Salisbury Support 4 Autism Limited

Adult Lead Care Level 2 Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Salisbury Support 4 Autism Limited (Employer)

Harrow and Uxbridge College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £225.00
37.5 hours per week To be discussed at interview.
24 months (duration)
24 November 2020(start date)
Adult care worker (apprenticeship standard)
7 positions available
17 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Providing high quality support and care to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, complex needs and challenging behaviour.


Empowering them by assisting them to live as independently as possible through a Person Centred approach, promoting: respect and dignity, choice in all aspects of life, community presence and participation, the right to social relationships and building competencies. 

  • Supporting service users in maintaining their physical, social and emotional well-being
  • Maintaining and developing service user’s skills and enhancing their self-esteem
  • Involving service users in all aspects in their own home, ensuring they are in control by enhancing communication through various strategies and ensuring choice
  • Continually striving to identify and satisfy individual needs and preferences
  • Supporting individual to maintain their home environment to the highest standards, including supporting them to complete all household requirements as much as they are able and enabling them to develop their skills further in each area
  • Supporting individuals in a wide range of activities, in the house, community and on holidays
  • Implementing and contributing to personal development plans and supporting them to take calculated risks
  • Safely and responsibly administering medication where required
  • Taking the responsibility of being an advocate and keyworker
  • Support service users with personal care and daily life skills in order to make them more independent
  • Accepting key areas of responsibilities within the house
  • Understanding and using specific techniques to support and develop the abilities and management of behaviours of service user’s with Autistic Spectrum Disorder
  • Ensuring that personal training is up to date and taking responsibility for organising further training, when needed and as soon as required
  • Assisting in all aspects of new service user induction, including transitions, settling into new services
  • Prepare and participate in meetings with external professionals, members of staff and members of the family/significant others
  • Understand Mental Capacity Act and deprivation of liberty
  • Understand and follow person centred approach and positive behaviour support.
  • Shift leading according to company policies

Finance and Administration

  • Taking responsibility for petty cash and service user’s monies
  • Ensuring service users budget within their means and ensure their finances and valuables are managed effectively and safely
  • Ensure you follow finance policy and procedures
  • Identify potential areas of financial abuse


  • Completing detailed, clear and accurate and factual daily records for service users
  • Completing monthly records
  • Completing other daily records to enable analysis of specific areas to enable effective plans to be implemented
  • Reporting to and seeking advice from senior staff regarding any significant changes including incidents and changes in the service user’s mental/physical health
  • Ensuring key client folder is up to date, neat and organized

Communications and Relationships

  • Communicating effectively with colleagues, professionals, relatives and outside agencies as required
  • Communicating effectively with the service users (using a variety of communication methods including Makaton, BLS and PECS)
  • Using various communication strategies to communicate with service users and enable them to communicate
  • Attending and contributing to team meetings
  • Advocating and encouraging individuals to self-advocate
  • Building good rapport with service users whilst maintaining professional boundaries
  • Building relationships with professionals, family member and external agencies
  • Keep good records of communication with staff (via communication book) and other professionals (via professionals contact sheet)
  • Keep good records of daily logs, incident reports, BOC forms, etc

Legal, Compliance, Procedural Adherence

  • Ensuring and maintaining the health and safety of service user and staff at all times
  • Being aware of emergency procedures
  • Adhering to the policies and procedures of Salisbury Support 4 Autism including but not limited to Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults, Whistle Blowers Policy, Equal Opportunity Policy, Confidentiality Policy, and Health and Safety Policy
  • Having an understanding of who the regulatory body is and how they regulate
  • Understanding the duty of care and acting upon it at times, if necessary

Future Prospects

Discussed at Interview

Reality Check

All staff are expected to meet regulatory training standards. Care assistants must attend initial Bluebird Care training before providing care and support to our customers. During the first 12 weeks you will continue to receive on the job and classroom based training to help you fully understand your role. You must be willing to participate in ongoing training so you can continue to give good and safe care and support You will need to obtain a satisfactory criminal records check and evidence that your name is not listed as barred from working with vulnerable people Working as part of a team to cover a 24/7 rota, including unsocial hours, weekends, holiday periods and sleep-in/night shifts.

Skills Required

  • Ability to listen, communicate clearly and build positive working relationships with customers, their families or representatives, Bluebird Care staff and other social and health care professionals
  • Ability to give care and support to customers with all aspects of their daily living. To always respect their dignity, privacy and choices, be non- judgemental and promote their independence
  • Good organisational skills, so customers receive the services they expect
  • Ability to use own initiative and work alone or as part of a team especially in an emergency
  • Numerical skills to support customers in managing their money and buying shopping or paying bills when requested to do so
  • Ability to keep written records in clear English about the care and support given to each customer, including help with medicines
  • Ability and willingness to follow Bluebird Care’s policies, procedures and instructions and to participate in training

Qualities Required

  • Caring and compassionate towards people in need of care and support
  • Dedicated to anti-discriminatory care practice. This means respecting people suffering from a range of medical conditions with different backgrounds and beliefs to your own
  • Self-motivated and keen to learn. Willing to seek guidance when needed and to follow instructions
  • Excellent time keeper and reliable
  • Good hygiene practice, including personal hygiene and a smart appearance
  • Good stamina and level of fitness to meet the physical demands of the job

Qualifications Required

  • A relevant care and/or health qualification
  • Previous experience as a care assistant or as an unpaid carer
  • Knowledge of how to recognise abuse and safeguarding procedures
  • Working knowledge of health and safety matters relating to homecare
  • Flexible approach to working

Training Provided

Adult Lead Care Level 2

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