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Learning Disabilities Support Worker – Torquay

Job Description

Are you an experienced  support worker? Are you passionate about supporting adults with learning difficulties? We currently have varied ad-hoc opportunities in the Torquay area

As a support worker, you will be working with others to support clients to fulfil their potential for independence, choice, inclusion and control. Other responsibilities include –

  • To provide a supportive and flexible approach which enables clients to fulfil their potential for independence, choice, inclusion and control by positively enabling and empowering clients to achieve their aspirations for independent living.
  • To plan and carry out activities ensuring that clients are supported in a personalised way considering their individual choices, aspirations and goals. Activities will include supporting clients to:
  • maintain a clean, tidy and welcoming living environment.
  • plan, shop and prepare wholesome meals alongside clients taking into account their choices and wishes.
  • maintain their health and well-being by assisting them to arrange and attend medical appointments.
  • enable clients to manage their own finances by developing appropriate budgeting and financial training giving support on an individual basis.
  • maintain an active and supportive social life taking into account individual choices and wishes.
  • support clients to access college courses, training and other day time activities.
  • To attend staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate.

As a Support Worker you will be working as part of an innovative and compassionate team responsible for enabling people with various and complex support needs progress towards recovery, wellbeing and independence, through utilisation of creative, flexible and outcomes-driven support planning and delivery techniques.

Find out more about this amazing role and apply by contacting Keri Evans on 02920 390 150 Option 1 or email [email protected] with your CV. Not for you, but you know the perfect person for the job? We offer £50 for every successful referral, call us to refer a friend.

Additional Information

Introduction

Learning Disability Support Workers carry out varied roles within the community supporting adults and children with learning disabilities. The Support Worker will support and encourage individuals to engage within their local communities.

It may be necessary to work shifts, which may include nights and weekends. Part-time and full-time opportunities are available.

It is imperative that Learning Disability Support workers pass a police check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Clients in the sector often also request the following training of employees:

  • Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults (SOVA)
  • Manual Handling
  • Basic First Aid
  • Health and Safety
  • Food Hygiene

It may be is necessary to have an NVQ level 2 or 3, or to be working towards a relevant NVQ. For some roles it may be essential to have a particular qualification, such as an NVQ in Care and Promoting Independence level 3 or NVQ level 2 / LDQ (Learning Disability Qualification).

Job Overview

A Support Worker will work with individuals to encourage them to have as much of an independent life as possible. The Support Worker will provide support with domestic tasks, including but not limited to managing budgets, attending appointments, managing their household as well as support with medication. The Support Worker will also provide emotional and practical support to service users.

A Support Worker will engage with the service user at all times ensuring that they are consulted about all aspects of their daily life.

A Support Worker is responsible for:

  • Ensuring the service user engages within their local community
  • Providing support to ensure individuals can live as independently as possible
  • Providing for the personal needs of the service user
  • Liaising with family members and external agencies
  • Relationship building with service users
  • Planning routines which help service users achieve day-to-day activities

Skills

  • Being friendly and supportive
  • Being flexible and able to cope with stressful situations
  • Commitment to providing care and support to children and adults with mental health issues
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Sensitive to people of different backgrounds and be able to communicate well.
Benefits:
  • 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 029 2039 0150, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 19th January 2022


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