We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Support Worker to join our Supported Living team based in Liverpool. You will have a rewarding and stimulating vocation providing personalised care to people with Learning Disabilities and Autism thereby helping them to lead more independent lives.
The role of a Senior Support Worker is to enable the people we support to live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives in a way which maximises independence and choice. As a Senior Support Worker you will work with personalised support plans to ensure that all care and support provided is delivered in line with the wishes of the individual and in line with both organisational and regulatory standards, policies and procedures.
This is a challenging but intensely rewarding role. You will be assisting in the development of effective and needs-led care plans, and playing an active part in raising public awareness of and support for the aims and objectives of the service.
Record and observe the progress of the people we support within the service
Assist the Service Manager in the maintenance of good professional relationships with the people attending the service and their parents.
Caring for individuals property, undertaking any aspect of home management within the service as required, i.e., domestic work, preparing individuals clothing, participating in the preparation of meals, laundry and cleaning, etc.
Undertake sleeping-in duties and work a rota system as directed by the Service Manager
Play an active part in promoting good public relations in the locality so as to increase public awareness of, and support for, the aims and objectives of the service as a whole.
Report immediately any incident of ill-treatment, verbal, physical or mental, to any individual at the service, to the Service Manager.
Report any complaint made by individuals at the service or on behalf of them, by relatives, friends, etc., to the Service Manager.
Assist in the development of effective and needs-led care plans, under the direction of senior staff.
Attend staff meetings and residents review meetings and make a valuable contribution.
Be familiar with fire, health and safety regulations and ensure that they are strictly observed.
Inform the Service Manager of any equipment or materials that may need re-ordering, or any items that are defective and require repair.
We are looking for someone who:
Has a positive attitude towards the people we support and other staff members
Can be flexible regarding the needs of our clients, as we provide 24-hour care
Is willing to undertake training for professional development (No experience is required as all training is provided)
Be involved in the recruitment of the home
Has a good sense of humour and is empathetic, hardworking and with a sense of responsibility.
Is honest, dependable and dedicated
QCF or NVQ level 3 desirable but not essential
Due to the nature of our work, a drivers license is preferred but not essential
In return we can offer you:
Salary £9.00 per hour
28 days annual leave (including bank holidays)
Sector leading training
Auto enrolment pension
This position is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure which will be completed upon successful application. All applications will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with our policy and organisational requirement. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £9.00 /hour