CARE AND SUPPORT WORKER
Salary: £18,444- £20,264 plus allowances for sleep-ins/ weekends
Benefits: Full training provided, Generous holidays and pension scheme available
Hours: Full time
Location: Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Our client is a Christian charity that provides residential support and care for adults with enduring mental health issues. They currently have a full-time vacancy for a care and support worker who is sympathetic and appreciative of their Christian ethos and values, to join their skilled staff team at their 24 hours supported residential care home. Full training will be given.
To be fully involved with other staff and other agencies, in the physical, social, psychological and spiritual care of adults with mental health problems in a residential care home. To carry out the activities necessary to run a large house for sixteen adults.
•To work as a named keyworker with allocated residents to develop and monitor personal care plans so as to encourage residents to participate as fully as possible in the running of the home and the wider community. This will include liaising with other professionals or agencies and accompanying residents on outside activities etc.
•To participate with other staff to encourage and help residents implement their care plan and where appropriate to maintain contact with their family and friends so that they can participate with their care.
•To undertake appropriate recording of information linked to the care of residents (how they have progressed towards their care plan) and other related office work as required in running a large care home.
•To assist and come along-side residents as they take part in the general cleaning and upkeep of their rooms, their personal washing, and other parts of the house.
•To dispense pre-packed medication to residents who require monitoring.
•To take responsibility for safeguarding residents and provide for their effective wellbeing.
•To accept and receive support, appraisal and supervision from a senior manager.
•To attend training courses and events as required.
•To seek to use other opportunities to add to and update training.
•To be aware of current policies, procedures and the Staff Handbook affecting the running of Crossways.
•To respond to emergency health and safety situations and in accordance with Crossways' policies.
•To be aware of risk assessments of residents in or out of Crossways.
•To help ensure the security of Crossways and be conscious of general security reporting any matters of general concern to the Duty Manager.
•To undertake practical duties as required which may include: cooking, general cleaning, maintenance and upkeep of the house, shopping for food or other items required for the house.
•To take and participate in ‘chapel’, daily times of meditation, singing and prayer, and attend bi-monthly mornings of prayer.
•To help prepare and be involved in annual Coffee Morning, Thanksgiving Service, Residents’ party and other such Crossways’ events as appropriate.
The Ideal Candidate:
•Sympathetic and appreciative of our clients Christian Ethos
•Experience of working in care would be beneficial
•Practice in advocacy, administration and computer literacy would be beneficial
•Able to demonstrate confidence in decision making in the event of a crisis
•Ability to handle personal stress.
•Good communication skills (verbal and written English)
•Experience in carrying out to undertake a range of supportive, practical and domestic skills.
•An open and honest person able to value other people as they are but to also see their potential.
•Mobility: Ability to climb stairs & a full UK manual driving Licence
•Flexibility to work day/sleep-in/weekends/evenings/on-call pager shifts or duties as required
•Satisfactory references including an Enhanced DBS
•Ability to work as part of a team and alone unsupervised.
Closing date: Wednesday 7th November 2018
If you feel you are the ideal candidate APPLY today!
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