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Support Worker - Neath

  • Location:

    Neath

  • Sector:

    Healthcare

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    DOE

  • Contact:

    St David Recruitment Services

  • Contact email:

    info@stdavid-recruitment.co.uk

  • Contact phone:

    02920 797920

  • Job ref:

    ST7219

  • Published:

    26 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-01-23

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Support Worker
ST7219
Salary between £8.91 - £9.48 per hour. DOE.
Location – Neath
Temp to Perm
Hours – flexible/rota basis
Enhanced DBS Certificate and Own Transport is essential

Our client is looking for Support Workers to work on a temp to perm basis to start immediately. The successful candidate will need their own transport and an up to date enhanced DBS check.

To provide continuous and consistent support, both physical, practical and emotional which reflect any individual changing needs in line with the supported persons identified desires. The support should be provided in a manner that promotes independence and in a non-discriminatory manner.
Physical Support required by individuals may include: household and domestic tasks, shopping and diet/food preparation, personal hygiene, dressing and personal appearance.
Practical Support - Individuals supported should be assisted to undertake all tasks themselves. The level of assistance of support will vary according to individual need. The main aim is for supported people to be provided every opportunity to participate, with support if necessary, to be responsible for all tasks and activities inside and outside their home.
Emotional Support required by individuals may include: the offer of support in a sensitive manner with the ability to empathise and actively listen. To offer advice and guidance when supporting individuals to make informed decisions and exercise their rights.

Essential Qualifications
• Basic Numeracy and Literacy Skills
• A willingness and commitment to complete all core and appropriate training e.g.QCF Level 2 in Health and Social Care

Experience/Understanding
• A commitment to, and a belief of, valuing all people as equal regardless of any perceived disability
• A commitment to providing an effective role model
• An ability and commitment to promoting individual choices and rights
• The ability to support people with learning disabilities to make and maintain connections in their local community
• The ability to respond and adapt to the changing needs of people with learning disabilities
• An ability to support people who can challenge services
Knowledge
• Knowledge of Social Care Wales Code of Conduct
• Knowledge of and commitment to equality and diversity
• An understanding of dignity and human rights

Skills
• To be computer literate
• Ability to accurately report, record and maintain records
• An ability to work flexibly (including shift work) in line with service needs.
• Ability to self-motivate and work on own initiative
• A commitment to self-development
• The ability to work as a member of a team.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and deal with sensitive issues
• Ability to assist in all activities of daily living e.g. household tasks, personal tasks, medication administration
• The ability to give support in the day-to-day management of the household budget.