Job Details

Everyone deserves an incredible future!

Become an Adult Care Worker with Options Autism and start working towards yours.

Middleton Fells is a brand-new service situated in a beautiful rural location, seven miles from the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale and four miles from the town of Sedbergh. Just a 9-minute drive from the M6, the site has great links with Lancaster, Kendal and the Lake District. Middleton Fells provides high quality residential accommodation for adults with additional needs. 

Middleton Fells provides a year-round residential home to people aged 18 to 64 with Autism Spectrum conditions and learning disabilities.

At Middleton Fells we recognise that it is important for the people we support to experience a range of appropriate role models.  Therefore, we want to consider applications from all walks of life.

The opportunity

This is a role with an exciting career and development plan, structured to ensure our staff are trained, supported, and continually developed. We want to give you the best possible toolkit, to deliver outstanding care and support to our Adults and help them achieve incredible outcomes.

There will be a thorough induction, fully expensed training courses, the opportunity to be enrolled on an accredited diploma and pairing with a buddy, which together will help you expand your knowledge, get qualifications, and prepare to become a Qualified Adult Care Worker. It is an incredible opportunity to launch your career and see it flourish.

The Role

Options Autism Work directly with autistic Adults who exhibit a wide range of abilities, from non-verbal to high-functioning and you will be patient and compassionate and, most of all, dependable – working hard to forge a much-needed relationship of trust with those in your care.

This will involve creatively learning about the adults’ interests as well as their dislikes and their triggers, using that connection as a launchpad for a rewarding relationship. A passion for this kind of relationship-building is essential.

You will be responsible for the wellbeing of the adults in your care. This includes supporting the adults, as necessary, to learn and perform household tasks, such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, shopping, using local services and amenities and personalising their own rooms, as well as accessing leisure activities like horse-riding and swimming. You will also chaperone the adults to appointments and activities, complete relevant paperwork, undertake household tasks, and where appropriate administer medication.

Working as part of an incredible team of committed care workers, you will co-operate and share knowledge and learning to the benefit of great care. Excellent communication skills are essential, both in terms of teamwork and – most importantly – as you will be in close contact with the adults you care for.

Kindness is key. In this role, a warm smile can make a massive difference.

Who are we are looking for?

You don’t need any experience to join our team. If you come from hospitality, the army, outdoor activity centres or an office-based job but are eager to help vulnerable adults to live happy, fulfilling lives, this is the role for you.

We know that the adults in our care can be challenging, and we are looking for Care Workers who are up for that challenge. You will be patient and resilient, and able to recognise the reward in transforming a life. You will take care of everyday needs, using a calm, reliable approach that builds trust and confidence.

You will be friendly, approachable, and kind in your dealings with the adults. You will be committed to giving them the space and opportunity to thrive, playing your part in creating a nurturing environment in which they can fulfil their potential.

You will play a key role in the smooth-running of the site, and you will have a good grasp of safety and hygiene, and a conscientious dedication to the adult’s wellbeing. This is a role in which attention to detail really counts – and one that touches the real lives of people every day

Why join Options Autism?

  • We are a values-driven organisation that puts people first
  • We provide continuous professional development to take your career further
  • Funded accredited courses to develop your career
  • Discounted Gym membership and shopping vouchers
  • We build our bonds through a great social events calendar
  • Our Your Wellbeing Matters initiative provides total support
  • Our Employees Rewards Hub offers great rewards such as discount vouchers
  • Holidays are equivalent to 5.6 weeks per annum
  • £10 per hour, plus £52.50 sleep in 
  • Earn £1000 by referring a friend
  • Further earning potential through sleep ins and overtime

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.

Care assistant/ Support worker/ Adults care worker/ Adult development /Working with Adults/ Autism practitioner/ Career/ Trainee