What we're looking for?
The right candidate will be lone working with our service users. You will need to be proactive to deal with situations which arise and act accordingly in line with our policies and procedures.
You will be able to identify and report safeguarding issues.
You will be able to support in a positive non-judgemental way putting the needs of the service user first.
You will need to be reliable and flexible to accommodate the needs of our service users.
You will have good communications skills both verbally and in writing as you will be working closely with outside professional agencies and families.
You will need to be a supportive member of our team, attending and contributing to team meetings.
You will be expected to complete all compulsory training offered and further training to enhance your skills and development as a support worker.
Role: You will be supporting our service users to enable them to make informed choices of how they wish to live in their own homes and to access the community for social, educational and work experiences.
All service users have individual needs for their support, but they may include
Support with correspondence
Support with budgeting and benefits
Support to make and attend medical appointments
Support with housework
Support to make informed choices on nutrition and shopping
Support with education and work
Support with housing and tenancy issues
Support to access and attend social events
As a support worker you will be responsible to write accurate records, have excellent communication skills. You will also be expected to write reports and attend review meetings.
Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:
You must have had experience of working with people with learning disabilities.
Qualifications are optional but we do offer free E-learning programmes in order for you to maintain your competencies
A caring person showing great attitude with a good work ethic delivered with passion and energy
- As a Support Worker you will support and enable people to live the life they choose You will be joining an established team and will form a close bond with the people we support. You will support six individuals and encourage them to make choices, to express themselves, live as independently as possible and run their own lives as much as possible Supporting people to take part in their favourite activities - dining out, beach walks, bowling.