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Support Worker

Priory Group
Full Time

Job Description

Craegmoor has services across England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland, all providing innovative, creative support enabling people with mental health problems, autism and learning disabilities to live the lives they want and have the opportunities they deserve.

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Job Advert Location Description

Our purpose at Woodhouse Hall is to provide the highest standards of support and accommodation as well as a supportive environment for nineteen adults with autism, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours. We are situated in a small residential community called East Ardsley near to the large cities of Wakefield and Leeds.

Job Advert Role Description

The successful candidate will be required to provide the highest standard of person centred support and care to the people who use our service, maintaining dignity and respect, enabling them to lead as independent lives as possible and realise their potential whilst ensure own actions and behaviour comply with corporate policy and local procedures, statutory regulations and quality standards.

This will be to work across three sites, where you will be mainly to develop SU in the community and enjoy their interests with them, cooking, sports activities, going shopping, gardening and visits to the cinema.

The role holder should have a flexible and innovative approach to their work and be able to facilitate and support service users in decision making, promoting choice and involvement at all times.

NVQ2 in Health and Social Care or related area or equivalent or higher recognised qualification. GCSE or NVQ2 in Englsih and Maths.  It is not anticipated that all new recruits to the role will have NVQ2 qualification but will commence the attainment process within six months of joining and will have a specific time period in which to qualify.

Communication and personal interaction is a key feature of this role and may include the provision of support to people who use challenging behaviour as a way to communicate their needs and frustrations or who use alternative communication methods such as pictures and signing systems. This role also requires participation in and promotion of a team approach at all time, with positive and constructive working relationships for the benefit of the service user. To contirbute both verbally and in writing to servic euser reviews and support planning

The role holder will be expected to undergo certified training and refresher coursed in a range of areas including Adult protection, Physical Intervention, Behavioural Management, first aid, fire prevention and Health and Safety at Work and other specialist training related to the location.

Experience in challenging behaviour is necessary or experience with Autism and Mental health.

What we’d like to give you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Just Drive scheme
  • SMART Childcare Vouchers
  • SMART Pension option
Division DBS info


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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