Support Worker

Ref
61649
Role type
Residential Support Worker
Location
Fleetwood House - Littlehampton - West Sussex
Closing date
30/05/2019
Service details
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Description

Position: Support Workers (residential)

Location: Fleetwood - Littlehampton - West Sussex

Company: Regard Group

Salary: £8.21 + Benefits

Benefits: Flexible working hours, paid for DBS and training, occupational sick leave; Auto-Enrolment pension scheme, Various E-Learning courses specific to your individual role, Long service recognition awards

About Us:

Fleetwood House supports both men and women with a learning disability, some of whom may have additional conditions, for example, anglemans syndrome, autism, epilepsy, chromosome disorders. The ground floor includes a communal lounge, dining room and kitchen, which is accessible to service users who are supported on a one-to-one basis by staff to promote independence. We are conveniently located for access to Worthing, Chichester, Bognor Regis, Selsey and Brighton.

Role Overview – Support Worker 

You will provide care and support personalised to the people 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 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
  • 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

Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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