Support Worker

Dean Healthcare - Head Office
Bath, Bath and North East Somerset
£15697 - £17161/annum
13 Jun 2017
13 Jul 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Dean Healthcare are currently recruiting a Support Worker to work for one of our established clients based in Bath.

The role is working in a registered care home, with a small staff team, supporting 3 service users with complex needs.

The successful candidate will have previous experience working with adults with complex care needs.
You will also need to have a full driving licence and be willing to drive the homes minibus.

Your job role will include, but not be limited to:
• Helping people to shop for things they wish to buy including their clothes and food, and to prepare their meals as required.
• Helping people to do their housework, including cleaning and laundry.
• Supporting people to find opportunities in education, employment and leisure, and enable them to take part in these opportunities.
• Help the people we support to manage their own money.
• Supporting people with their day to day travel arrangements and holidays as required.
• Supporting people with their personal and intimate care as required. This includes supporting people to use the toilet, feed and dress themselves etc.
• Working in a supportive manner with colleagues, families and external parties, building trust by being open and honest.
• Keeping some written records, using IT systems as required to help you, including support plans, financial info and health and safety records.
• Assisting with feeding.
• Moving and handling from and to wheelchair

The company prides themselves on being a values based employer and require Support Workers who share and can demonstrate their core values:

Ambition, helping people be the best they can be by:
• Setting personalised and challenging goals.
• Teaching new skills and encouraging new experiences.

Courage, being brave enough to make a difference
• Challenging what you feel it not in the best interest of the person you are supporting
• Championing what they want to achieve for themselves and helping to make it happen
• Helping the people we support to explore new things and support them to realise what they can achieve.
• To give confidence in reaching their goals and not be afraid of new challenges.
• To inspire innovation and support the courage to be creative

Integrity, being honest and fair in all the things we do
• Communicate clearly, adapting what you say and how you say it so that it’s meaningful for the person you’re supporting
• Exercise confidentiality when dealing with vulnerable adults, for example, financial and personal details

Partnership, working with other people to make a bigger difference
• Willing to understanding the varying needs and requirements of people with disabilities
• Develop positive working relationships with those involved– including those we support, families, carers, internal colleagues and external agencies
• Ability to work as part of a team

Respect, treating everyone fairly and knowing that everyone’s voice is important
• A commitment to Equal Opportunities for all
• Treat all people with dignity and respect

Salary: £15,697pa plus a sleep-in rate of £1464pa

For more information, please call Donna Cook on (Apply online only)