Support Workers for Mike

Established team looking for additional staff to support a man in his late 40’s who has a learning disability and some degree of autism. Mike is keen on simple computer games and films and cartoons that have clear heroes and villains. He had a great imagination and like to have a laugh and joke with his team. Mike has nocturnal epilepsy and is quite dependent on routine. He has an interest in growing certain plants in his kitchen and garden and likes to see himself as an adventurer and treasure hunter, he lacks some confidence however and so his team need to be positive and patient.

  • Position: Support Workers
  • Location: Plympton
  • Salary: £16,185 per annum (pro rata)
  • Hours: Part-time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Ref Code: MB/NC
  • Closing Date: 14th December 2018
Notes: Full UK Driving Licence and own car preferred

Working with Mike you will need to be confident and assertive but calm and gentle.  Mike is looking for someone with a consistent approach but with flexibility and a good sense of humour. An average level of computer literacy is required to assist him writing emails and playing games.

Ideally you will:

  • Be a confident and assertive person
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Be someone who can stick with a situation
  • Be calm in a crisis
  • Have similar interests to Mike
  • Be accepting of Mike’s specific routines
  • Be able and willing to fix things, computer etc

A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check will be requested in the event of the individual being offered a position with Beyond Limits, the cost of which will be to the employee, however, this will be returned after successful completion of probation period (6 months).

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