We are looking for a Support Worker with an understanding of adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and the barriers they face within the community.
Our client is an independent local charity supporting children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers and families. If you enjoy meeting and interacting with people, then apply today!
Job Title: Support Worker
Location: Hammersmith (and surrounding London boroughs as required)
Salary: £11.05 per hour
Hours: Full (36hours) or part time
Benefits: The annual leave entitlement is 25 days in addition to Bank Holidays, 3% Employer Contribution Pension and an Employee Assistance Programme
Close Date: 9th July 2022
About the role:
As a Support Worker, you will support people with learning disabilities in their personal, social and health care needs as required.
Your main duties and responsibilities include:
- Supporting service users to maintain aspects of their daily lives.
- Providing help with personal care, including supporting with specialist hoist equipment where needed
- Providing help with eating, drinking, and monitoring overall health
- Facilitating social events or activities through our weekly schedule
- Creating opportunities for service users to develop, establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks.
- Encouraging greater participation and integration in their community
- Liaising with families, friends, advocates, external agencies, and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each service user
- Monitoring progress of service users and share information where needed
- Supporting people to be as independent as they can be
- Supporting people to understand and make informed choices about their life
- Treating all service users with dignity, respect and facilitate inclusion in all aspects of support
As a Support Worker, you will be a caring, compassionate, and enthusiastic person who understands adults with learning disabilities and/or autism and the barriers they face within the community.
The following skills and experience are required:
- An understanding of the different ways people with learning disabilities communicates
- Taking initiatives, being motivated and accountable
- Flexible worker with the ability to cover pre-allocated shifts, anytime Monday to Saturday
- Able to support clients who are wheelchair users
- Able to learn and work within safeguarding guidelines and other policies and procedures
- Team player with good understanding of system dynamics
- Observant and sensitive to service users’ needs
- Able to undertake personal care duties
- Empathetic and inclusive towards service users
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Enjoy meeting and interacting with people
- Competent swimmer
The Charity value a diverse and inclusive workplace, they welcome applications from everyone, so come as you are and join their team!
This position requires an enhanced DBS check and will require you to complete Safeguarding training within three months of appointment and refresher training thereafter
We very much welcome previous experience working as Home Carer, Care Worker, Health Care Assistant, Support Worker, Nurses, Social Care Worker, Care Assistant, Mental Health Care Worker, Voluntary Worker, etc.