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Senior Support Worker- Adults Learning Disabilities

  • Location:

    Surrey, England

  • Sector:

    Vetro Care

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £21488 - £22816 per annum

  • Contact:

    Nikki Hunt

  • Contact email:

    nikki@vrecruitment.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    NHSURSSW_1528706970

  • Published:

    2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-07-11

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Nikki Hunt

Vetro recruitment are seeking a Senior Support worker to work within a national charity that provides support services across England to people who have a learning disability.

The purpose of this position is to blend together the role of practitioner and the first line management at a senior support worker level.

You will be expected to act as a role model to other staff members by demonstrating excellent support to those under the companies care and you will help teach, support and manage staff teams effectively. If you are keen to develop your knowledge and skills, this role offers career progression.

We are looking for someone to support and deliver a person-centred service in line with the company's core values. Ensuring an outstanding staffing team is vital to the care and support of the people in the service.

You will contribute to ensuring services are:

  • Well led
  • Safe
  • Caring
  • Effective
  • Responsive

Main Duties Across a cluster of services:

  • Develop a culture that is responsive, inclusive and person centred.
  • Ensure that you and support staff offer the highest standards of care and support to each person in care.
  • Ensure that all documentation that relates to a person's needs and choices, is current, comprehensive, represents the views of the person/family and is used on a day to day basis to inform practice.
  • Ensure that you and the staff team assist and encourage people to have a life like any other by becoming part of their community, have work and education opportunities, develop and maintain relationships, explore leisure options and are supported to express themselves in the way they choose, culturally, spiritually, sexually etc.
  • Ensure that you and the staff team complete and record risk assessments around finances and other aspects of people's lives as needed.
  • Promote health, safety and well-being of the people being supported whilst respecting people's personal choices and empowering positive risk taking.
  • Promote PCAS as a practice leader to achieve maximum independence for each person.
  • To develop a culture of collaborative working to benefit the people we support.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times.
  • Being part of the community is important to people ,you therefore need to be able to drive and use your vehicle for work.

Person Specification:

Must Haves:

  • Experience of clear and effective communication
  • Experience of monitoring and maintaining records so that they are accurate and up to date
  • IT skills in using Microsoft Office/ email etc
  • Experience of managing personal/household finances
  • The ability to work on your own and as part of a team
  • Commitment to developing personal and work skills as well as developing others
  • Sensitivity, patience and trustworthiness
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments
  • A knowledge of people with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems
  • A Diploma in Health and Social Care Level 2
  • Being able to meet the Driver Policy requirements and a willingness to drive company vehicle
  • A strong value base
  • A commitment to providing outstanding services for people with a learning disability
  • A desire to support individuals to lead independent lives
  • Commitment to implementing equal opportunities
  • Working towards a Diploma in Health & Social Care Level 3 (or equivalent) or willingness to work towards this qualification whilst in post.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience of supervising staff
  • An appreciation of healthy living issues
  • An understanding of health & safety issues
  • Experience of promoting new technology and using personalised technology
  • Knowledge of food hygiene and personal hygiene issues
  • Ability to support someone with varied personal & household tasks
  • Experience of managing household budgets
  • Experience of bringing about culture change in teams
  • PCAS practice leader or a willingness to train and subsequently carry out observations and provide feedback to teams