Intensive Support Workers
(Part of our Intensive Support Team)
Pontypool, Chepstow or Newport (Based at 1 of the locations)
£16,372-£17,000 Full Time Equivalent
Various part time hours available, some 8:30-16:30 Mon-Fri only, while others are 7 days a week and up until 23:00.
We are also recruiting Relief Intensive Support Workers £7.50 per hour
Relief positions could include waking nights.
Who are we?
reach strives to make a real difference to people's lives by putting people first and shaping our service around each and every individual. We have experience of supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health conditions 'challenging behaviour' and complex needs, as well as providing care and support for older people. These roles are part of our Intensive Support Worker team, and our New Inn Service is brand new, so we are looking to build a new team.
What will you do?
You will be part of a more specialist team within reach, who work with individuals who are assessed as having complex needs/challenging behaviours, and Autism. Your role will be to work in accordance with a Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) approach, designed to proactively support individuals to maximise their choices and take as much control as possible over their lives. This will involve you supporting individuals to integrate as fully as possible within a community setting, to liaise with Family members, health professionals and members of the multi-disciplinary team. You will play a crucial role in providing support that is individually tailored for everyone; taking on board their preferences, their abilities as well as their needs in order to enable them to become as independent as possible.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have previous experience of using Active Support as a model and equally, of using a wide range of recognised communication methods (such as TEACCH and/or Inclusive Communication). If you do not already have this experience, training can be provided. Equally, you will be given the opportunity to complete the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Positive Behavioural Support online as part of your ongoing development if you do not already hold this qualification.
Given the complexity of needs of individuals being supported, you must have the ability and confidence to work in accordance with a Support Plan and the methods detailed within it.
Importantly, you must be a team player (and able to work flexibly and consistently), naturally enthusiastic and driven to help make a difference to people's lives.
Apply today! If this sounds like the challenge you are looking for then click 'Apply'. Download our Application Form from our vacancy page, following the submission guidelines.
Closing date for applications: Midday, Ongoing
We are reach and we support people in their own homes to live the life they want. The support we offer people is designed for each person. It can range from supporting people 24 hours a day to just a few hours support.
We provide housing and support which makes a real difference to people’s lives. We do this by putting people first and shaping our service to each and every person.
A career with reach gives you the opportunity to make a real difference to the people we support. No matter what stage you’re at in your career, a role with reach will see you directly contributing to the care and support we provide, so you’ll never finish a day’s work wondering what you’ve achieved.
Our people are our most important asset, we simply can’t provide great quality care without the talent, commitment and expertise of our team. So we support our people to become the best they can be, so you’ll receive all the training you need and a range of professional development opportunities to ensure you grow as we grow.