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Support Worker (Aberdeen City)

Posted 7 February by Inspire Featured Ended

Aberdeen City

Various part time hours available, starting 16 hours per week

Full time hours available, 39 hours per week

ADHOC Relief positions

Inspire provide a fantastic induction programme prior to starting at our services along with support to complete an SVQ qualification. You will have the opportunity to purchase additional annual leave & be auto enrolled into our pension scheme.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Work cooperatively as part of the support team in providing a high standard of care and support to individuals with learning disabilities

  • Providing quality day-to-day care and support for the individuals living in or being supported at your service

  • Coordinate the day to day implementation of the support plan for each individual supported

  • Providing quality personal care where necessary, which could include bathing etc. depending on individual needs, while maintaining respect and sensitivity at all times

  • Administering medication as required

  • Assisting with finances and day to day budgeting for those we support

  • Identify new opportunities for integration, participation and inclusion, available to the people we support, both within the services and the community

  • Review and monitor the support plans regularly against agreed quality standards and suggest improvements as appropriate

  • Promote healthy eating and support individuals to attend any health appointments

  • Participate in household tasks, which include cleaning, cooking, ironing, washing etc and encourage those in the service to join in

  • Work with the people we support and implement appropriate strategies as agreed through Proactive Possibilities training and planning when supporting people who may have behaviours that challenge.

  • Accompany those we support to go on holiday and/or activities where appropriate

  • Promote and encourage independence and develop real life skills with those you support

  • Comply with relevant legislation, Inspires Policies, Procedures and Guidelines, working with colleagues ensuring that procedures are correctly followed

  • Undertake related report writing, daily notes recordings and minutes of meetings as required

  • Work with people we support to encourage meaningful participation in the recruitment and selection of staff

  • Work with relief staff and volunteers to ensure they have the support expertise needed to sustain a high quality service including induction and training

  • Have a good understanding of Health and Safety and follow risk assessments

  • Perform any other duties which may reasonably be required

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience of caring and supporting people, this can be personal, voluntary or work experience

  • Confident communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Able to work various shifts - work on rota as required, including evenings, weekends, public holidays, sleep-overs, and holidays with individuals.

  • Lone working and moving and handling may be a feature of the work.

  • Ability to undertake various responsibilities with confidence

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively as a team

  • Ability to deal with financial transactions

  • Commitment to continuing professional development

  • Ability to work on own initiative to agreed timescales and standards

  • Must be able to represent the company in a professional manner at all times

  • Basic cooking skills or willing to learn

  • Willing to undertake training

Additional delegated responsibilities include (on a rota basis)

  • Undertaking the role of a key-worker where you work with those we support to organise their annual review, assist in compiling and reviewing the support plans

  • Cash book administration

  • Health & Safety role

  • Write the staff team meeting minutes

  • Following people we supports finance procedure

  • Identified person who inducts new staff

  • Provide staff support to relief staff

  • Representative for positive people group

  • Any other delegated responsibility identified by the Manager

DESIRED QUALIFICATION

Inspire will assist you to achieve this qualification should you take on a role with us

  • Level 2 or 3 in SVQ Care or equivalent

  • Professional Registration as required

Inspiring Behaviours

  • Adaptability
  • Communication
  • Empowering Life Choices
  • Initiative
  • Integrity
  • Meeting People’s Needs

Reference: 34074396

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