Senior Support Worker / Health Care Assistant

Posted 4 October by Caretech
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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.

Purpose of the Post

To supervise and lead a team of support workers to enable our service users to lead as fulfilling and satisfying a life as they possibly can.

A key purpose in your job is to act as a role model for staff. So that they are encouraged to understand the people you are supporting and take pride in providing the practical and emotional care, that enables the individual service users to lead as ordinary a life as they can achieve.

In order to achieve this demanding purpose you will be an actively engaged with service users and staff, continuously seeking opportunities for improvements to service users lifestyles and staffs skills and commitment to achieve this.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

a) To supervise the day-to-day delivery of care, to ensure that service users needs are met and that they participate appropriately in daily household and leisure activities.

b) To be responsible for the care, welfare and safety of service users and the health and safety of staff

c) To take on the role of case coordinator for individual service users and to participate in the reviewing, reassessing and changing of person centred support plans to ensure they are up-to-date and in line with the individuals needs.

d) To participate, as required, in the recruitment and selection of staff within an equal opportunities framework.

e) To undertake monthly supervisions with staff as delegated and participate in the staff appraisal programme for subordinate staff

f) To act as a staff skills coach and undertake appropriate team building and training programmes, designed to meet an individuals needs or the Company’s staff development program.

g) To ensure that the requirements of legislation, Care Standards and the Company’s Policies and Procedures are followed.

h) To prepare service user and staff reports and ensure that the required records are maintained and up-to-date.

i) To develop links with service users families and the professionals, statutory agencies and advocates who assist and support them.

j) To be responsible for the accurate recording and checking of budgets/finances, including service users money, which has been allocated to you.

k) Ensure that the storage, administration and recording of all drugs are in accordance with the GP’s instructions and Company policy.

l) To participate in the implementation of communications systems that will regularly inform and update carers, service users and staff.

m) To attend training or development sessions, where training needs have been identified, to update or maintain your skills. (Passing these courses is in some cases a requirement for continued employment)

n) To attend regular supervision meetings with your manager and to participate in the organisations staff appraisal system.

o) To work away from the home as and when necessary and assist service users with activities, holidays and days/evenings away from the home.

p) To complete other duties that may be requested, as and when they occur.

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 we are unable to contact all candidates due to the large volume of applications we receive. If you have not heard from a consultant within the next 14 days pleas assume that you have both been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.

Reference: 35233043

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