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Support Worker

Posted 21 February by Staffing Connect Ended

• To promote independence, life skills and informed choices in accordance with the individual care plan and to enhance inclusion in the community.

• Ensuring:

Respect for Service Users right to choose and refuse assistance

Support for the Service User in making informed choices

The Service Users develop the ability to reach their full potential

Service Users are supported to maintain personal hygiene and appearance

Service Users are treated with respect at all times

A safe environment for chosen activities

Support is given to Service Users to manage their domestic and personal resources

There is a minimisation of risk to yourself and the Service User during emergency situations

Accidents or injuries are always reported, whether it be to yourself or the Service User.

To promote travel training, money management and independent life skills as required by the care plan.

• To provide personal care where required which may involve assistance with; Continence requirements; Health and Medication requirements; Manual Handling; Eating and preparing meals; Handling personal possessions; finances and documents; entering the home, room, bathroom and toilet; shopping.

• To facilitate ensuring personal care provision is in a safe and appropriate environment, where directed through the care plan.

• To promote effective communication and relationships with Service Users and work colleagues and to be aware of communication differences and adopt an approach that minimises the effect of such differences.

• To manage behaviours adhering to strategies and procedures set out for individuals within legislation

• To maintain records (e.g. care plans) where necessary, ensuring these are wholly accurate, up-to-date and completed in a timely manner.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Health Safety
  • Person Centered Planning
  • Risk Assessments
  • Safeguarding

Reference: 34182518

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