Support Worker

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Ref
58733
Role type
Supported Living Support Worker
Location
Wren Park - Croydon - Surrey
Closing date
31/07/2018
Service details
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Description

Support Worker

Support Worker Vacancies.

  Are you an aspiring psychologist, nurse, occupational therapist, social worker or other healthcare worker looking to gain invaluable experience?

Are you looking to join a dynamic, ambitious, forward thinking team?

Then this is the place for you!

 

Regard Partnership are hiring support workers for their Acquired Brain Injury specialist neurorehabilitation home in Caterham, Surrey.

 We are looking to recruit new colleagues to be part of our team; to join us in ensuring we deliver the best possible support to our clients at all times. We have full time (37.5 hrs/week) and flexible working (bank) options available. Shifts will be rostered over a 7-day period, this includes weekends, bank holidays and sleep ins.

We are seeking to recruit support workers with effective communication skills, high levels of empathy, enthusiasm and a commitment to the job.

 The role includes:

        Supporting clients with ABI: activities of daily living (cooking, domestic duties, some    limited personal care), attend appointments, accessing the community.

  • Following and contribution to neuropsychology guidelines, support plans and behaviour management plans.
  • Under supervision, and with training, supporting clients with medication.

 You will gain:

 

  • Experience of working directly with a clinical population; clients with ABI.
  • Multi-disciplinary working; this involves working directly alongside the Neuropsychology team, as well as OTs and case managers etc.
  • An awareness of challenging behaviour; behavioural analysis and techniques.
  • On the job and formal training sessions relating to psychology, such as active listening skills, challenging behaviour management and the interaction between brain injury and psychological presentations.

 This is a fantastic opportunity for students/graduates looking to undergo relevant qualifications in psychology, nursing and other health/social care related fields. 

 

 

http://www.regard.co.uk/


 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

Desirable – Support Worker

  • NVQ/QCF2 or 3 in Social Care Awareness or equivalent
  • 6 months experience in similar role or desire to work in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Experience working with non-verbal communication methods
  • Experience of working with people with different needs and levels of complexity
  • Full driving licence to transport Service Users in the community
  • Proven ability to problem solving
  • Experience working in a changing environment

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 (CQC, CSSIW, OFSTED etc.)
  • Responsible for your own, Service User and site visitor health and safety (H&S)
  • Works within company policies and procedures and relevant regulation at all times

 

Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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