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Job Description

Life Skills Support Worker required in Newham, London

ENS Recruitment is currently working with a very large Health and Social Care provider and we are looking to recruit a permanent Life Skills Support Worker for one of their specialist services in the Newham are. We are looking for experienced and dedicated people who understand the emotional needs and how to offer support to people living with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health. 

The service provides specialist welfare support for women with mental health/ learning disabilities and other associated health needs. You will be providing support to vulnerable women who may be fleeing violence , at risk of abuse or survivors of domestic violence including those at the point of crisis.

The purpose of the role is to support and promote the development of a holistic learning environment and culture in which learners with autism and of all abilities are encouraged to develop and progress. To develop and deliver learning schemes and to develop learning plans that link with wider support plans and aim to develop individual confidence, life skills, and empower service users to achieve personal goals.

The successful candidate will have:

· Minimum Level 3 Qualification linked to supporting people with Learning Disabilities (i.e. supporting individuals with learning disabilities (City & Guilds) or the Positive Behaviour Support Qualification (British Institute for Learning Disabilities)

· Understanding of disability and learner needs in order to support residents with a variety of learning needs including Autistic spectrum conditions, intellectual disability, emotional and communication difficulties

· Knowledge to implement a variety of teaching and supporting strategies, including structured learning, behaviour management and job coaching

Our client offers a variety of benefits and up to £35,000 annual salary for the right candidate.


Please note that due to the nature of the service, we are only able to accept applications from female candidates.

If you have any questions about this role, please call Carmen at ENS Recruitment. 

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I feel I would like to give a positive review on working for ENS in any care capacity. I joined at the start of December 2015 and have been offered enough work to fit around my own needs and other commitments. The work has been varied and I received good information prior to the visit. The excellent dedicated back office support staff and they clearly understand their clients’ needs which are aligned to the qualities of the Support Workers, this helps builds the relationship.

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