Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to make a difference to someone’s life. If the answer is yes;
Then Team One are currently recruiting for Support Workers and Deputy Managers in Merstham and Betchworth and Horley.
We believe care work is shaped by the people you support and this is only possible with great people, who are patient, kind, keen to learn, pro-active, possess empathy, compassion and enjoy working as part of a team. We believe your life experiences and interests can count to helping support people with vulnerable adults.
The Support Worker’s role is to support and assist staff by contributing to the care, comfort and wellbeing of service users, ensuring that all individuals are cared for and supported with dignity, consideration and kindness.
Duties will include:
- Domestic duties around the home
- Assisting with personal care
- Supporting service users
- Work and engage with service users
- Encourage and facilitate choice, diversity and appropriate personalised activities.
- Support, empathy and reassurance to service users to ensure a high standard of care.
- Completion of good day to day care notes
- Report problems, concerns about people, accidents and incidents to senior staff. Communicate effectively with service users, other professionals, the care team and the Manager.
- Complying with all company practices, policies and procedures.
- As a member of the team, attend and participate in training and be prepared to undertake other tasks as directed or required to assist in the smooth running of the home.
- Maintain individuals’ confidentiality at all times, in accordance with the company Confidentiality Policy.
- Complete accurate records as appropriate and required.
- Carry out any other duties consistent with the post as reasonably requested.
Experience, Knowledge and Skills required
- NVQ Level 2 in Care or a willingness to complete it (NVQ Level 3 for Deputy Manager)
- caring attitude and an understanding of vulnerable adults
- Experience of working with vulnerable adults (min 6 months in supported living)
- An understanding of Person Centred Care & Support
- A team player, able to work effectively with others
- Able to work to high standards as a member of team, and be accountable for your actions
- Good communication skills
- Customer focused, empathetic and understanding of individuals and alert their general welfare and needs
- Be non-judgemental
- The ability to follow instructions and directions
- Energetic, cheerful and with an ability and willingness to learn new skills
- Ability to remain calm in difficult situations
- A full driving licence
Potential candidates are required to undergo a DBS check and provide satisfactory references.