Specialist Behavioural Support Worker
We're looking for a kind, compassionate and resilient Specialist Behaviour Support Worker to join our Learning Disabilities service in Newham.
£25,206.00 per annum, working 40 hours per week. Benefits include 25 days Annual Leave, pension schemes, staff discounts, healthcare and career progression.
Roles for 32 hours/week and 24hours/week also available.
Want to feel like you're part of one team? You'll feel at home here.
This role requires a valid Right to Work for the UK as Look Ahead are not a sponsoring organisation.
What you'll do:
Specialist Behaviour Support Workers are responsible for the customer's emotional, psychological well being as well as providing support to help them develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs. At Nimrod House, this will include providing physical, domestic, emotional and social care. They will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team to promote independent living, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices.
This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead
This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead.
You are liable to observing and monitoring the customer's behaviours, the duration, the intensity, and the damage, as well as factors that may alleviate or trigger the behaviour
You are responsible in planning appropriate intervention to modify and resolve the behaviour
You require superb interpersonal and relationship skills and must have the capacity to handle psychologically behavioural changes
You understand and collaborate with the different support organizations accessible in the community
You exhibit a concrete basis in behavioural analysis
You will have ability and skill to present and feedback to other professionals in a formal settings
Reports possible cases of abuse, neglect or endangerment appropriately
Actively participates in the reviewing and the designing behavioural interventions plans.
Implements behaviour support plans
Measures goals and objectives of behaviour support plans to ensure they are being met
Communicates with parents and care managers in regard to customer's progress in the absence of management
Analyses the behavioural interventions to determine their success
Assists customers in identifying inappropriate behaviours and develop better behaviour alternatives.
Assists newly recruited staff in facilitating behavioural interventions
Maintains up to date accurate records of customer's, service being provided and behavioural data
If a need arises, deliver all aspects of support to enable a customer to develop independent living skills as appropriate to the individual needs of the customer. In some services, this will include delivering personal and physical care as appropriate
Support customers to undertake all domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation
Participate in the support planning and risk management, as facilitated by the lead Support Worker.
Carry out security duties to ensure the safety of the customers and premises
Monitor the CCTV throughout the shift
Enable customers to make full use of community facilities by providing support as directed
Carry out support duties to enable customers to integrate into the community including e.g. accompanying the customer to attend benefit agency appointments and meetings, go shopping, to enquire at colleges about possible courses, to visit various public amenities
Report any observations relating to customers welfare
Adhere to all the policies and procedures of Look Ahead Care, Support & Housing plus those specific to the project including any statutory requirements
What you'll bring:
Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, joins in local activities to encourage customer involvement
Exudes a warm friendly presence and open behaviour
Prefers working as part of a group or team
Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement
Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised
Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments
Is confident with high levels of self-esteem
Is respectful, articulate and sensitive in style of communication
Is motivated towards excellence and improvement of personal performance with a can do attitude
Ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour
NVQ Level 2 or equivalent
Minimum 2 years of experience working with customers with Autism/Behaviour that challenges and Diabetics
Experience with PBS Approach
Look Ahead is a dynamic, leading, not-for-profit care and support provider in London and the South East. As an organisation we deliver over 110 services, providing support to around 7000 customers each year. We work across mental health, homelessness, young people and learning disabilities so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and progress your career with us.
We reserve the right to close this advert early if we are able to appoint to the vacancy before the advertised closed date.