New Directions Social Care

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Job Description

New Directions are looking to recruit a Support Worker to work in learning disability project in and around the Vale of Glamorgan. The position would be providing support throughout the day to people living within their own home. You will be involved in day-to-day support which may include personal care, some domestic tasks, pursuing hobbies, support in the community and promoting their independence.

A wide range of hours to choose from long days and sleep ins.

To be elligible in this role, you will have:

  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ideally have worked with challenging behaviour, in a previous role.
  • Empathetic and respectful of the wishes of the client.
  • A passion to work with vulnerable people.
  • An enthusiasm for caring, good work ethics and a positive attitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent written and report writing skills.
  • Experience of working in a team, but is confident in lone working
  • Ideally a driver, but this is not essential

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: 15th August 2018


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