Support Workers / Healthcare Assistants - Burton-on-Trent
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 and Part time Support Workers to staff a brand new service we’re opening in the Burton-on-Trent area. This service is an apartment project, consisting of 8 self-contained flats, conveniently situated within close proximity to Burton-on-Trent Centre & Burton-on-Trent rail station. The close proximity to both the town centre and rail station make this service easily commutable from surrounding areas via easy transport links.
This will be quite an intensive service, supporting individuals requiring various levels of support who may be stepping down from hospital settings into their own tenancies. These individuals have mental health issues and/or learning difficulties and may at times display challenging behaviour. We are providing individuals with practical and emotional care, enabling them to have fulfilled lives, gain further independence and achieve positive outcomes. You will need to have proven experience of working in a similar environment. You will also need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays, weekends and potentially sleep ins.
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.
•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.