An exciting opportunity has arisen for full time, part time and bank Support Workers to join an established and pioneering social care charity based in London, working predominantly in Southwark & Croydon. In return, we offer competitive hourly pay rates, an attractive attendance bonus, induction training and ongoing training and career opportunities.
We provide support services for disabled and disadvantaged people. We were formed in London in 1984 to help people with learning disabilities live better lives, and now work throughout much of England supporting people with a wide range of needs.
As a Support Worker you will be responsible for supporting people with a learning disability to live an ordinary and independent lifestyle in their own homes by offering an individual package of support that enables them to make real changes in their life.
The Support Worker's responsibilities will include:
Supporting individuals with an individual package of support that meets their needs
Offering flexible and creative support that enables individuals to identify their goals and support to achieve their goals and ambitions
To enable individuals to grow and engage in opportunities and activities that will develop confidence and independence
Support individuals with personal care in relation to bathing, washing and dressing in a way that respects their dignity at all times
Support individuals actively engage individuals in all domestic chores such as cooking and cleaning
Supporting individuals to safely administer their medication
To offer companionship and support to individuals that enables them to manage and coordinate their daily living such as attending appointments, activities and maintaining important relationships with family & friends
To ensure that individuals are supported to stay safe in all aspects of their life whilst enabled and encouraged to take appropriate risks
Record keeping is an important part of the role. You will be required to write daily reports on activities, as well as working with individuals to develop and update support plans and conducting risk assessments
The essential qualities for the Support Worker are:
Ability to work with challenging behaviour & autism
Be able to drive & have a clean driving licence
Be willing to attend regular hydro sessions
Ability to develop good working relationships
Compassionate, caring, vigilant and observant
Ability to communicate both verbally and written
Reliable and trustworthy
Be willing to undergo a full DBS check
The hourly pay rate is £8.36 and we offer a potential attendance bonus of £600 per year.
Ideally applicants will have a driving licence however not essential.
We have immediate vacancies available for Support Workers to join our team. If you meet the criteria above, please press apply today.
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