SUPPORT WORKER x2
Responsible to: Home Manager
Reporting to: Senior person on duty
Purpose of the Post
Caring? Inspirational? Optimistic? Insightful?
Easy words, but the real job of a support worker in CareTech is to blend all this to enable our service users to lead as fulfilling and satisfying a life as they possibly can.
A key purpose in your job is working to understand the person you are supporting. You will also provide practical and emotional care, enabling that individual to lead as ordinary a life as they can achieve.
In order to achieve this demanding purpose you will be an active support worker, engaged with the service users you are working with and seeking opportunities for them to get more out of life.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
a) To participate in the assessment, reviewing and reassessment of person centred support plans particularly, to provide observations about service user needs and preferences.
b) To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities and provide appropriate support to service users in the area of personal care, daily living skills and recreational activities.
c) To co-ordinate, and be involved in, the preparation of meals, laundry duties and cleaning.
d) To have regard for the personal welfare and safety of service users and advise the home manager or senior staff of any issues or problems
e) To maintain accurate notes and records and when required deliver written or verbal reports.
f) To ensure that the requirements of legislation, Care Standards and the Company’s Policies and Procedures are followed.
g) To maintain and promote good working relationships with staff, parents, Social Services and the general public
h) 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)
i) To attend regular supervision meetings with your manager and to participate in the organisations staff appraisal system.
j) To work away from the home as and when necessary and assist service users with activities, holidays and days/evenings away from the home.
k) To complete other duties that may be requested, as and when they occur.
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