Full Time Support Worker Grade 5
The Pines Day Centre is a day service supporting Adults with Learning Difficulties in Worthing, where the key aim is to support people with high levels of dependency or complex needs and enable every customer to be engaged in their local community to the best of their ability. For some customers this could be through a time-limited programme of targeted support to build confidence and help develop skills for independent living.
You will encourage and stimulate customers through the provision of outcome based care. This promotes independence, community engagement and enables them to develop and/or maintain daily living skills. With basic communication and interpersonal skills you will attend to customers physical, social, mental and emotional needs, ensuring comfort, safety and wellbeing. You will uphold excellent practice within the team and take daily responsibility for some areas of the day centre, such as the mobility suite, computer suite, activity rooms or training kitchen, and customer provider plans.
Using good communication and interpersonal skills you will provide clear and concise specialist advice and guidance to a range of customers. You will be able to work with customers who are less able to express themselves and have an understanding of non-verbal communication. Using your ability to interpret information, you will encourage customers to access, integrate and interact as members of the community, as well as supporting customers to access community based provision as per their provider plan.
You will need a basic understanding of the needs of the customer and their rights as an individual in order to build relationships with people from a wide variety of cultural, religious and ethnic backgrounds.
Although no experience is essential for this post, you will have demonstrable successful experience of working as part of a team and will desirably have an NVQ 2/3 in Care or equivalent qualification as well as knowledge of Health and Safety practice, First Aid and Fire procedure and Manual Handling.
The hours are 37 Hours per week over 5 days from 8;30 -4pm.The role may include a degree of manual handling and personal care as well as support with dietary needs as this customer group have at times high support needs, but full training and support will be given to the right person.
Salary 17,772 to 18,746
Permanent, Full Time
Based in Worthing area
37 hours per week
Interview date: 31st October 2017
This position is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly Criminal Records Bureau check)