Domiciliary Support Worker

Recruiter
i4 Recruitment Ltd
Location
Midsomer Norton
Posted
16 May 2018
Closes
15 Jun 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Domiciliary Support Worker – Midsomer Norton – £7.83 to £11.25 ph – Full Time, Permanent

Our client offer a full and comprehensive Domiciliary Care and Outreach Service for individuals with learning & physical disabilities, mental health needs and people who are unwell or have just been discharged from hospital and are having difficulty living independently at home.

As a Support Worker for our client you will need to possess a caring and flexible nature. You will be required to provide support and assistance to a wide variety of service users with a range of differing learning & physical disabilities in various different settings.

Job Summary (Description of main purpose of job):

  • To promote a caring environment for service users through high standards of professional practice which are conducive to the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual needs of the service users
  • To ensure that each service user receives care appropriate to their individual needs and service user plan

You must have the following qualities, skills & knowledge:

  • Able to accept responsibility
  • Work well within a team and on your own initiative
  • Respect for service user’s dignity and independence
  • Understanding that service users have different & individual needs
  • Able to adhere to the policies & procedures of different organisations when on assignment for our client
  • Maintain a professional and confidential approach at all times
  • Have an understanding of the Health & Social Care Act 2008 and the Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety
  • Have an understanding of the latest best practice when working with vulnerable adults
  • Understand that when on assignment you represent our client

You will be expected to be part of a team and will carry out any reasonable duty required of you whilst on assignment. Duties may include (but are not limited to):

Principal Responsibilities

  • To support service users in the taking of decisions in matters which affect their lifestyle
  • To undertake activities as are detailed in individual care plan and/or timetables. Plus ensuring that all paperwork relating to these tasks is completed on time and to a suitability sufficient standard
  • To promote relationships which enable each service user to participate in the life of the local community to the best of their ability
  • To ensure the provision of healthcare arrangements this includes the recording and administration of prescribed medications
  • Encourage and support service users to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional, organisational and practical support and training as appropriate
  • To assist service users who need help with personal tasks such as dressing, undressing, bathing, feeding and using the toilet where necessary
  • Liaise, consult with and actively support service users, encouraging participation in decision making processes
  • Support service users to deal appropriately with their housemates and/or neighbors
  • To undertake other such duties as are within the scope of the spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and it’s grading
  • Work within a team, supporting colleagues and attending all necessary meetings, recording and sharing information appropriately and confidentially
  • To undertake all core training required for this post and other training and professional development activities as required
  • Undertake other delegated tasks that fall within your capabilities

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