Job purpose –
To provide, as part of a team, 24-hour support to adults with severe learning disabilities and complex health care needs. The post involves providing support with all aspects of daily living.
- Offer personal care to service users in a respectful, dignified, and non-judgmental manner using appropriate moving and handling techniques and equipment if required and participate in training relevant to this.
- Run shifts to ensure service users are supported to be engaged in meaningful and developmental activities through delivering a structured programme. Accessing and participating in community based activities such as Day Centres, Carnivals, Seaside trips, social events, sports groups etc.
- Participating in shift work including, waking night duties, evenings, weekends and bank holidays as required.
- Responsibility for the ongoing management of the service in the absence of supervisory staff.
- Participating in the care and development of programmes, promoting the health, welfare, and comfort of each service user and working with the staff team to provide a consistent, stimulating, and caring environment.
- Appreciate, understand and have knowledge of different cultural needs, and ensure that they are met and encourage service users similarly.
- Undertaking supervised key worker duties with service users, family, and partner services as appropriate. Participate in the development, monitoring and updating of Individual Person Centred Plans for key service users.
Education and experience-
- At least 1-year experience in a paid or unpaid capacity working directly with adults with learning disabilities. NVQ3 in Social care or QCF level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent are required for qualified post.
- Experience of working with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
Knowledge, skills and abilities –
- Ability and knowledge to help promote the independence of service users and ensure needs relating to their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social wellbeing are met.
- Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of safeguarding and a proven ability to promote the safeguarding of vulnerable adults in line with current legislation and best practice.
- Ability to offer personal/physical care to service users in a dignified and non – judgmental manner using appropriate moving and handling techniques and equipment if required and participate in training relevant to this.
- Ability to develop, plan and implement individual and group programmes/activities for service users enabling them to develop their skills and access community resources.
- Ability to communicate and work effectively with people with disabilities and their carers. Ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and other professionals and outside agencies.
- An ability to work flexibly, as part of a 24hr staff team, and take part in a rota system which includes working evenings, weekends, bank holidays and waking night duties as necessary and required.
Please note this is a contracted position of 3-6 months with the possibility of extension depending on budgets and performance.
For further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0208 8551632
**Please note as an agency we can only offer an Umbrella PAYE rate for this post and confirmation of Eligibility to work in the UK will be required before submission**