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Flexible Support Worker

People accessing our service have learning disabilities and neurodiversity needs and need support to take part in their local community to access local resources, and to develop confidence and independence.

The FSW acts as a companion and a guide, teaching valuable life skills. They might be supporting individuals at work, with fitness and leisure activities, attending activity groups, improving health outcomes, taking a break or respite, or supporting at home.

There is not a typical day for the flexible support worker (FSW). They are always community based and spend considerable time outdoors and at activities. It is FSW’s job to make people’s days fulfilling and make their dreams happen - whether that is going swimming, horse riding, going to college and higher education, painting a masterpiece, going to church, meeting friends, or going to work on a farm.

Typically the FSW works with one person at a time in sessions of 2 to 8 hours. In some instances, FSW’s double up to support individuals who need extra support in community settings.

What makes a good Flexible Support Worker?

  • Positive outlook and ‘can-do’ attitude and confident to work alone

  • Good time keeping and flexible

  • Respectful and non-judgmental and with the desire to understand the world from other people’s point of view and their abilities

  • Resourceful and tenacious - willing to try hard and be creative to include people with disabilities in  community life and activities

  • Life skills and willingness to put their hands to different activities and jobs

  • Resilient and reflective about their work and always striving for improvement and learning from mistakes

  • Good communication skills and people skills; open minded and able to relate to people generally

  • Access to a vehicle to get to/from locations and a manual driver’s license

  • This can be a part time or full time post

Relevant training is given to all job holders to meet the requirements of their role.

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