Support Worker

Ref
61566
Role type
Supported Living Support Worker
Location
Meadow View - Redruth - Cornwall
Closing date
31/05/2019
Service details
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Description

Position: Support Workers (supported living)

Location: Meadow View – Redruth - Cornwall

Hours: Full, part time and bank hours available

Salary: £8.21 rising to £8.75  + benefits

Benefits: 

DBS and training paid for, flexible working hours, Wider Wallet (Highstreet shopping online) discount scheme, Employee Assistance Programme (Counselling) comprehensive induction and training, realistic progression (we are an award-winning organisation who are committed to developing people from within)

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.

The ability to drive and access to your own vehicle would be desirable, but it is not essential. Experience with people with behaviours would also be a benefit

 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 activities with the people we support 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

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

Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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