Support Worker

Crunchposter Limited
£7.70 per hour
28 Jul 2017
26 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Support Worker
£7.70 per hour

Our client are a Charity providing care and support to adults affected by and recovering from mental health problems or learning disabilities. Support is provided to people in accommodation that meets their support needs. These include residential 24 hour staffed services, semi supported accommodation and supporting individuals living in their own homes in the community.

The Role
The Support Worker role will include the following roles and responsibilities:

  • To provide a range of one to one support to service users and help them to develop the skills and support networks to enable them to live independently in the community.
  • To work with colleagues to provide the best quality of care to service users, upholding dignity and ensuring that the support provided is safe, effective and caring.
  • To work as part of a team to ensure consistent support to service users as part of care plans. Keeping accurate records and supporting service users in their dealings with external agencies as required.
  • To comply with all policies and procedures at NewServol and all requirements for record keeping and notifying.
  • To work flexibly as part of the staff rota to provide the required staffing levels.
  • Duties also include carrying out risk assessments, completing support plans, building and client health & safety checks.

Hours of work:

30 hours per week contract working shifts over any 5 out of 7 day a week to include days, evenings & weekends with possible two sleep ins a week to cover night staff a/l. Public Bank holidays are also part of the rota and are considered to be part of a standard working week.

The Candidate
To be considered for the Support Worker role, you should have the following skills and attributes:

  • NVQ level 2 Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • Experience of working with people in a support or care role
  • Care planning and/or Key working
  • Supporting clients with medication
  • Experience of working in Residential or day services
  • Good written skills
  • Good verbal skills and ability to convey information clearly
  • A working understanding of procedures for the protection of vulnerable adults
  • An understanding of Health and Safety and risk management issues and application in social care
  • Understanding of equality and diversity and ability to promote equality in all aspects of work
  • Positive attitude to working with people experiencing mental health problems
  • Non-judgemental approach to working with people
  • Able to work flexibly as part of a rota
  • Driver with access to own transport for work purposes

If you feel you are the suitable candidate for the Support Worker role, please apply now!

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