| Support Worker
Learning Disabilities | 1 TW10 |£12.66 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD8307 | Posted: 23/11/2022
Central is currently recruiting for four Support Workers, to work in the Richmond area. The service provides support to individuals with learning disabilities, autism and mental health needs.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis, covering early, late and sleep in shifts (1-2 sleep in shifts per week). Please note, there is a requirement to work 2 weekends per month. This role is on a temp to perm basis. The pay rate for this role is £11.05 per hour, with £1.61 holiday pay, totalling £12.66 per hour. There is an additional payment per sleep in shift. Parking is available on site.
In this position, you will be required to:
- Provide high quality care and support services to service users with learning disabilities and autism both at the service and out in the community
- Allow choice and participation when helping service users with daily tasks like taking medications, preparing meals, shopping and engaging in activities they enjoy
- Create opportunities for service users to try new things and give information to them to make a choice whilst ensuring risks are managed to keep people safe
- Key work with service users, discussing support needs, identifying risk areas and contributing to support plans and daily client notes
- Support people to develop independent skills, budget planning, accessing educational, voluntary or paid employment and retaining their tenancy
- Advocate on service users behalf when necessary and constantly seek ways to give them as much power and control over their lives as possible
- Carry out personal care in a safe and appropriate way following guidelines, policies and procedures
- Ensure all organisational policies are followed e.g. support plans, medication processes, money is managed effectively and health and safety practices are followed
- Maintain the highest standards of safeguarding and health and safety practices through direct personal support, whether in people's homes or in the community.
- Communicate with service users, their families, colleagues and other professionals using a variety of technological channels whilst maintaining confidentiality
Please note; this role involves loneworking
To apply for this role, you must have:
- Experience working with people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health issues
- Experience of building relationships which promote inclusion for people with Mental Health or Learning Disabilities
- Experience working in a supported housing setting
- Experience of holding a caseload, conducting support plans, risk assessments and needs assessments
- The ability to engage with customers and ensure they are safe, secure and feel supported at all times
- The ability to motivate others and build their confidence to try new things, meet new people, and be active members of their community
- An understanding of the challenges that are likely to be faced by people with mental health or learning disability related issues
- Ability to set boundaries, challenge appropriately and manage conflict constructively
- The ability to work within a team structure and understand the importance of team work in relation to achieving desired goals and outcomes
Candidates should confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.