- Location: Swansea - South Wales
- Job Type: Full Time, Part Time, Temporary
- Sector: Support Work
- Job Ref: SR
- Salary: £8.75 - £9.25 per hour
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New Directions are currently recruiting for Support Worker to work with vulnerable children and teenagers with Learning Disabilities. Activities of support vary from daily living skills, personal care, travel escorts, teaching of independent life skills to assistance with accessing community based activities such as going to college, swimming, work placements and other social and leisure activities. Successful candidates must have a minimum 6 months of experience supporting people with Learning Disabilities, Autism or complex behavioural needs
Duties are varied and personalised to the Service User’s needs such as:Providing help with all aspects of personal care
Facilitating socialisation and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out, going for a drive (where required), reading etc
To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary
To create opportunities for Service Users to develop establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks, which encourage greater participation and integration in their chosen communities
Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:
Minimum 6 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community
An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society
Experience of providing care to people with learning disabilities
Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English
Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices
The role of a Support Worker
The duties of a Support Worker vary depending on the needs and wishes of the individual. They offer support for the individuals overall comfort and wellbeing and help people who need care and support to live as independently as possible. They will support individuals with many aspects of everyday living; including physical, emotional and social.
Support Workers can work in a residential care home, domiciliary care, or out in the community. Their work is defined by a care plan, which is often developed by a social worker or care manager to meet the assessed needs of the person who needs care or support.
- Working as part of a friendly, established team
- 24 hour On Call Service in place
- Flexibility to choose where, when and how much you want to work
- Competitive pay rates
- Recommend-a-friend scheme
- Award winning company
- Online Services to access to your information; payslips, request holiday pay
- Full booking confirmation before you start
- Access to FREE Training Courses and personal development
- Respected reputation throughout the Social Care and recruitment industry
Experience:Please be advised that we require a minimum 6 months paid social care experience or 12 months relevant voluntary experience.
DBS:We are fully committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults. All applicants must undertake a robust recruitment procedure and hold a fully enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check.
Please contact New Directions Social Care for more information on this job vacancy, on 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.
Last modified: 26th November 2019