Support Worker

This vacancy is now closed

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59477
Role type
Supported Living Support Worker
Location
Meadow View - Redruth - Cornwall
Closing date
21/09/2018
Service details
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Description

Position: Support Workers (supported living)

Location: Meadow View – Redruth - Cornwall

Company: Regard Group

Salary: £8.00 rising to £8.75 upon completion of 12-week probation + benefits

Closing Date: 21/09/2018

Are you an Olympic swimmer? Premier league football champion? Triathlon cyclist? That’s ok neither are we! But, are you that person that always encourages friends/family to go for that opportunity and to do the best they can do? Great! We would love you to come and join our team in Meadow View.

We are an active sociable and creative bunch of people who are looking for like-minded energetic people to come and join our team. No day is ever the same and every day is a whirl of activity.  The people we support are always out and about doing various activities on a daily basis. Some days they may need support going to work and other days with their hobbies and activities. If you are a lover of the outdoors you will fit in nicely and if you are into sports such as swimming or cycling even better! Any budding artists and music lovers are welcome too as the people we support enjoy a variety of activities. The most important thing is that you are passionate about what you do and compassionate towards the people we support.

About Us:

Meadow View supports individuals with autism, moderate to severe learning disabilities and complex needs, including behaviours considered to challenge and dual diagnosis. The service aims to provide each tenant with the opportunity to maximise their potential and to be valued and contributing members of the local community.

This is service has 8 bedrooms with ensuites and 3 self-contained apartments. Its located in a semi-rural location so it is essential you have means of transport as there is no public transport here.

Role Overview – Support Worker 

You will provide care and support personalised to the individuals we support in line with their Care Plan. You will work within the team to provide individual high quality person-centred care to individuals we support, 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

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 individuals we support in the community
  • Proven ability to problem solving
  • Experience working in a changing environment

Principal Tasks - Support Worker

  • Engages with and follows their Care Plans
  • Updates their Care Plans and risk assessments
  • Uses company processes to capture information and maintain individuals we support files
  • Undertakes identified goal-oriented activities and care for each individual
  • Offers and presents options to support and empower choice and independance
  • 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 people we support
  • Works in partnership with colleagues, appropriate family, friends, others significant to the individual and care professionals
  • Ensure individuals 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, People we support and site visitor health and safety (H&S)
  • Works within company policies and procedures and relevant regulation at all times
  • Engages with and follows individual Care Plans
  • Promotes best practice
  • Confidentiality
  • Flexibility
  • Positive and professional
  • Willingness to travel

Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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