Support Worker

Posted 13 September by Integra People

Integra People is a specialist recruitment consultancy, providing quality permanent, contract and temporary staffing solutions to clients from our wide network of UK offices.

We are currently recruiting for 3 enthusiastic support workers to join a residential care home in Ulverston. You will provide individualised person centred support to people with learning disabilities, autism and challenging behaviours.

As a Support Worker you will be responsible for but not restricted too:

  • Meet the physical, social and emotional needs of each individual resident in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • Develop warm, trusting relationships with service users to encourage them to express needs, views and concerns.
  • Promote the self-esteem, happiness and emotional health of service users.
  • Encourage and support service users in expressing their needs, views and concerns. To enable service users to make choices and decisions and to participate as fully as possible in planning and decision-making processes.
  • Respect and promote the rights and entitlements of people with learning disabilities, autism and may require positive behavioural support, and to enable them to participate as fully as possible in their communities.
  • Be responsive to the individual needs of service users within the framework of their Person Centred Plans and to respond flexibly to changing needs.
  • Provide support and encouragement in personal and group management.
    • Social skills/relationships
    • Personal Care
    • Daily living skills
    • Social, leisure and work activities
  • Inform the Registered Manager/Care Manager and any other involved professionals of concerns or significant changes in needs and circumstances.
  • Ensure that service users receive all necessary advice, care and regular health checks to ensure their physical health and well-being. To promote nutrition, relaxation, exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
  • Understand the critical importance of behaviour management guidelines as defined by multi-disciplinary team and to follow and facilitate close adherence to these guidelines. To lead and be part of a core team offering cohesive and consistent practise at all times.
  • Monitor, review and evaluate individual protocols for people with complex needs in line with the person centred plan.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experience within healthcare sector.
  • NVQ/DipSW or other relevant social care qualification.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to listen sensitively to others
  • Ability to work in a calm, patient and tolerant manner at a pace appropriate to the needs of the individual.
  • Knowledge of helpful approaches, strategies and interventions in working with people with learning disabilities.
  • Flexible working - able to work early, late, weekends and bank holidays.

The salary for this role is £15,600-£16,380 depending on experience this equates £8-£8.40 per hour.

Please call Leanne Irving on 0 7 9 8 3 2 0 0 9 4 5 for more information about this exciting new roles.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Communication Skills
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Challenging Behaviour
  • Written Skills

Application questions

Do you hold QCF/NVQ Level 2/3 in Health & Social Care?
Do you have experience working with service users who have autism and learning disabilities?
Do you have excellent communication & written skills?

Reference: 36107279

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