Female Support Workers

Recruiter
Unitemps
Location
Guildford
Salary
17500.0000
Posted
12 Feb 2017
Closes
12 Mar 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Female Support Workers

£17,500 p.a.

Guildford & Cranleigh area

Full time hours (37.5 per week) working across a rolling shift pattern including weekends and sleep-in nights

I am working with a vibrant organisation which provides support services for young people with learning disabilities to access social activities and lead independent, fulfilling lives. One of their services is a supported living service, which provides personalised support and one to one care for young people, within a shared accommodation environment.

If you are looking to have a career with helping young people to fulfil their potential, then I would like to hear from you.

Role:

  • Establishing and maintaining professional and trusting relationships with the young person.
  • Establishing rapport with the family, specifically relating to care management.
  • Acting as a confidant, managing personal, domestic, social and psychological needs.
  • Offer one to one personalised support to a young person with a learning disability. Take part in activities within the home and in other locations.
  • Ensure they have a full and active life (inc. socialising, accessing learning and work placements, housework, cooking, shopping, personal administration and attending appointments).
  • Providing personal care (assisting with washing, feeding or dressing).
  • Provide regular feedback on the progress made.
  • Work as part of the team, maintaining clear accurate records and good working relationships.
  • Ensuring safety of the young person.
  • Maintaining confidentiality at all times except in the event of a safeguarding issue.
  • Complete and update the support plan on a regular basis.
  • Transport the young person in your vehicle and maintain a transport log.
  • Reporting inappropriate behaviour or accidents.

Person:

Essential:

  • Full driving licence and access to own vehicle.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of equal opportunities, respect, individuality and promoting independence.
  • Clear communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Due to the nature of this work, all applicants must be female.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with special needs or with care provision.
  • Experience of assisting with medication.
  • Have an understanding of learning disabilities.
  • NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent.
  • Heath Sciences or Psychology education.

Shifts will be focused around the following hours:

8am - 3.30pm

3.30pm - 10pm

10pm - 5.30am

Induction and full training will be provided.

Successful applications will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.