Support Worker/ Care Assistant

NWN Media Limited
10 Feb 2018
25 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Support Workers to join the friendly and dedicated team at Baschurch Care - Shrewsbury to support residents with learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical disabilities and complex needs. This includes individuals who require support with medication, midazolam, diabetes, epilepsy, autism, enteral feeding, dysphagia, sensory impairments as well as behaviors which are described as challenging.

Baschurch care is made up of three seperate homes on one site, Briery Lodge, The Coach House and Old Vicarage.

Full time/ Part time positions available

Shifts over a 7 day working rota, working every second weekend. May be required to cover the occasional night shift.

Key Responsibilities

- Provides support and encouragement to service users in all areas / activities of daily living, including personal care.
- Ensures the respect, dignity and rights to privacy of service users as far as possible.
- Acts as a key worker for an identified service user, or designated group.
- Works with the care and support team to deliver high standards of service to achieve planned goals.
- Ensures housekeeping tasks are completed, including ironing.

Person Profile

- Health and social care related qualifications e.g. NVQ Level 2 or equivalent or willing to work towards this.
- Experience of working in the healthcare/social care environment e.g. support worker, care assistant or similar roles.
- Confident and self-motivating with a willingness to learn and develop skills.
- Ability to establish rapport with residents and respond appropriately to their needs.
- Responsible, organised and reliable.
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Full driving licence is desirable

Job Type: Full-time

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