Job Description

Conway is respite service for adults with a learning disability

Key role objectives

The post holder will contribute to the development of a customer focussed service that is responsive and flexible with regards to all customer needs. Support Workers are responsible for delivering sensitive personal care and needs led support to adults with a learning disability, and autism, in a respite setting, in line with meeting Essential Standards of Quality and Safety and the Philosophy of Dignity in Care Principles.

This role requires the post holder to act as an advocate, promoting self-advocacy and a commitment to upholding service user rights.

Shortlisting and interview criteria

1. Experience of delivering personal care as required by individual service users in line with their assessed need and plan of care. This includes sensitive care and support in sickness and palliative illness.

2. Ability to undertake general housekeeping duties in order to maintain the cleanliness and tidiness of the home and premises, within night-time procedures.

3. Experience of supporting individual care plans and communicating any areas of concern to the Senior on duty.

4. Completing and maintaining appropriate records and implementing care management systems as well as identifying risks and completing risk assessments alongside the Senior on duty.

5. Experience of undertaking regular safety and building security checks in order to provide immediate action in case of emergency.

6. Good working knowledge of factors that affect the emotional, social and physical wellbeing of clients in order to take appropriate action.

Key Duties/Areas of Responsibility

1. Provide a wide range of activities to stimulate and motivate service users both on an individual basis and in groups, including supporting them to access community resources and adhere to agreed measures to reduce any associated risks.

2. Work with the team to provide sensitive care and guidance to service users in areas of personal care, daily living, health, social integration and emotional support in line with principles of an ordinary life and in compliance with departmental policies and procedures

  1. Contribute towards the monitoring and assessment of service users plans, reviews and assessment of risks via their Key Worker

4. Adhere to agreed individual support plans communicating any areas of concern about these plans to their Key Worker or line manager

5. Assist service users to deal with behavioural difficulties and other vulnerabilities

6. Assist with the administration of medicines as required

7. Maintain confidential unit records and record progress in service user’s files adhering to departmental policies and procedures

You must have:

  • Post qualified experience.
  • Enhanced DBS/Update service.
  • References required for the last 5 years of employment.

Benefits of working with Semester.co.uk:

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
  • Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
  • Recommend a friend bonus scheme
  • “Find your own job” bonus – get £250 for bringing your own position to us *

If you would like to find out more information about this role, or the other opportunities Semester.co.uk have available feel free to click the ‘Apply' button below or contact the team on 0161 4199285**

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