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Senior Support Worker posted by Oakgar Recruitment

Tunbridge Wells
£10/ hour

Job Description

Are you ready for a new challenge, and want to be rewarded for your efforts?

Do you provide a natural person-centred approach with a desire to enable those who you support to achieve greater independence? We are currently working on behalf of a specialist care organisation who are looking for a senior support worker to make a difference in their service in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The service specialises in supporting individuals with learning disabilities so experience supporting this client group is essential. The service prides itself on providing the highest level of care to the individuals who they support and offer excellent career progression. Due to the nature of this role a driver is essential and someone who is flexible to work a mixture of days and working nights on a permanent contract.

Desired personality of a Senior Support Worker:

  • A friendly, caring approach.
  • A genuine desire to help others.
  • The ability to relate to people with a variety of backgrounds.
  • A professional, reliable and flexible attitude.
  • The ability to work on your own or in a team.
  • Patience and a sense of humour.

Requirements of a Senior Support Worker:

  • Experience providing personal care to individuals in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • The ability to help in the care of the services users' physical environment and in the general day to day activities of the home.
  • Assisting individuals who need help with dressing, undressing, bathing and using the toilet.
  • Care for individuals who are sick and needing, for example, minor dressings and bed nursing.
  • Assisting in induction of new staff.
  • Key working allocated individuals.
  • Helping in the promotion of mental and physical activity of individuals through talking with them, taking them out, sharing in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.
  • Making and changing beds, tidying rooms and doing light cleaning.
  • Inspecting, laundering and mending the clothes of individuals.
  • Setting tables and trays, serving meals, feeding individuals who need help, preparing meals and washing up, tidying and clearing the dining room.
  • Answering the door and the telephone to greet visitors.
  • Reading and writing reports, taking part in staff and service users meeting and in training activities as required by the Registered Managers and fulfilling the criteria set by the National Care Standards Act 2000, of 6 training sessions per year and to keep a record.
  • Maintaining the code of confidentiality.
  • Abiding by the rules governing the safety and handling of drugs.
  • Becoming familiar with the Fire Safety Regulations and participating in regular fire training of two sessions per annum.
  • Reporting and recording any accident which may occur.
  • Assisting Commission for Social Care Inspectors during visits of inspection.

Activities of support vary from daily living skills i.e. cooking, cleaning, personal care, travel escorts, teaching of independent life skills to assistance with accessing community-based activities such as going to college, swimming, work placements and other social and leisure activities.



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