Support Worker/Carer - Milton Keynes - Autism Care

£8.72 hourly
  • Lifeways Group
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 25 Sep, 2020
Full time Healthcare

Job Description

The Lifeway’s Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of support services for people with diverse and often complex needs in community settings. Our vision is to help people live ordinary, independent and happy lives through extraordinary support.

Established in 1995, the Lifeways Group has over 10,000 employees providing specialist support services for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, autism, profound and multiple learning disabilities, sensory and communication impairments, and acquired brain injuries. We do this through our portfolio of nine dedicated and specialist support services, which includes Autism Care, Brighton & Sussex Care, Care Solutions, Future Home Care, Integra, Keys Hill Park, Lifeways Community Care, Living Ambitions and SIL and currently support more than 6,000 people across the UK.

Job Description

We have 4 supported living services in the Milton Keynes Area; these are located in the residential areas of Bletchley, Middleton, Crown Hill and Giffard Park. Autism Care is part of the Lifeways Group.

 

NON EXPERIENCED AND EXPERIENCE AND SUPPORT WORKERS

 

We provide support to a diverse range of needs, from low level support including supervision/prompting with medication, domestic tasks, shopping right through to full support with all aspects of day to day living which may include supporting someone with their personal care needs (bathing/toileting/dressing), cooking and preparing of meals, accessing their local community.

 

BENEFITS TO WORKING WITH THE LIFEWAYS GROUP:

  • PAY: £8.72 Per hour with £40.00 per night sleep in rate
  • Petrol/fares paid for on shift travel
  • We’ll pay for your DBS
  • Hourly paid enhancements over the festive period bank holidays
  • Fully paid induction
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Opportunity for overtime
  • Employee Discount and Assistance Scheme
  • Opportunity to undertake a NVQ in health and social care

Some of the people we support have complex needs; this means that some people have difficulty in communicating their needs and may require the use of signs/symbols or pictures to communicate with their support. All staff joining the service will receive full induction and NAPPI training which is the approved training for understanding and managing complex needs and behaviours and how to keep themselves and others, including the person they support safe at times.

 

CONTRACTS AVAILABLE  

  • Full time 35 hours per week
  • Part-time varied hours available
  • Sessional/Bank hours also available  

 

Working hours are on a shift pattern rota basis including some weekend working and some sleep-ins (sleep-ins are paid as a separate payment per sleep in):

 

This is a great opportunity to develop your career in the care industry – if this sounds of interest, simply click Apply!