Lead Support Worker - Totton, Southampton
Are you looking for a job where you can really make a difference? We are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated lead support worker to join the team at our 5 bedroom Valley Road Service. It is a specialist residential learning disability service in Southampton for males with mental health needs, challenging behaviour, Autism and Dementia. Package description Main responsibilities The people we support are at the heart of everything we do - they are wonderful individuals and deserve to be treated with respect, dignity and choice. Our main priority, therefore, is to find staff with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own. Could this be you? Your duties will be varied and no two days will be the same. You'll be providing support for day-to-day living, such as social activities, sports and hobbies, employment, holidays etc along with support with general household duties such as cooking, cleaning and money management. In some services, you may be required to undertake personal care. As a lead support worker you will be expected to lead shifts and assist with coaching and inducting of new staff to the service. You will also be required to participate in the on call rota. You will write daily reports on activities, as well as devising and updating care plans and undertaking risk assessments for the people we support. Our services operate 24/7, so you will work in shifts (as allocated by your manager). This means you may need to work early mornings, late evenings, weekends and bank holidays. You may also be required to undertake sleep-in shifts on a rota basis. CMG2 Ideal candidate We expect our Lead Support Workers to share our vision to ensure that ‘every moment has potential’ for the people we support to learn new skills and to achieve their goals. Basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as good English are a must, as well as computer (Word/Excel) skills and some knowledge of Health and Safety requirements. An NVQ/Diploma L2 or 3 in Health and Social Care is also required, and significant experience supporting adults with learning disabilities. Above all you need to be kind, caring and ready to work as a team to ensure that our services are comfortable, happy, fulfilling and safe places to live. About the company We are a leading provider of care and support for adults with learning disabilities and associated complex needs, including autistic spectrum conditions, mental health needs, challenging behaviour, profound and multiple learning disabilities and epilepsy. The people we support live in homely, family-like residences, and are encouraged to participate fully in the local community. CMG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the people we support, adults and children, and expect all staff to share this commitment. Why work for CMG? In addition to your salary, our benefits package includes: a pension scheme paid annual leave (28 days including bank holidays, rising to 30 days after 1 year) childcare vouchers reward/recognition schemes a generous staff discount and benefits scheme We also have excellent opportunities for career progression.