Social Care - Adults with Special needs & Learning Disabilities

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Job Code: 00142017
Posted On: Tuesday, 7th November 2017
Category: Health Care
Shift: Day & Night Shift Pattern
Location: Hertfordshire
Job Type:
Full Time
Travel: Bushey, Hertfordshire

Job Description:

If you want to work for an organisation that at its very heart has a genuine commitment to making a real difference to adults with special needs and or learning disabilities, who live in a comfortable, homely environment where, with the right care and dedicated support, every client can fulfil their potential.

Working as part of a close-knit team within one of our small group Residential homes, Day Services or in the community you will assist in the everyday and personal care, education and support of these adults.

  • We are looking for motivated and committed individuals, with a calm approach.
  • You must be able to work as a team member, on your own initiative and to high standards.
  • You must be a positive role model to the clients with special needs and learning disabilities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • You will need to be able to react calmly in stressful situations

As a residential support worker our service users are children and young adults with autism and social needs.

Your day-to-day tasks would vary according to the client group you work with, but might include:

  • Checking each resident's needs and progress
  • Providing physical care, which could include bathing, toileting, dressing and feeding
  • Creating a safe and positive living environment
  • Providing leisure and creative activities in a safe and supportive setting
  • Helping residents to deal with problems and become independent if appropriate
  • Liaising with residents' families and arranging family and home visits
  • Working with other health and care professionals
  • You would also be expected to keep accurate records and write reports. These may be on complex matters affecting individual clients, and be used in case reviews and future care plans.

Preferred Skills:

Must have at least six months experience working with adults in small group residential settings with learning and physical disabilities and mental health issues

  • Be prepared to work shifts
  • Be highly motivated to develop and maintain relationships with adults and their families and engage with local agencies and community.
  • Be involved in the continuing development of the homes standards and provisions of services.
  • Carry out direct work with the residents including key-working and generally taking an active part in their daily lives.
  • Prefer Drivers with a full clean driving license (UK or acceptable in UK) but not essential.
  • Must be over the age of 21 (Employer has claimed an exemption under the Equality Act 2010)
  • Be required to provide an enhanced disclosure and satisfactory five years of references with no gaps.
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