Support Worker Learning Disability/Sensory/Complex Care

The Social Care Community Partnership
£16476 - £17476/annum
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time
The Social Care Community Partnership have been exclusively retained to recruit Support Workers for the highly regarded organisation Visualise Scotland. The posts are offered on a 37.5 hours a week permanent contract basis. Suitably experienced candidates looking for part-time permanent opportunities will also be considered.

Visualise Scotland provides a range of care services tailored to the individual needs of people with physical and sensory impairments, learning disabilities and complex communication support needs..

Main Purpose of Post:

Working with adults as a Support Worker in our services and accountable to the Registered Manager you will help in enabling people to live independently and have fulfilling experiences in the home and community settings. As a Support Worker you will be required to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of staff to create and promote the Service User's needs and expectations.

Key responsibilities:

Supporting people

Undertake Key Worker responsibility for specified service users.

* Ensure that the identified needs of individual service users, including any specific health care needs are met in practice.
* Be responsible for ensuring that service users' individual support plans are implemented into practice.
* Advise the Registered Manager of any changes in service users' needs, which may have an effect on the support that is provided.
* Be aware of the responsibilities of individual service users with regard to their tenancy/occupancy agreement and support them to meet these.
* Support people to apply into practice all the principles of safety in the home as agreed with the Registered Manager.
* Support people to apply the principles of healthy eating and personal and household hygiene into their daily living.
* Support people to ensure that they are able to manage their budget as effectively as possible, making best use of the available opportunities.
* Support service users to maximise their finances by being able to have access to all the benefits and entitlements available to them.
* Where a service user shows behaviours that present a challenge to staff ensure that you implement all agreed intervention strategies into practice.
* Quality assurance

* Be aware of the main principles of the National Care Standards, dignity, privacy, choice, safety, realising potential and equality and diversity and ensure that they are reflected within your practice.
* Where risk assessments are in place to minimise risk to either service users or staff ensure that you take the appropriate steps to apply the guidance into practice.
* Ensure that you are aware of the agreed aims and objectives of the service and are able to meet them in practice.
* Be aware of the guidance outlined within care plans and operational staff handbooks and ensure that you apply these principles into practice.
* Ensure that all the records relating to service users, required in statute and by SWSCIS, the purchaser and Visualise Scotland are kept in line with the guidance given and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.
* Be aware of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Code of Practice and ensure that you apply its principles into practice.
* Ensure that you are aware of and adhere to the guidance relating to the administration of medication.
* Training and Development

* Complete the required mandatory and service specific training within the timescales agreed.
* Attend all practice based support sessions and any supervision meetings as agreed with your line manager.
* Based on an individual basis, Visualise will support to train and cover the costs for candidates to undertake an SVQ 3 in Health and Social care.

* Employee Rota and Shift requirements
* The successful candidate will be required to work to a shift rota which will be provided 4 weeks in advance.

* Morning shifts are 07.30 - 14.30
* Late shifts are 14.00 - 22.00
* Day shifts are 0900 - 15.00
* Night Shifts are 21.45 - 07.45
* All staff will be required to work a variety of these shifts according to the rota they will receive at the beginning of each month
* The successful candidate will also be required to work 2 weekends out of 4
* Full time staff will be required to work 150 hours over the period of 1 month

Other requirements

* Be accountable for your own actions and personal and professional development.
* In addition to the above, the Support Worker would be expected to undertake some house management tasks.
* Any other duties as reasonably requested by your line manager or senior manager relevant to the key responsibilities of the post hours - Shift work including evenings, weekends, public holidays & overnight. Occasional night time working may also be required.Applicants must possess an SVQ2/3 in Health and Social Care or recognised equivalent qualification in addition to having at least one year's work experience in working with service users with physical and sensory impairments, learning disabilities and complex communication support needs. Applicants with relevant work experience will also be considered and supported to achieve the necessary qualifications whilst in post by the organisation. Applicants with a full UK clean driving license are highly desirable due to the demands of the service. Successful applicants will be subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check by Disclosure Scotland.No agencies please. The Social Care Community Partnership is acting as the sole recruiter for this post on behalf of Visualise Scotland
* Salary: £16,476.00 to £18354 per annum