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Respite Support Workers & Waking Night Officers


Closing date: Monday, 26th July 2021

Do you want to make a real difference? Come and work with us in Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire.

We are looking for Support Workers and Waking Night Officers to develop their skills to specialise in autism.

Ravenshead Respite is a bespoke service set in the picturesque Hidden Valleys area of Nottinghamshire. Service users come from around the East Midlands from their family homes for short break stays throughout the month, or stay with us for a longer period of time whilst they transition into a permanent community placement. It is a small service made up of 3 independent living spaces which allows us to cater for service users’ needs in a very personal and person centred approach.

Service users and staff work together on an individual basis to plan activities to support service users with their independence and social and emotional well-being. This could include activities in the service such as arts and crafts, cooking, cleaning and gardening but also extends out into activities in the community.

Our staff are required to be flexible in their working approach and be confident in their own skills and ability to provide a high quality service to all service users who access our service. Our service comprises of a small but hard working and dedicated team that are able to work independently but join together as a team to ensure tasks are completed on time and to a high standard.

Working for us means you will be offering respite and transforming care for autistic individuals. You will need to be able to offer person-centred support to enable individuals to:

  • Have the maximum choice and control over their lives.
  • Progress towards their goals and outcomes
  • Maintain and develop their independence

We offer an extensive training program and can support you in gaining your care certificate and NVQ qualifications.

Desired Attributes:

  • Driver (essential) 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Have or be willing to work towards an NVQ in Health and Social Care
  • Strong oral and written skills for report writing
  • Good IT skills
  • Understanding of CQC/ Transforming Care Agenda
  • Ability to work mornings, evenings and complete sleep ins for the service
  • Confident at working independently

If this sounds like you, we’d love you to get in touch!

We are looking for full time (37 hours a week).

25 days holiday + bank holidays, paid DBS and comprehensive training and fully paid induction.

Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@autismeastmidlands.org.uk