Overview of Role:
We are looking to recruit a dedicated support worker to provide support as needed for a professionally and socially active, creative client to maintain independence by assisting and facilitating the client's personal, social, professional and voluntary goals.
The role requires empathy, patience, and the ability to work under your own initiative while maintaining confidentiality, and without hindering or interfering with the client's wishes and activities. Essentially, the role requires you to respect the client's autonomy and support him in performing tasks he would perform himself if he were able-bodied.
To maintain and promote the safety of the client, both at home and whilst undertaking personal, social, professional and voluntary activities.
To be flexible, non-judgemental and maintain client dignity and confidentiality at all times.
To have the ability to forge and maintain professional relationships with the client, other support workers, and external agencies with the focus on helping the client achieve his goals.
To have the ability to ensure attention to detail is maintained in all documentation and to have the ability to follow policies and procedures set out.
To have the ability to be supportive and understanding of your colleagues, and to help build a positive working environment for everyone involved. Honesty to the client and to your team mates is critical.
To meet the needs and goals of the client as outlined in the Care Plan.To be flexible in relation to shifts, available to work both day shifts and night shifts including weekends.
To maintain client room / bathroom (and vehicle) cleanliness and regular tidy-up, as well as all the Support Workers' areas.
To maintain and organise all of the client's clothing, belongings and equipment to the wishes of the client.
Support Workers are responsible for being careful with the client's belongings and treating them the way he would himself.
To assist and facilitate client to achieve goals for personally, social, professional and voluntary networks without interference or hindrance when and where needed; and be particularly to be respectful and maintain boundaries with friends and/or family.
To maintain a professional relationship and a professional level of care at all times, especially with the client's work colleagues, friends and/or family and other Support Workers.
To check stock of supplies regularly as required and maintain adequate stock levels.
To undertake training as needed to meet the needs of the client.
To show empathy with the client, Team Leader and other Support Workers (colleagues), as well as maintaining client dignity, privacy and confidentiality at all times.
To maintain a positive working environment and address any concerns through the appropriate means in a respectful manner.
Mon – Fri, 8am – 8pm =£9.56 per hour.
Mon – Fri, 8pm – 8am = £10.56 (waking night) per hour.
Weekends = £10.56 per hour.
Hours: 24 to 48 hours per week to meet the needs of the client
Car drivers are essential for this role - Open Policy; anyone over 21 years and at least three years experience with a clean driving licence.
Post exempt under The Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9 Part 1 – There is a genuine occupational requirement to recruit male support workers.
If you are interested in this role and believe you meet the criteria, please contact 01246 520038 or please click to apply online.