Support Worker

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Ref
58138
Role type
Residential Support Worker
Location
Highbury House - Wem - Shropshire
Closing date
19/04/2018
Service details
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Description

Wem Services are looking for Individuals to work on a Part Time basis within their dynamic and diverse staff team, succesful candidates will provide support and care to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and Autism through specialist residential services where YOU can make a real difference to peoples lives.  

You will be delivering care and support in accordance to person centred care and support plans to enrich peoples live. By providing support and advice you will help each individual to fulfill their potential. If you are passionate and enthusiastic about making a positive change to peoples lives This is the job for you. 

Role Overview – Support Worker

You will provide care and support personalised to each Service User in line with their Care Plan. You will work within the team to provide individual high quality person-centred care to Service Users, supporting each to reach their optimum potential (hopes and dreams).

The ability to drive and access to your own vehicle would be desirable, but it is not essential.

Essential – Support Worker

  • Willingness to achieve (training) in line with regulations
  • Good basic numeracy & literacy
  • Proficient in IT; Word, Outlook, Internet
  • Participation in a wide range of Service User activities in the Service and community
  • Willingness to provide a range of care, relating to individual care plans including personal care
  • Ability to work within policy, process and systems of work e.g. medication management
  • Professional manner and presentation
  • Good spoken and written English ability to record information accurately
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours e.g. early morning, evening, weekends, sleep-ins
  • Use own initiative and to multi-task
  • Work well in a team
  • Manage own stress levels
  • Communicate tasks effectively
  • Ability to managing conflict

Principal Tasks - Support Worker

  • Engages with and follows individual Service User Care Plans
  • Updates Service User Care Plans and risk assessments
  • Uses company processes to capture information and maintain Service User files
  • Undertakes identified goal-oriented activities and care for each Service User
  • Offers and presents options to support and empower Service User choice
  • Responsible for the capture of outcome information and data, on company documentation and processes
  • Completes specific, delegated tasks to deadlines and quality standards
  • Provides key worker support
  • Act as advocate for the Service User
  • Works in partnership with colleagues, appropriate family, friends, others significant to the individual and care professionals
  • Ensures Service Users are safeguarded by working within internal policies, medication management systems, staff handbook, all relevant external regulatory requirements
  • Responsible for your own, Service User and site visitor health and safety (H&S)

These points cover the basics, and are by no means exhaustive; a full job description is available

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