
Who will you be supporting?
*Dean is 21 and has learning disabilities, and lives within a supported living scheme; this is a place where he can live independently whilst still receiving the support, he needs with things he finds difficult. Dean is a lovely character, very fun to be around and loves going into town on the bus, he attends college and loves going to the cinema. He particularly loves comedies and loves to go watch all the new releases.
Dean is just an example of someone you may support. Each of the individuals this company supports are unique and all have their own personalities, hobbies, and interests.
To support Dean to live life to the fullest! Your role will be to advocate for him, keep him safe whilst supporting him to do the things we all do every day. This could include supporting him to cook a meal, helping him with household bills and taking him out. Keeping him safe and ensuring all his hopes and aspirations are achieved.
This is a full-time permanent job and you would be employed directly by the end employer. They are an organisation that support adults with Learning disabilities / Physical Disabilities or Mental Health Conditions to live independently in their own communities and lead fulfilled lives. There is a real sense of pride from everyone that works here, that the support that they provide really makes a difference.
This is more than a job; you get up every day and know you make a difference to someone!
If you have any questions about this Autism Advocate & Companion job or you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.