Senior Care & Support Worker

Metropolitan Housing Trust
Basildon, Essex
09 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time

Basildon, Essex
Full Time 37.5 Hours + sleep-ins

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

About the job:
We are currently seeking a Senior Support Worker to join a supported living service; supporting the needs of adults aged between 18-65 with mental health illnesses and learning disabilities in Basildon, Essex.

Main accountabilities:
-Provide assistance with the support needs of customers as identified in their care and support plan.
-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.
-Be aware of customers` wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
-Promote self advocacy and act as the customers` advocate where appropriate.
-Provide care and 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:
-Minimum 1 years` mental health experience of providing care and support to vulnerable people.
-Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care related subject area or equivalent.
-Driving license and own vehicle
-Knowledge of health & safety issues relating to care and support of vulnerable people
-Ability to work flexibly to meet customer and service requirements across a geographical area
-Availability for working unsocial hours, weekends and public holidays on a rota basis
-On-call service only
-Ability to work using own initiative and as a member of a team
-Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation

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!