New Directions Social Care

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Job Description

As a support worker, you will be responsible for supporting people with their goals based within their home environments or local community. 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 young adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism or complex behavioural needs

Main Responsibilities

Duties are varied and personalised to the Service User’s needs such as:

• General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc,
• Providing help with all aspects of personal care
• Facilitating socialization 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

Additional Information

The role of a Mental Health Support Worker

Mental health support workers support people with long term mental health problems, helping them to adapt to ordinary life within the community by developing coping skills rather than being institutionalised in a hospital.

Their role is to support individuals to live as independently as possible, often following illness. Their work is predominantly support and enabling, rather than personal care, and involves providing advice and guidance as part of a range of support activities rather than a specialist service. Support may be provided in supported living accommodation, a hostel or day centre.

Everyone working in adult social care needs English, number, digital and employability skills. Different roles require a different level of skill. Here are a few examples of the core skills you might need as a mental health support worker;

  • Speaking skills to give people information;
  • Team working skills to work with other professionals and services such as social workers and education and health authorities;
  • Digital skills to research activities in the local area;
  • Time management skills;
  • Problem solving skills to provide advice to someone.
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 01792 620190, or use our form below to enquire about this job vacancy.

Last modified: 4th April 2018


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