Support Worker 35hrs - Cramlington
The Disabilities Trust is a leading national charity, providing innovative care, rehabilitation and support solutions for people with profound physical impairments, acquired brain injury and learning disabilities as well as children and adults with autism. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Leader to join us on a full time permanent basis at Jane Percy House in Cramlington, our service in Northumberland. Jane Percy House provides residential support for adults who have a range of physical disabilities, complex needs and neurological conditions. The service for the support and development of people with autism and learning disabilities. We provide accommodation and support for adults, aged 18+, who are on the autism spectrum or show behaviours that indicate autism. We also support people with epilepsy, and individuals with complex needs who might challenge alternative services. As one of our Support Workers, you will work 35hrs per week and be part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting our Service Users. You will work on a rotating six week shift pattern covering early, late, evening and night shifts. We are seeking highly motivated individuals with vision and commitment to assist the service in delivering quality person-centred support. The person we are looking for needs to be an enthusiastic, motivated and caring individual who has the skills to communicate effectively and work as part of a multidisciplinary team, ideally with experience of dealing with challenging behaviours. The post involves enabling, guiding, supporting and assisting people with physical disability in the performance of daily living functions; development of personal skills and potential. MAIN PURPOSE: To contribute towards the planning and implementation of comprehensive individual programmes, which facilitate the development and practice of skills that are necessary to enable service users to live in their preferred living environment. YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: - Establish and maintain professional working relationships with the service users, contributing to the creation of a homely and pleasant living environment for each service user. - During the course of your work you will at all times conduct yourself in a professional manner acting as a role model to colleagues and service users contributing to the delivery of quality services. - To work as a member of the team, contributing to the team ethos and supporting service users(s) and colleagues appropriately. - Facilitate the daily routines of the service users including personal care promoting a high standard of personal hygiene at all times. - Participate in the development of service user(s) support plans, risk assessments and programmes, complete written records as necessary and in accordance with the guidelines provided. Implement individual support plans to meet the needs of the service user(s). - Highlight any issues/concerns to the Team Leader to ensure the service user(s) receive quality services at all times. - Participate and contribute as required to individual service user review meetings and support plans within boundaries set by senior colleagues. - In accordance with individual support plan, enable the service user(s) to look after and clean their own rooms, organise their personal possessions, clothing and other personal effects. - Assist in the cleaning and maintenance of all rooms, fixtures and fittings thereby maintaining a safe environment for service users and staff. - To contribute to and have responsibility for providing quality social and vocational support services for service users within a specified group at a specified location or group of locations. - To lead, supervise and develop a team of support workers to ensure the needs of the service users are met according to their individual support plan in line with company policy and procedures and regulatory standards. For this role, The Disabilities Trust are able to pay a very competitive hourly rate of £8.36 per hour and you will also receive 33 Days Annual Leave (Including Bank Holidays), Life Assurance and Pension. The Trust offers more than just a job. With our excellent training and development planning, you will have the chance of an exciting career in a sector like no other, which makes a huge difference to the lives of our Service Users. The Disabilities Trust are a Disability Confident Employer. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy. This position is subject to a Disclosure (DBS) check.