Autism Advocate & Companion

  • Location

    Mansfield, UK

  • Sector:

    Learning Disabilities

  • Job type:

    Managed Advertising

  • Salary:

    £8.46-£9.00 + Free DBS

  • Contact:

    Victoria Marsden

  • Contact email:

    mas2@hscjobs.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    109/SW/RAINWORTH/FEB/EXTRA

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-25

  • Client:

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We are looking for Autism Advocate & Companions close to the Mansfield Area of Nottinghamshire. The position is an 11 minute car journey via the A6191 or a 20 minute train journey away. Do you want a rewarding career like no other? A role that gives you a feeling of satisfaction like no other. You do not need experience, just a passion for making a difference in a person’s life.

This is a perfect time to be joining this organisation as they are in a really exciting period of growth. They have progression opportunities and actively promote from within. The CEO started as a Autism Advocate & Companion but progressed right through the ranks, so who knows, this may just be the start of your story too. They are one of the country’s leading Supported Living companies supporting adults living with Learning/Physical Disabilities and Mental Health conditions to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Supporting Someone

“When I started with this company over a year ago, I started by shadowing a Support Worker called *Lyndsey who was supporting a lady called *Sophie. Sophie was living with Autism and it affected her ability to understand certain things and she sometimes displayed challenging behaviours. She would not want to go outside and would get very upset. However, Lyndsey was amazing. She never gave up on Sophie. She would encourage her, explain things to her in a way that she would understand and accompany her out to activities she loves, for example she loves football and will watch any game, both on the TV and going to watch matches. Seeing her self-esteem grow and her bubbly personality come out has been wonderful, and it let me know that I made the right choice in joining this provider and being here for the rest of my career. Best decision ever.”

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £8.46 - £9.00 per hour, plus Fully Paid Training & paid DBS.
  • Flexible Full-time, part-time and bank hours available.
  • Lifeworks benefit platform & Westfield Health cashback scheme.
  • Pension Scheme.
  • Career Progression & opportunity to gain QCF Qualifications in Health & Social Care.

Apply

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.