The Organisation: CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.
The Role: We are looking for Full & Part time Support Workers to support Adults with a range of varying mental health needs within one of our Supported living projects in Atherton. We support a number of individuals living within their own properties; the service itself is focused around Mental Health recovery, individuals have had a number of different needs identified via assessments.
We look to support rehabilitation with mental health and other ASD’s, providing individuals with practical and emotional care, enabling them to have fulfilled lives and gaining further independence. You will need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including anti-social hours (bank holidays and weekends) and potentially sleep ins.
The service is in a central location and is easily accessible via bus and other public transport. The Atherton service is around a 10 minute walk from the train station which has lines running between Wigan & Manchester.
Responsibilities of a Support Worker:
•To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment
•To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and other whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality
•To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events
•To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required
•To work as part of a team to provide high quality care
The successful candidate for the role will have:
• NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards
•Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues is desirable.
•The ability to keep calm under pressure
•Confidence to work alone and as part of a team
•Excellent communication skills
•The passion to work with vulnerable Adults
•The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding
Due to the nature of the position, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.
Unfortunately due to the large volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact all candidates. If you have not heard from us within the next 14 days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.
- Mental Health
- Support Workers
- Supported Living
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