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Support worker for learning disabilities

Posted 22 September by Prestige Nursing Ended

This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and highly valued service, which is making a measurable impact on outcomes for families around London.

Our Support Workers (Children and Families) are at the heart of our unique approach to supporting people with learning disabilities and autism to live their lives with fewer limitations. Joining our Children and Families Team, you'll bring opportunities for freedom, fulfilment and fun into the lives of children with learning disabilities, working in partnership with their families and carers. It's a truly rewarding role where you'll enable young people to thrive and grow.

The children we support have different types of learning disabilities and a diverse range of needs. Each day will be different depending on who you're supporting and you could be working with a number of children at different times; you'll adapt your approach to their individual needs and goals.

It's an opportunity to be creative and feel inspired, both by your colleagues and the children you support. It's a career that you can feel proud of.

This is a very rewarding role for the right person. We pride ourselves in providing good quality care to people in their own homes.

NVQ/QCF not essential as funding can usually be obtained.

Job Benefits

  • Free Training, including online e-learning centre
  • Flexible hours and variety of work - work where you want when you want
  • Weekly pay
  • Opportunity to work towards Health & Social Care diploma
  • Continuing support and development
  • Cost of DBS refunded (conditions apply)
  • Cost of uniform refunded (conditions apply)
  • Holiday pay
  • Pension
  • Member advantage scheme - huge savings on big named shops and brands

Duties of the Job

  • Prompting medication (care workers)
  • Assist with activities of daily living, domestic duties and personal care
  • Record Keeping - maintaining up to date reports such as care plans
  • Provide personalised care & support
  • Respect the individuality and confidentiality of each client
  • To communicate effectively
  • To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team

Job Specific Requirements

  • A caring disposition
  • A strong sense of responsibility
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Minimum 6 months experience
  • Professional, friendly and a willing disposition
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • Smart and professional appearance

Reference: 33374996

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