Residential support worker

Recruiter
Randstad Student Support
Location
Melksham
Salary
£7.50 - £9.00/hour
Posted
17 Jun 2017
Closes
16 Jul 2017
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a passionate support worker who wants to care for adults with additional needs? A permanent, full-time job has arisen in the Melksham area. We can offer you a really rewarding role which involves encouraging independence to those in need. It would be beneficial if you have experience of supporting individuals with physical or learning disabilities. This opportunity will give you the chance to develop your skills and knowledge in specialist health fields including:

- Autistic Spectrum Disorders
- Epilepsy
- diabetes
- Challenging behaviour

As part of the role you will encourage different social activities such as taking the service users to the local cinemas, concerts, bowling, etc. You will work with individual care plans to create a bespoke service tailored to each service user.

In return for your commitment and experience, we offer the following benefits:

Benefits
- Childcare voucher scheme
- Guaranteed, contracted hours
- Free DBS check
- Cycle to work scheme
- The opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading support companies

Responsibilities

- Clear communication with the people you support using appropriate methods, including tact, empathy and diplomacy. This may include using specialist communication methods
- Assisting with individuals care, including personal care and assisting with bathing (where the individual requires this) in order to maintain a high standard of hygiene.
- Carrying out duties in compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent
- Participating and arranging daily outings, activities, holidays or recreational pursuits when required in order to assist the people you support with all aspects of their daily life

Requirements

- A confident, positive and resilient character
- Able to work flexible shift patterns including early mornings and late nights
- A full driving licence is preferred however, not essential

If you feel you have the ability to build trusting and lasting relationships with the service users you'll be supporting, then please apply with us today. You could make a difference to somebody's life.

Randstad Student & Worker Support acts as an employment business when supplying temporary staff and as an employment agency when introducing candidates for permanent employment with a client. Randstad Student & Worker Support is an equal opportunities employer and decisions are made on merits alone