Support Worker

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62613
Role type
Support Worker
Location
Clareville Road - Caterham - Surrey
Closing date
23/07/2019
Service details
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Description

Position: Support Worker 

Location: Caterham, Surrey

Salary: £8.50 per hour

Hours: 37.5 

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

About Us

Clareville is a registered residential home for adults with autism and learning disabilities who may present additional complex needs. The manager is a Surrey Autism Champion and trained with Surrey Council to achieve this specialism which is passed onto the rest of the staff team. There is an ethos of promoting independence supporting individuals to do as much as they are able to as well as a focus on maximising ability around all daily living tasks such as cleaning, laundry, personal care, travel training, money skills and cooking. Clareville is a large house within walking distance to Caterham town centre.

Caterham has 2 supermarkets, newsagents, a theatre, an adult education centre for people with disabilities, a library, places of worship, clothes shops and a range of cafes, restaurants and pubs. Also the larger towns of Purley, Croydon and Redhill are just a short bus or train ride away where larger shopping malls and more facilities can be accessed.

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
  • Promotes best practice
  • Confidentiality
  • Flexibility
  • Positive and professional
  • Willingness to travel

Regard values - Compassionate care, Excellence and Hard work

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