Support Worker

Posted 11 January by Potter Johnson Recruitment Ltd
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Potter Johnson Recruitment are proud to be working together with one of the UK's most reputable community support services. The service provide ongoing support for adults, in their own homes, who have learning difficulties, autism and epilepsy. Our client our looking for full time, experienced, permanent staff to join their growing team in providing top quality support to vulnerable adults in a supported living environment.

Job Description

The Support Worker will be responsible for providing a caring, person-centred service to our service users. They work with a range of individuals and provide support with learning disabilities, epilepsy and other conditions.

The Support Worker will be expected to work with the personalised care plan for the service users whilst working towards individual objectives. The main focus of the role is to promote the service user’s progression, needs and wishes.

The role will include:

  • Aspects of personal care
  • Organising activities based on the service user’s preferences and interests
  • Understand and implement all safeguarding related policies
  • Ensure the service user has a voice in their care and is involved in the decision making
  • Communicate effectively with parents, relatives and the general community when appropriate
  • Complete and contribute to paperwork, including daily records, risk assessments and weekly reports
  • Regular lone working
  • Provide support during seizures (specialist training is provided)

What our client can offer you

  • An extensive in-house training programme including Safeguarding, DOLs and MCA, Attachment Theory and more
  • Independent financial and pension advice
  • Regular supervision in line with hours worked
  • Future training opportunities including the Care Certificate
  • Progression opportunities within the organisation
  • Flexible working
  • Person Specification

Essential

  • Full UK Driving Licence and access to a vehicle for business purposes
  • Positive and non-judgemental value base
  • Genuinely caring, with a want to provide fantastic support to clients
  • Good communication and general people skills
  • Positive, with a problem-solving approach to challenging situations
  • Reliable, with good time keeping
  • Interest in personal development, including attending training
  • Good written skills and fluent English
  • Confident with lone working

Desirable

  • Previous experience within a care role, ideally within a venerable adults setting
  • Experience with manual handling objects and people, ideally with previous training
  • Experience lone working with venerable adults
  • Experience working with CQC regulations
  • Experience writing reports, risk assessments and other documents
  • Relevant qualification, for example Care Certificate, Level 3 Health and Social Care

If you have the right skills and experience and are interested in the role please submit your CV.

Required skills

  • Autism
  • Community Support
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Safeguarding
  • Supported Living

Reference: 43111504

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