Support Worker

Location
Reading
Salary
£15000 - £16300 per annum
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
06 Oct 2017
Ref
00073272
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Healthcare
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An established company with a history of providing high quality care to people with learning disabilities and associated health care needs, in residential settings.

Providing physical, social and emotional care
- Assist in carrying out individual programmes of care, including the management of complex/challenging behaviour, under the supervision of the manager and support from colleagues
- Assist with individual care needs, including personal and intimate care, personal hygiene
- Assist in providing constructive activities considering the particular needs of the person
- Provide support and opportunities for the service user to develop contact with people outside the service
- Provide support to maximise the service user's independence
- Ensure the maintenance of high standards of nutrition, health, safety, cleanliness and personal hygiene by helping and supporting service users with tasks as required, carrying out domestic tasks
- Dispense and record medication
- Work in a way that treats everyone equally and fairly, whilst promoting service user's rights and dignity at all times
- Assist service users to plan holidays and support
- Support service users in conjunction with the local authority safeguarding policy
- Support service users in positive risk taking

Assisting in the delivery of treatment, training and educational procedures and activities
- Attend all mandatory training in accordance with Essential Standards of Quality and Safety and training relevant to service user care
- Carrying out approved psychological programmes
- Record and chart relevant service user information

Participating in meetings and administrative tasks
- Attending staff meetings where appropriate
- Ensuring confidential information is secure
- Attending staff training and development
- Preparing written reports on service user's progress or behaviour
- Attending case reviews
- Being an active participant in the staff team, and liaising with parents, social workers and other professionals
- Implementing/acting upon instructions and requests made by the manager and educational and clinical staff
- Reporting to the line manager any matters of concern or interest relating to staffing, service users, parents, contacts with professionals and members of the public
- Purchasing housekeeping items, personal items

Requirements:
- Awareness of fire precautions
- Familiar with the health & safety act and all relevant legislation
- Completion of induction and foundation standards
- Clear DBS check
Position would suit self-motivated, committed team player, with a genuine interest in the area of care
Experience is not necessary, as full training is provided.

Benefits:
- Bank Holidays are paid @ time and half
- Weekend Allowance (working on Sunday) is paid @ an additional £1.19 per hour
- Shift Leading enhancement is paid @ an additional £1.19 per hour

40 hours per week
Shifts (including occasional night shifts) on a rota basis. E 8am - 2:30pm, L 2:15pm - 10pm or M 8am - 8:30pm