Our client in Camden is seeking a dedicated Support Worker to empower individuals with disabilities in taking control of their lives. In this role, you will utilise local community resources to help individuals achieve planned goals and outcomes. Your responsibilities will include providing high-quality support, encompassing physical and emotional assistance, as well as personal care for adults with disabilities.
As a Support Worker, you will actively participate in the care planning, monitoring, and review process. Your commitment to promoting equality of opportunity, choice, privacy, dignity, rights, and independence will contribute to the well-being of our clients. Building and maintaining relationships, organising community activities, and adhering to organisational policies are integral aspects of this role.
Successful candidates will work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, such as customers, relatives, friends, professionals, colleagues, and community members. The role is situated in a dynamic supported living service that requires flexibility to adapt to the changing needs and demands of our customers. You will provide hands-on support in daily living activities, potentially encountering challenging behaviours, and must adhere to universal precautions for infection prevention. The service operates seven days a week, requiring availability during evenings, weekends, bank holidays, and occasional sleep-in cover.
Technical Knowledge and Experience:
- NVQ Level 2.
- Manual handling .
- Safe handling and administering of medication.
- Food and hygiene.
- Infection control.
- Epilepsy awareness (exceptions can be made and knowledge can be shared via induction)
- Safeguarding Adults awareness.
- NVQ 3 or above
- Experience of lone working and dealing with challenging Behaviours
- Ability to work collaboratively with, and communicate effectively with, a range of other colleagues and stakeholders.
- A passion for supporting people to access their planned activities, or to devise programmes for people who remain home in the daytime.
- Ability to record information and write concise reports.
- Ability to undertaking moving of people, following training in safe manual handling.
- Demonstrable knowledge of Valuing People Now.
- Principles of Personalisation and Person-Centred Approaches.
- Understanding of the economic position in social care and the drive for efficiency.
- Understanding of epilepsy, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and other long-term conditions.
- Experience of paid or unpaid work with people with learning disabilities.
If you are passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of individuals with disabilities, we invite you to apply for this rewarding Support Worker position.
Apply online or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions please call 01727 228846 and speak to our team.