Support Worker needed!!!
Support Worker provide practical help and support to people with physical and learning disabilities in a range of environments, such as residential homes, day centres or schools.
Support Worker work to assess the level of care a client needs, working with other health and social care professionals to draw up a care plan for the client. The Support Worker aids the client and their families with the clients personal, social and domestic care, carrying out tasks as varied as washing, shopping or supporting them with recreational activities.
The responsibilities of a Support Worker vary depending on their client but typically they include:
Building up relationships with clients in order to gain an awareness of their practical and social needs
Working with the client and other professionals to develop a care plan for the client
Aiding clients with daily personal care such as washing, dressing and feeding themselves
Carrying out everyday tasks for the client such as shopping, cooking or other domestic duties
Helping people with mobilisation
Assisting with client's general comfort
Organising and supporting clients during recreational activities
Helping clients with administrative tasks such as paying bills, managing budgets, letter or email writing
Escorting clients to a destination (e.g. school, college or the shops)
Giving palliative care to clients who are terminally ill
Working with the families of the client, answering questions and helping them adapt to their caring responsibilities
Successful candidates need NVQ level 3.
Support Worker need to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with all kinds of people in situations which can be stressful or emotionally draining. More specifically they should have:
A friendly approach and the ability to put clients at ease, whatever their physical or social needs
The ability to be tactful and sensitive at all times
A good sense of humour
Respect for the client and their families
A high level of patience as shifts can be long and often stressful
A good knowledge of basic health care and hygiene standards
Excellent communication skills
The ability to deal with aggressive or anxious clients
A responsible and flexible attitude to clients and the job
Manual dexterity and a certain level of physical strength
The ability to stay calm under pressure
A commitment to the job, the client and their families
The ability to think quickly and solve problems as they arrive.
- Learning Disabilities
- Personal Care
- Social Care
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