Senior Support Worker
Salary: £8.75 £10.80ph Dependent on experience
Benefits: 20 days holiday + bank holidays, pension scheme
Hours: Full time/Permanent
Our client provides a wide range of services designed to meet individuals’ diverse needs. Supporting people with a range of abilities and needs, including those who are elderly, with mental health difficulties, learning disabilities, people with autism, individuals with dementia and people with physical disabilities. They support people 18 and over, providing support to people within their own home. They are committed to providing high quality support and care and promoting independence and inclusion within communities.
They are currently looking to recruit a senior support worker to provide first line management and lead a small team of support staff. They will be responsible for ensuring all current and newly referred individuals receive high quality, person centred support. They will lead and support practice development within the team and will provide coaching and mentoring to team members. They will be responsible for preparing and maintaining up to date support plans and co-ordinating the provision of high quality, individualised, support by support staff. They will ensure that good joint working practices are established and maintained.
•To oversee the day to day running of a designated area
•Ensure rotas are in place to meet the contracted hours of provision and meet the needs of the individual.
•Ensure records of support provision are accurately maintained.
•Ensure weekly returns are completed.
•To support staff in the delivery of service
•Provide direct supervision to support staff.
•Provide onsite coaching and mentoring of staff.
•Lead staff in writing, implementing and reviewing support plans, which reflect the interests and wishes of the individual.
•Identify staff training needs and plan to meet these in conjunction with the team manager.
•To contribute to the service provision and development
•To work on shift as agreed per service, providing direct support to the individual
•Promote and support inclusion throughout the service, identifying and discussing employment and leisure opportunities in the community
•Facilitate person centred planning as required
•To maintain effective communication
•Develop and maintain effective communication systems within the service
•Hold/attend regular team meetings
•Ensure any changes to support or care needs are effectively communicated to team members and families
•Senior support workers may be required to take part in local on call. This would be for telephone advice.
The Ideal Candidate:
•2 years’ experience of supporting vulnerable people within their own homes
•Line management or experience of managing a small team
•Level 3 NVQ/Diploma in Health and Social Care or be prepared to work towards.
•Ability to write reports
•Respect, Dignity and Empathy for clients.
•Ability to encourage and promote independence.
•Ability to lead and motivate others
•Good leadership skills and communication skills
•Ability to problem solve
•Good interpersonal skills to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, carer’s, relatives and other professionals.
•Flexibility to cover calls.
If you feel you’re the ideal candidate that our client is looking for, then send in your CV today by clicking the APPLY button below.
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