Senior Support Worker

Posted 19 October by Wellington Support
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Your potential plus our commitment changes lives

Senior Support Workers provide a vital part in providing the people we support with the care and ability to improve their quality of life.

We are currently looking for a Senior Support Worker to join our team in Northampton. 

Wellington Support predominantly provide support to adults with Mental Health needs, Learning Disabilities and other complex needs. Wellington Support focusses on individualised packages of support to enable people to safely reach out towards their goals of achieving and sustaining their level of independence, this is through community inclusion and partnership working closely with community teams from the NHS and other organisations.

Days are spent supporting people to learn new skills or to find motivation to regain lost skills. This may be shopping, cooking, budgeting and other daily living skills. Our staff also support to attend to community responsibilities, such as medical appointments, attending college or voluntary positions or maybe just popping to town for window shopping and a cuppa. When not out and about staff are on hand for chats and advice to help when times become challenging.

Staff at Wellington Support are proud of the achievements that the people they support have achieved, such as entering full-time employment, passing their driving test, and moving on to independent living.

We know the amazing and life changing work our Senior Support Workers do every day for the people we support, which is why we offer:

  • A Competitive hourly rate of £9.87
  • Specialist and Blending Training and Development – we believe in promoting from within!
  • Enhanced Training that includes Induction Training, Service Specific as well as opportunities to complete a Care Certificate and NVQ/QCF!
  • Access to Digital Perks where you can gain discounts on gym memberships, shopping, theme parks, travel and more!
  • Unlimited Refer a Friend Scheme to earn £300! per successful referral

Senior Support WorkerRole and Responsibilities: 

  • To assist the senior management to assess people we support needs, with a Person-Centred Framework and the Supporting People Initiative.
  • Assist to facilitate and support the people we support to integrate within their local community.
  • Identifying training needs of other staff and co-ordinate training initiatives in consultation with the Registered Manager.
  • Working with people we support to initiate and develop new ideas and methods regarding the quality of service delivery in conjunction with other colleagues.
  • Keep up-to-date with changes by participating in discussions, training sessions and workshops when required to do so.
  • Have a full understanding of Care Standards.
  • Maintain a high standard of professional conduct and morale by encouraging and motivating staff morale by personal example, and appearance.
  • Assist the management with the co-ordination, supervision and monitoring of staff work and practices
  • Co-ordinate the arrangements of resident appointments
  • Assist management to organise regular (monthly) House meetings
  • Administer medications when required, in line with prescription guidelines

The Ideal Candidate

  • Experience of supporting adults with a variety of conditions relating mental health conditions. 
  • Have a minimum of a Level 3 NVQ/QCF in Health and Social Care or working towards this. 
  • Experience in people management
  • Creating support plans and risk assessments. 

Do you have the necessary values and qualities?

If Yes, Come and join our amazing team. 

Reference: 41208724

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