Female Support Worker
Salary: £10.01 per hour
Hours: 30 hours
DO you have the ability to communicate clearly and sensitively with vulnerable people and their families? Are you passionate in your belief that individuals with a disability should have the same rights to choices, dignity and life satisfaction as everyone else in society?
Being a Support Worker isn’t something you do, it’s something you are.
We are currently recruiting for a caring and compassionate Support Worker to join our vibrant supported living service in Acton. Our team is responsible for providing assistance to adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. We do this by making sure that we provide the help they need to live life the way they want.
Duties can include:
- Promoting clients’ independence and wellbeing, and ensuring that safeguarding is kept at the forefront of all the work we do.
- Providing physical support which may include helping with household tasks and personal care.
- Providing emotional support for an individual and their families.
- Supporting and helping with health care needs, including routine appointments or administrating medication.
- Encouraging and supporting the development of personal skills through hobbies and interests.
- Teaching life skills, such as shopping, using public transport and paying for bills.
- Working with other healthcare professionals to ensure that all care needs meet the highest possible standards.
- Develop and implement individual Support Plans and carry out regular reviews.
- Maintain a high standard of record keeping and ensure that appropriate administrative procedures are adhered to.
- Carry out necessary health and safety checks as required.
- Report repairs, renewals, health and safety concerns etc to appropriate colleagues in a timely manner.
- Ensure that client confidentiality is maintained in accordance with organisational policy and the law.
- Able to work alternate shift patterns including, days, evenings, and sleep-ins and weekends.
We welcome people from all walks of life to apply for a job with us. All training is provided, however we ask that you have:
- Compassion and integrity
- A willingness to promote a person-centred approach
- A strong, honest, responsive and united approach to support work
- Creative and be able to engage and enable people we support to make choices themselves
- Confident with computers and software packages
- Diverse knowledge of cultures
Come and work with us to join our incredible team who deliver a world class service.
Rewards and benefits:
- Free excellent training and development programme and paid time for attending all training sessions.
- Pension contribution
- Access to free occupational health, physiotherapy, counselling and advice services.
- Fully paid training and access to nationally recognised qualifications
- Travel to work scheme (season ticket loan)
- Access to an online shopping platform with discounts from over 3,500 retailers
- This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check, the cost to be met by United Response. As part of the fight back against Covid 19, all our front line staff are tested regularly and are encouraged to take the vaccine as soon as they are able’’
For this role you will be required to do evening, weekend work and sleep-ins so flexibility is essential.
Successful applicants will also be subject to a full DBS check and will be required to complete on-line training modules once starting within the role.
Female Applicants only under an exemption from the Equality Act 2010 - Section 9 - Part 1 (A) as a genuine occupational requirement.
By clicking ‘apply’ you will be taken to our careers page to complete your application.