Support Worker (Camphill Village Trust)
Location: Delrow Community, Watford
Salary: £9.18ph Plus Sleep in allowance
Our client is a registered charity formed of nine communities in England, offering opportunities for people with learning disabilities, mental health problems and other special needs to live, learn and work with others of all abilities in an atmosphere of mutual care and respect inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner (anthroposophy). Situated only 15 miles from the centre of London and just outside Watford, Delrow community combines both the rural and urban and is home to nearly 50 adults with a range of disabilities.
Our client is currently looking for motivated support workers to join their community, working on a shift rota basis, typically full time (37.5hrs) but will also consider Part-time hours. Shifts are arranged to meet the needs of the people we support and may include sleep in’s or waking nights as well as day shifts.
•Working under the direction of the Team Leader, plan and provide support and care to foster the wellbeing and development of tenants in accordance with their person centred support and care plan, recording and reviewing progress as directed, so that tenants can fulfil their potential for independence, choice, inclusion and control by, for example, supporting tenants to:
•Encourage and support the tenants to maintain clean, tidy and welcoming living environment.
•Support tenants to use appropriate laundry equipment so they can be enabled to do their laundry and clothing so they have suitable and clean clothing to wear.
•Plan, shop and prepare healthy and wholesome meals alongside the tenants and taking into account their choices and wishes.
•Support tenants to be healthy by assisting them to arrange and attend medical appointments.
•Enable tenants to look after their finances by supporting them on an individual basis to budget, monitor their finances and access benefits.
•Support and encourage tenants to maintain an active and supportive social life taking into account individual choices and wishes.
•Access training, work and support.
•Undertake such other tasks as required by the Team Leader to develop and maintain the high quality of service required and fulfil the community’s vision.
•Work within the community’s policies and procedures and code of conduct and actively promote the equality and diversity and the human right of tenants to realise independence, choice, inclusion and control.
•Working under the direction of the Team Leader, provide personal care to tenants where required and appropriate as part of their support and care plan.
The Ideal Candidate:
•Will ideally have a QCF Level 2 qualification in Social Care or equivalent or be willing to work towards this qualification during employment with us.
•Will ideally have a working experience of; awareness of Learning Disabilities, challenging and repetitive behaviour’s, or autism; however, personal/life experiences are also highly considered or those candidates wanting to make a difference for others.
•An Enhanced DBS will be required for this job role which will be funded through the charity, as well as employment references.
•Applicants must be able to drive and have own transport.
•Caring, friendly and polite nature.
•Able to stay motivated and work alone on occasion.
•Willing to provide an exceptional care service.
•Good time management.
•Undertake training and continuous professional development in accordance with the needs of the service and the tenants.
If 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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