Support Worker

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Ref
59444
Role type
Supported Living Support Worker
Location
Bosley House - Congleton - Cheshire
Closing date
28/09/2018
Service details
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Description

Position: Support Worker

Location: Bosley House – Congleton - Cheshire

Company: The Regard Group

Salary: £7.90 + Benefits

Hours: Full time and part time

Closing Date: 23/09/2018

 

About Us

Regard is a National provider of flexible, personalised support for people with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Needs, or Acquired Brain Injury through more than 125 supported living services and residential care homes across England and Wales. Our services in England and Wales support individuals with a wide range of complex needs and include outreach services, such as domiciliary care and specialist care and support for adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Needs, and associated challenging behaviour.

We are recruiting for a 5 bedroom supported living service in Congleton. No experience is necessary as our staff receive a comprehensive induction as well as full training in order to effectively support the clients in their services. We are also committed to developing our staff in order to help them achieve their long term employment goals and to this end work with local training providers to offer QCFs in Health and Social Care Levels 2, 3 and 5.

 

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

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)

Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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