Responsibilities of Support Workers:
1. To provide a supportive and flexible approach which enables clients to fulfil their potential for independence, choice, inclusion and control by positively enabling and empowering clients to achieve their aspirations for independent living.
2. To plan and carry out activities ensuring that clients are supported in a personalised way considering their individual choices, aspirations and goals. Activities will include supporting clients to: – maintain a clean, tidy and welcoming living environment. – use appropriate laundry facilities so they can be enabled to do their washing to ensure they have suitable and appropriate clothing to wear. – plan, shop and prepare wholesome meals alongside clients taking into account their choices and wishes. – maintain their health and well-being by assisting them to arrange and attend medical appointments. – enable clients to manage their own finances by developing appropriate budgeting and financial training giving support on an individual basis. – maintain an active and supportive social life taking into account individual choices and wishes. – support clients to access college courses, training and other day time activities.
3. To attend staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
4. To ensure compliance with Supporting People and CQC standards and our clients policies and procedures.
5. To contribute to the protection of clients from any form of abuse.
6. To deliver high quality dignified personal care.
7. To support people to administer their medication safely and in line with all policies and procedures.
8. To promote equality, diversity and human rights irrespective of people’s race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.
9. Where appropriate, to liaise with clients’ parents, social workers and others to make sure that the network of support around each person is functioning effectively.
10. To advocate for clients when appropriate.
11. To contribute to clients individualised needs assessments, support plans and risk assessments.
12. To actively contribute to and participate in social activities in order to support clients to create and maintain a healthy community life.
13. To undertake other delegated tasks and responsibilities that fall within your capabilities.
Person Specification for Support Workers:
Previous experience of working within a care or support setting, ideally with adults with learning disabilities.
Qualifications – Reasonable general education (evidence of numeracy and literacy) NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social care or willingness to work towards
Working knowledge of health and safety, protection of vulnerable adults, person centred planning
A desire to promote and support clients’ independence, choice, control and inclusion.
Able to be sensitive, yet objective, about the needs of adults with learning difficulties.
Able to recognise relevant information in verbal and non-verbal communication.
Good social and oral communication skills.
Able to motivate and organise self and others. Flexible, with good problem-solving skills.
Able to work independently and as a member of a team. Other requirements
Driving licence is essential due to location of home
Enhanced DBS disclosure
Don’t miss out on being rewarded with amazing job satisfaction and feeling part of a community. This leading healthcare provider based in Eastington, Gloucestershireis passionate about offering the best service to both staff and clients. So apply today!
If this exciting opportunity is of interest to yourself please apply immediately or call the Donna Morgan on 01905 788 090, alternatively email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org