The Organisation: CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care. The Role: We are looking for support workers to join our team at Y Felinheli. This role involves working with adults who have mental health issues, learning difficulties and aspects of challenging behaviour. You may be required to support individuals to attend appointments, college and various other activities in the community. These activities can be in or outdoors, such as walking, swimming, fishing or the gym etc. You will also be asked to attend internal and external meetings and often speak on the persons behalf.
We are providing individuals with practical and emotional care, enabling them to have fulfilled lives and gaining further independence. You will need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays, weekends and potentially sleep ins. There is a bus service a short walk from the service and these run regularly between Bangor and Caernarfon. Due to the support needs, we sometimes require staff to assist with shift cover at other sites in the local area.
Responsibilities of a Support Worker: •To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment •To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and other whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality •To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events •To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required •To work as part of a team to provide high quality care
- You will need to demonstrate an ability to be person centred The successful candidate for the role will have: • NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards •Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues. •The ability to keep calm under pressure •Confidence to work alone and as part of a team •Excellent communication skills •The passion to work with vulnerable Adults •The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding Due to the nature of the position, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer. Unfortunately due to the large volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact all candidates. If you have not heard from us within the next 14 days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Residential Care
- Support Workers