Community and Residential Support Worker

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Job Code: 00182017
Posted On: Friday, 10th November 2017
Category: Health Care
Shift: Day & Night Shift Pattern
Location: Hillingdon
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Other Diploma/Certificate
Pay Rate: £7.69 - £13.00
Duration: Ongoing
Travel: Hillingdon Borough

Job Description:

On-going support workers required for community support, home support and residential homes.

As a community/residential support worker our service users are adults with physical and/or learning disabilities, mental health problems, addiction issues or other emotional or social needs.

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

  • Checking each service user's needs and progress
  • Providing physical care, which could include bathing, toileting, dressing and feeding
  • Creating a safe and positive living environment
  • Providing one-to-one or group therapy sessions
  • Teaching daily living skills such as budgeting, shopping and claiming benefits
  • 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 adults, and be used in case reviews and future care plans.

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 children and young people.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.
  • You will need to be able to react calmly in stressful situations

-Previous expereince of at least 1 year is essential.

-Full training is given to comply with regulation.

Pay ranges between £7.69 - £13.00

Preferred Skills:

  • Be involved in the continuing development of the homes standards and provisions of services.
  • Be highly motivated to develop and maintain relationships with service user's and their families and engage with local agencies and community.
  • Drivers with a full clean driving license preferable (UK or acceptable in UK)
  • Must be over the age of 21 (Employer has claimed an exemption under the Equality Act 2010)
  • Be required to provide an enhanced DBS and satisfactory references.
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