Support Worker

Expiring today

Abbeyfield Lodge
12 Oct 2018
17 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Responsible To: Homes Manager

Reports To: Senior Staff Member on Duty

Job Purpose
In accordance with Care Quality Commission and The White Paper
Valuing People, the staff member will endeavour to contribute and
participate in providing quality care and life experiences to the
service user based upon the six basic values of privacy, dignity,
independence, choice, rights and fulfilment. To be available to work
and help provide a therapeutic, supportive, structured and relaxed
environment in which service users can develop and enjoy their lives.

Main Duties

Service User
To participate in life planning for particular service users to include:

Identifying the service user’s emotional, physical, psychological,
social and spiritual needs and make appropriate decisions for action
in consultation with the Management team.
Delivering of a clearly defined programme of care for each service
user within the home and ensuring that such service user files are
recorded and maintained accurately.
Liaising with relatives, Care Managers and other professionals in
consultation with the Manager of the home.
To ensure that the agreed psychology guidelines for each service
user are followed in conjunction with the Management team.

To work with all staff in providing an effective 24-hour service
and to demonstrate a reasonable degree of flexibility to ensure
all shifts are covered with the required staffing levels.

To contribute to the preparation of reports and participate in
service users’ reviews as required.

To supervise and share mealtimes with service users, to encourage
a positive attitude towards food and appropriate behaviour at mealtimes.

To assist in the delivery of day care opportunities, following
individual activity programmes in conjunction with, and following
guidance from, day care staff.

To use initiative in creating, and delivery of, appropriate
leisure opportunities for service users.

To accompany and organise transport which requires service users
to attend activities outside of the home.

Other Duties

To use initiative in making the best use of all available
resources in the home, to meet the needs of each service user.
To assist in maintaining a good standard of hygiene and tidiness
within the home and, when required, to check all equipment including
emergency and fire equipment.

To look after the general appearance of the house and report any
defects to the senior staff member on duty.

To ensure accurate recording and reporting of all accidents and
incidents that may occur involving service users and/or staff and
to record relevant information in the appropriate place.

To participate in staff meetings, contributing to the review of
current working practices and future developments.

To undertake any temporary duties as required by the Homes
Manager in times of emergency.
This Job Description is not intended to be a complete list of duties
and responsibilities, but indicates the main aspects attached to this
post. It may be reviewed and amended at a future time after discussion
with the Manager and staff of the homes, to take into account any
changes in Company or Government Policies.

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