Senior Care & Support Worker

Recruiter
Metropolitan Housing Trust
Location
Southgate, London
Salary
16681.0000
Posted
10 Jun 2017
Closes
10 Jul 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Southgate, London
Permanent
Part time 30 Hrs - Monday, Wednesday & Friday
£16,681-19,625 Pro rata

Metropolitan are a team of more than 1,300 colleagues working to provide affordable housing, care and support and community regeneration services.

At Metropolitan - we have been very busy and successful in securing the opportunity to provide services to YOUR local community and we are on the hunt for some fresh talent to join our team and be instrumental in our success.

Main accountabilities:
-Provide assistance with the support needs of elderly customers as identified in their care and support plan.
-Encourage and support customers to establish and maintain positive relationships with their family and friends and engage in activities which help them to achieve their personal goals.
-Provide support and practical assistance to customers with benefits, budgeting, paying bills and accessing appropriate services.
-Provide social and emotional support to customers in line with policies & procedures and best practice.
-Promote self-advocacy and act as the customers` advocate where appropriate.
-Be aware of customers` wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
-Provide support that is appropriate to the age, gender, disability, race, religion and sexuality of the customer to improve their quality of life and independence.
-Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.

About you:
-Experience of providing support to vulnerable people (voluntary experience also qualifies)
-Understanding of the needs of vulnerable people
-Knowledge of health & safety issues relating to care and support of vulnerable people
-Driving license and access to a vehicle
-Basic word, excel and outlook
-Excellent communication skills and relationship building skills.
-Ability to work using own initiative and as a member of a team.
-Ability to work flexibly to meet customer and service requirements across a geographical area.

What Metropolitan can offer you:
Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Wellbeing Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days! Along with all this we are about to launch our Metro Academy which will ensure that your career is developed for years to come!