Support Worker & Waking Night Support Worker – REF65

 

  • Job Title: Support Worker & Waking Night Support Worker Roles
  • Job Location: Kent – Bearsted, Folkestone, Sellindge, Ashford, Bethersden, Herne Bay, Ramsgate, Loose, Charing, Kingston nr Canterbury
  • Salary: £8.72 per hour
  • Hours: Full-time and part-time

Guaranteed interview after successfully completing the following training package within the specified timescale

  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Start Date: 06/07/2020
  • Course Length: 2 Weeks
  • Courses Taken: Customer Service

Job Description

 

Person Centred, Empowering, Friendly, Positive, Innovative.
Easy words, but the real job of a support worker is to blend all this to enable and empower individuals to live as independently as they wish within their communities. In order to achieve this fulfilling and rewarding purpose you will be an active support worker, engaging positively with each individual you support and constantly seeking opportunities for people to get more out of life.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support individuals you are working with according to their personal care / support plan
  • Ask for help from an appropriate person when not confident or skilled in any aspect of your role
  • Provide individuals with information to enable them to have choice about the way they are supported
  • Encourage individuals to participate in the way their care and support is delivered
  • Ensure the individual knows what they are agreeing to regarding the way in which they are supported
  • Contribute to the on-going development of care / support plans for the individual you support
  • Support individuals with cognitive, physical or sensory impairments
  • Treating people with respect and dignity and honouring their human rights
  • Ensure that dignity is at the centre of all work with the individuals you support, and their families, carers and advocates
  • Work in a person centred way, accommodating the individual’s needs, wishes and preferences
  • Demonstrate empathy (understanding and compassion) for individuals you support
  • Show courage in supporting people in ways that may challenge your personal / cultural beliefs communicating clearly and responsibly
  • Communicate clearly and exhibit positive non-verbal communication to individuals, families, carers and advocates
  • Write clearly and concisely in records and report
  • Recognise potential signs of different forms of abuse and report any concerns according to agreed ways of working
  • Recognise, report and challenge unsafe practices Championing health and well-being for the individuals you support and for work colleagues
  • Promote the health and wellbeing of the individual you support
  • Demonstrate how to keep people, buildings and yourself safe and secure
  • Carry out fire safety procedures when required and use risk assessments to support individuals safely
  • Monitor and report changes in health and wellbeing for individuals you support, working professionally and seeking to develop your own professional development
  • Reflect on own work practices
  • Contribution to your own development plan
  • Work in partnership with others to support the individual
  • Work within safe, clear professional boundaries
  • To attend training or development sessions, where training needs have been identified, to update or maintain your skills. (Passing these courses is in some cases a requirement for continued employment)
  • To attend regular supervision meetings with your manager and to participate in the organisations staff appraisal system
  • To complete other duties that may be requested, as and when they occur

 

 

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