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Social Care Support Worker - Supported Living



Location: Queen St./Lincroft, Thorne

Hours: 35 hours per week

Salary: £7.83 per hour

Closing Date: Friday 15th February

We are looking to recruit Support Workers who share our values and want to make a positive difference to work in our Thorne, Supported Living Services. Experience and qualifications aren’t always necessary for our roles as full training is provided - are you the person we are looking for?

Administration

• To assist individuals in their home and to assess their skills and needs

• Be involved in the transition procedure for individuals into their new home. This may involve working with individuals in their current accommodation and service provision, and providing support as this transition takes place

• To assist in ensuring that the environment is safe and responsive to individual needs

• To support the users of our services, enabling them to integrate within the local community

• To ensure that medication is administered and recorded as prescribed. To implement safe procedures for the collection, storage and administration of medication within Autism Plus guidelines

• To monitor the health and well-being of the individuals in liaison with other relevant professionals

• To ensure safe and appropriate handling of the individuals’ money, when the individual is unable to do this independently

• To handle petty cash according to procedures laid down by Autism Plus, and to assist with records and returns as required in respect of this area

• To keep appropriate records on all matters relating to the day to day running  of the home including untoward or unusual behaviour

• To protect confidentiality of personal information and ensure that the information is only disclosed to those who have a right and need to know

• To provide verbal and written reports including electronically

Household

• Undertake duties such as laundry, shopping, cleaning and cooking as required

• To ensure that any necessary repairs to properties are reported to the relevant person, so that they can be carried out promptly

• Ensure that transport requirements are assessed and achieved to meet the needs of the individuals

Support to users of our services

• To promote non-discriminatory practices

• To ensure that the highest levels of performance and standards of work are achieved, in line with CQC outcomes and Autism Plus policies and procedures

• Ensure that individuals receive the necessary care and support to enable them to have as much control over their own lives as possible and to become involved in valued activities within the community. To promote Person Centred Planning and Positive Behaviour support (PBS) at all times

• Ensure that appropriate procedures and practices are implemented and maintained so that the individual and group needs are effectively assessed and identified and that individual care / support plans are developed and implemented to meet these

• Safeguarding knowledge awareness and understanding of the Safeguarding policies and procedures

• Ensure that adequate records are kept for each individual in line with Autism Plus policies and procedures. Protect the confidentiality of personal information and ensure that the information is only disclosed to those who have a right and need to know

• Ensure that Individual Service Agreements are maintained and that individuals have access to the Complaints Procedure. To act in the individuals best interests at all times

• Learn and use appropriate methods of communication

• Ensure that the personal belongings of individuals are treated with respect

• Ensure the needs of the individuals are considered at all times, taking into consideration their autism and any other sensory, physical, learning disabilities or mental health issues.  (This includes personal care)

• As far as possible, ensure that individuals are involved and informed about aspects of their life within the home and the local community

• Develop constructive relationships with users of our services to enhance their confidence, personal development and general sense of wellbeing

• Accompany individuals to appointments, meetings and other services as required

• Ensure that users of our services are safe, healthy, well-nourished and dressed appropriately

• Together with individuals and members of the staff team, assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual support/care plans in order to enhance and maximise the capabilities and independence of the individual

• In line with statutory requirements and following good practice, write reports in respect of the users of the service, associated reports and attend reviews as required

• Directly participate in meeting the personal and physical needs of the individual. This may include going swimming and going for walks etc and where required providing intimate care such as bathing and assisting with toileting

• Assist in planning and pursuing agreed strategies to support and alleviate behaviour that presents challenge

• Ensure effective reporting of untoward incidents and accidents

• Enable individuals to maintain contact with their family and friends as appropriate and encourage new relationships to develop from accessing community based activities

• Ensure that the personal belongings of individuals are treated with respect

Teamwork

• Participate in promoting a team approach at all times including supporting colleagues when required and assisting in the induction of new staff

• Being professional in all communications

• Be flexible in accordance with the needs of the weekly Rota, and being available to cover leave (sickness, annual, etc)

• Work in accordance with training and agreed policies, practices and procedures

• Participate in and contribute to staff meetings

• Support colleagues in difficult or potentially difficult situations within the workplace

• Ensure issues of concern are elevated as per policy and procedure

Personal Development

• Attend supervision and appraisal meetings and have a willingness to be accountable and develop as a valued team member

• To undertake training as required. This may include attending training courses outside your place of work.

General

• Work to agreed standards in line with Autism Plus policies and procedures

• Have a flexible attitude to working arrangements

• Any other duties as reasonably requested, relative to the objectives of the post

This is an outline of the post-holder’s duties and responsibilities but it is not an exhaustive list and may change from time to time to meet the changing needs of the Charity

 

For further details regarding the role please view the job description below.

To apply please send a completed application form to: recruitment@autismplus.co.uk or by post to: Autism Plus, Exchange Brewery, 2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS. Please note we can only accept CV's with a completed short application form which can be downloaded via the link below.

Job Description

Application Form

Short Application Form – to accompany CV

'Autism Plus is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity'

Unfortunately, due to the necessity to keep our costs down we are not able to notify unsuccessful applicants, so if you haven’t heard from us within 10 working days, please accept this as confirmation that your application has been unsuccessful, but please keep an eye out for future vacancies.

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