Care and Support Worker

Recruiter
Hampshire Recruitment Services
Location
Southampton
Salary
From £16,000 to £18,400 per annum
Posted
14 Sep 2019
Closes
23 Sep 2019
Ref
1239119655
A lovely, full time Support Worker vacancy has arisen to work for a growing care organisation in Southampton and the New Forest. They pride themselves on the outstanding care they provide which covers a range of Supported Living, Community Supported Living and Domiciliary Care Services to adults with learning disabilities with the aim to assist individuals in achieving greater independence, confidence and well-being. Role Purpose of a Support Worker: Support adults with learning disabilities Assisting with developing greater independence Support is dependent on individual abilities and requirements, and ranges from 24/7 support in shared homes with 3 – 5 tenants to individuals living by themselves requiring minimum support that may be just a few hours per week. Assists individuals with personal, social and health care needs Encouraging and enabling individuals to access and engage in day opportunities services, work experience, employment, education and community opportunities. Whilst supported workers are typically based in one area (e.g Totton) or allocated to one set of clients in a shared house, due to the nature of the service from time to time you may be asked to support in other areas for reasons such as covering annual leave etc. Build rapport with service users undertaking keywork duties as specified by the team leader in relation to the identified service user/tenant. Support individuals to access day opportunities, education, employment or work experience as required. Ensure individuals are carrying out all the necessities of self-care, personal care and hygiene and care of clothing, and to assist individual providing help, support and guidance as required. Provide appropriate support to any individual who may fall ill and to undertake treatment of minor injuries Accompany service users when necessary on visits to doctors/dentist/opticians or any other appointments, ensuring individual receive and attend regular check-ups. Ensure that medication is administered / self-administered, adhering to the directions on the packaging Assist individuals, if required, with banking, budgeting, checking bank statements, helping with bill payments, personal and general shopping. Assist individuals to organise and participate in meal times, including the preparation of meals, laying and clearing of tables, washing up etc. and all safe food hygiene practices. Help to organise recreational and social activities as required and give assistance where necessary in the organisation of transport. Support service users settle any disputes they may have with each other Report any risks on an ongoing basis so that they can be managed in a positive way Contribute to regular appraisals with the service user to ensure they can focus on the outcomes identified. Update outcomes regularly Maintain/update accurate and factual records To adhere to individual support plans, care plans and risk assessments. Update support plans, care plans and Risk assessments management plans, when required Report important issues or concerns with the line manager and work in a solution focused manner Attend internal and external meetings and briefings as required Build positive working relationships with family members, carers and other professionals as required Work safely and to a high standard in compliance with organisational and regulatory policies and best practise ensuring delivery of a quality service As a Support Worker, you will require the following attributes: Ability to work on your own and part of a team Hold or working towards NVQ level 2/3 Ability to adhere to policies and procedures Excellent interpersonal skills Full UK driving licence and own vehicle If this role sounds of interest, please apply now This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/87656226

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