ROLE: COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKERS (INTENSIVE SUPPORT WORKER - DOMICILIARY CARE)
SALARY: £8.18 PER HOUR (QUALIFIED)
Are you an experienced care worker and looking for a positive care career change within a highly professional, passionate, compassionate and rewarding company? Based within Lancashire, this provider has an incredible reputation of care and trust within the industry and specifically amongst the people the support workers work alongside and assist to live as independently as possible. This particular position is centrally based within the Lytham St Annes area of Lancashire and covers an approximate 5 mile radius in all directions from the centre.
You will be working specifically with adults and young adults with extreme challenging behaviour; so for instance it may be a young adult with severe autism. Whilst you’d be undertaking the role of support worker, this particular area of care comes with slightly more expectation due to the complex needs of the individual.
The types of things you might be assisting with could be domestic housekeeping such as washing, helping to prepare and cook meals, money managing, accompanying someone to do shopping, spending leisure time together (you might go for walks or bowling or to a football match…). In a nutshell, anything you might do yourself in an average day, week or month, you’d be doing alongside a service user with additional complex needs and extreme learning difficulties but in addition to this you’d need to be experienced in noticing stage 1, 2 and 3 behavioural triggers and working with the service user to defuse and calm the situation down whenever possible.
This role takes someone with a mature, level head. You have to have the confidence to be a decision-maker, use your initiative and instinct and always have the best interests of the individual you’re supporting in mind. A level of communication skills that will enable you to find common ground and gain trust is essential. The existing team describe the job as being immensely fulfilling and rewarding and one of the best parts is the relationships they build and solidify whilst giving care and support.
Usually you will be working alongside another community support worker and there’ll be two of you to one care service user, sometimes it’s one on one, depending on the individual. These young adults and adults require 24 hour care and continuity of care is essential.
- Full training and support is given. A qualified team leader will put together a care plan for you to follow and you have access to a team of specialists who can help train and support you further as and when needed.
Use of a pool car if you don’t have your own (if you have your own car you’ll be paid mileage at 45p per mile).
12 hour shift pattern on a 3 week rolling rota so you have time to plan. Some nights are involved. There will usually be a 2-1 service level, sometimes 1-1 if progress has been made.
Private healthcare after passing your probation period.
Continuous softer / lifestyle training is provided to ensure you are the best you can be; so for example if your forte wasn't cooking and you needed help with planning, preparing and cooking meals, you’ll have access to a cookery course.