Residential Support Worker – Adult

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Social Care
Job Code: 00112017
Posted On: Tuesday, 15th August 2017
Location: Hillingdon
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: Other Diploma/Certificate
Pay Rate: up to £13 per hour after AWR
Duration:
Travel:

Job Description:

Residential Support Worker – Adult

Uxbridge and the surrounding areas

up to £13 after AWR

If you want to work for an organisation that at its very heart has a genuine commitment to making a real difference to the elderly who live in a comfortable, homely environment where, with the right care and dedicated support, every child and young person can fulfill their potential.

Working as part of a close-knit team within one of our small group residential homes, you will assist in the everyday and personal care, education and support of the elderly.

  • 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

As a residential support worker our service users are adults with physical 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 resident'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 counseling 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.

 

Preferred Skills:

Must have at least two years 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)
  • 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 references.
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