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Support Worker

L'Arche Highland

Inverness, Highland

Published
05-05-2021
Contact
L'Arche Highland
Business address:
13 Drummond Crescent
IV2 4QR
Inverness
United Kingdom
01463 239615
Practical information
Published:
05-05-2021
Expires:
19-05-2021
Job id:
330630256
Job type:
Full-time
Salary level
£18,584  per year
Job sector:
Care
Job title:
Care Support Worker
Experience:
Community Support, Care work, Care Worker
Language:
English Fluent

L’Arche wants to employ people who will make a difference in people’s lives and who are willing to do what it takes to ensure that people we support have full and meaningful lives.  This job description outlines the core duties and main elements of the job. Individuals may have additional duties associated with their specific needs, listed separately. L’Arche has a policy of matching individuals to workers.

 

Purpose of the Role

The post holder will provide person-centred support to one or more adults with learning disabilities at home, and in the community. The role is to support the person to achieve their outcomes within the Outcomes Based Support Plan, to support them to live as independently as possible and in the way they choose, whilst helping them to stay safe and healthy.

The post holder will work to uphold the dignity, equality, trust, confidentiality and respect for individuals through personal support provided.

Many of the tasks described in the role are similar but each person needs to be supported in their own individual way. Each role has an individual service profile, and the recruitment process aims to make a good match between applicant and individual or individuals in shared service. 

You should be non-judgemental, highly motivated and committed to the values of L’Arche. The role demands flexibility, confidence and resilience. You should have a positive can do attitude and be creative and able to take initiative. You should be open to being part of a network of people who are part of L’Arche in Inverness, which includes people with disabilities, employees, volunteers.

 

Aims

 

  • have meaningful activities in their daily lives
  • feel safe
  • develop, grow and be as independent as possible
  • have contact with a variety of people and make friends

Key Duties

Your key duties as Support Worker will be as follows:

  • You should build respectful and professional relationships with the people being supported
  • You will support people with their personal and intimate care as required. This includes bathing, showering, dressing and assistance with eating and drinking
  • You will implement Support Plan procedures, and involve the people we support in planning and reviewing how their support is helping them achieve the outcomes they want in life.
  • You will assist the people we support to shop for things they wish to buy including their clothes and food, and to prepare meals.
  • You will be responsible for administering medication safely according to procedures, and support people to attend medical appointments.You will assist the people we support to do housework, including cleaning and laundry. You will support people to manage their own money.
  • You will support people to travel to day-to-day activities, and to take part in short breaks and holidays
  • You may support people to take part in church or other spiritual activities
  • You will be expected to work in a constructive and supportive manner with colleagues, family members and external professionals, building trust by being open and honest
  • You will keep some written records according to professional standards including daily logs, incident and accident reports, financial and health and safety records.
  • You will deal with general telephone enquiries, record messages and ensure the appropriate person is made aware of important information

In addition, as a Support Worker in L’Arche you are expected to:

  • Be prepared to work flexibly. This includes working evenings, weekends, public holidays or Christmas or New Year.
  • Be supportive of the values and ethos of L’Arche
  • Work according to L’Arche policies and procedures, National Care Standards and SSSC Codes of Practice.
  • Keep information about the people we support, colleagues and the organisation confidential
  • Carry out delegated responsibilities for tasks such as fire safety, Health and Safety, petty cash, maintenance, medication audit
  • Monitor all communal areas of the building and report defects and repairs or health and safety concerns to the line manager

     

  • Develop professionally as a worker. This means you are expected to get involved and contribute in team meetings, participate in regular supervision with your line manager, and participate in training and professional development courses. You are expected to show initiative and leadership in day to day work which may include lone working, work towards qualifications relevant to your work and be open and willing to learn new things and new ways of working and develop a reflective approach to practice.
  • You may on occasion be asked to provide support in another L’Arche service in Inverness from time to time

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your changing role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation

Person Specification: Skills, Experience and Knowledge

 Essential

  • Excellent inter personal skills
  • Can demonstrate an understanding of L’Arche values
  • An approachable and friendly manner
  • Ability to work as a team member
  • Ability to take in information and act upon it appropriately for the wellbeing of the tenants
  • Ability to work on one’s own and deal with unplanned events
  • Openness to L’Arche values and the model of supported community living

 

Desirable

 

 

Experience of lone working and supported living

  • Understanding of person-centred approaches in social care
  • Understanding of the principles of supported living
  • Cooking/housekeeping skills
  • Be familiar with local agencies and opportunities

 

Note: If you have the right values, and transferable skills, we will support you with a comprehensive in-house training and coaching plan. We will also pay for your initial registration with the SSSC and support you to complete your SVQ2 qualification.

 

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Contact
L'Arche Highland
Business address:
13 Drummond Crescent
IV2 4QR
Inverness
United Kingdom
01463 239615
Practical information
Published:
05-05-2021
Expires:
19-05-2021
Job id:
330630256
Job type:
Full-time
Salary level
£18,584  per year
Job sector:
Care
Job title:
Care Support Worker
Experience:
Community Support, Care work, Care Worker
Language:
English Fluent
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