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Support Worker


Employer provides residential services to adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years who have a learning disability and associated mental health needs.  Occasionally some of our residents may exhibit challenging behaviour.

Duties \& Responsibilities:

1.    To carry out all Company duties, tasks and responsibilities in accordance with the Company's principles and philosophy of care, whilst ensuring the safety, care and well-being of service users and colleagues at all times.

2.    To handle service users' finances where appropriate and record all transactions as outlined within Company guidelines.

3.    To encourage the service user to develop and maintain skills in all reasonable and practical situations, through daily and occupational skills or work/college placement.

4.    To shop on behalf or with service users; accompany them on activities, excursions and holidays.

To assist service users with personal care as outlined in individual care specifications with due regard to the dignity and privacy of the person ensuring that any continence issues are dealt with sensitively. This may include assisting with bathing, washing, help with the toilet, dressing, undressing and other personal tasks as outlined in the care plan specific for the service user.

1.    Prepare food in accordance with the service user’s choice, dietary requirements, and preferred methods in a safe and hygienic manner.

2.    Assist the service user with eating and drinking as required.

3.    Administer such prescribed medication as is required in accordance with the Company's administration of medicines policy.

4.    Maintain confidentiality regarding all issues and information relating to service users within the bounds of the Company's policy on confidentiality and observe service users’ rights.

5.    To actively encourage and enable service users to participate in any social, educational and leisure pursuits or general activities.  To provide practical support to enable them to do so.

6.    Read and keep up to date with Company policy through Policy and Procedure and Human Resources manuals available within the homes and the Company guidance notes issued to all staff and updated on a regular basis.

7.    Following completion of Induction Training, to embark upon N.V.Q. training within pre-agreed timescale.

8.    Comply with the Company's, service users' or Social Services Department's reporting requirements with regard to monitoring the care of service users, statistical, financial or quality assurance information in accordance with the service users’ rights to confidentially and the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

9.    To attend staff meetings and Company training.

10. To provide a respectable role model for service users and respect the integrity of the Company at all times.

11. If an approved driver, to drive Company vehicles with due care and attention taking into account the needs, safety and comfort of service users.

12. To familiarise oneself with the correct operation and response to health and safety equipment throughout St Domingo House such as the smoke detector, fire and intruder systems.   The job holder will be responsible for writing up daily notes in the service users’ care plans and contributing towards maintaining accurate written records. The job holder will also participate actively in

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Contract Type: Permanent

Hours of Work: FullTime

Expiration Date: 02/12/2022

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