Support Worker

Posted 14 August by Independence Homes

Enable our service users to live OUTSTANDING lives - No experience required - full training given.

Full and part time vacancies available.

£8.31 per hour (days)

£9.17 per hour (night)

Job Summary

As a Support worker you will provide all service users with the highest standards of care and support work. Ensuring service users are treated with respect, dignity and in a way that enables and promotes their independence as individuals. Ensuring Independence Homes' policies and procedures are adhered to and requirements of the Care Quality Commission are met. Support workers will also be responsible for ensuring service users’ needs are met through ad-hoc shift leading and mentoring less experienced employees through on-the-job training.

We offer the following benefits as a Support Worker:

- Pension Scheme

- Tax Free Refer a Friend Bonus

- Long Service Award Vouchers

- Annual Leave Entitlement

- Childcare Vouchers

- Vouchers for Employee of the month (£250) and Employee of the Year (£2000)

Principle duties and responsibilities as a Support Worker:

Support individual service user needs in accordance with the Person Centered Plan (PCP).

Diagnose seizures and support service users during a seizure, administering emergency medication if needed.

Under the guidance of the medical team support service users to attend medical appointments and provide a comprehensive feedback to the service manager in order to support the service users' ongoing medical needs.

Contribute to the prevention and management of challenging behaviours following behavioral management guidelines.

Support quality assurance activities of services as required.

Promote service users’ rights to confidentiality of information in accordance with the guidelines of company policy and data protection laws.

Responsible for administering daily medication and carrying out activities in line with medication training requirements.

Assist with aspects of personal and intimate care as required for each service user

To undertake domestic duties as and when required, as part of providing daily living skills/maintaining a home life environment for the service users

Support service users with physical disabilities using trained techniques and aids e.g. hoists, wheelchairs, modified bathing equipment.

Attend and participate in service user activities e.g. holidays/trips, participate in swimming sessions and other activities as per each service user's PCP.

Reference: 38681762

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