Support Worker

Posted 12 September by The Regard Partnership
Ref: 59640
Role type: Residential Support Worker
Location: Ivers House - Marnhull - Gillingam - Sturmister Newton - Dorset
Closing date: 10/10/2018


Position: Support Worker

Location: Ivers House - Marnhull - Newton - Dorset

Company: Regard Group

Salary: £8.00 per hour, full time and part time available, permanent contract

Closing Date: 10/10/2018

About Us

Ivers House places great emphasis on total communication for non-verbal service users. Service users are involved in a day programme tailored to their individual needs. Facilities on-site include an internet/computer suite, a kitchen for cookery lessons and healthy living groups along with arts, crafts and a drama room. Animal care and horticultural departments are located on Ivers’ three-acre grounds. Ivers also has a significant presence in the community and some service users are involved in vocational work locally, including recycling projects, tending the gardens of the doctor’s surgery and working in charity shops and a garden centre.

Role Overview – Support Worker

You will provide care and support personalised to each Service User in line with their Care Plan. You will work within the team to provide individual high quality person-centred care to Service Users, supporting each to reach their optimum potential (hopes and dreams).

The ability to drive and access to your own vehicle would be desirable, but it is not essential.

Essential – Support Worker

  • Willingness to achieve (training) in line with regulations
  • Good basic numeracy & literacy
  • Proficient in IT; Word, Outlook, Internet
  • Participation in a wide range of Service User activities in the Service and community
  • Willingness to provide a range of care, relating to individual care plans including personal care
  • Ability to work within policy, process and systems of work e.g. medication management
  • Professional manner and presentation
  • Good spoken and written English ability to record information accurately
  • Flexibility to work irregular hours e.g. early morning, evening, weekends, sleep-ins

Desirable – Support Worker

  • NVQ/QCF2 or 3 in Social Care Awareness or equivalent
  • 6 months experience in similar role or desire to work in the Health and Social Care Sector
  • Experience working with non-verbal communication methods
  • Experience of working with people with different needs and levels of complexity
  • Full driving licence to transport Service Users in the community

Principal Tasks - Support Worker

  • Engages with and follows individual Service User Care Plans
  • Updates Service User Care Plans and risk assessments
  • Uses company processes to capture information and maintain Service User files
  • Undertakes identified goal-oriented activities and care for each Service User
  • Offers and presents options to support and empower Service User choice
  • Responsible for the capture of outcome information and data, on company documentation and processes
  • Completes specific, delegated tasks to deadlines and quality standards
  • Provides key worker support
  • Act as advocate for the Service User
  • Works in partnership with colleagues, appropriate family, friends, others significant to the individual and care professionals
  • Ensures Service Users are safeguarded by working within internal policies, medication management systems, staff handbook, all relevant external regulatory requirements (CQC, CSSIW, OFSTED etc.)
  • Responsible for your own, Service User and site visitor health and safety (H&S)

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Reference: 36089179

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