Shift Hours: 40 hours pw –
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Senior Support Workers provide a vital part in providing the people we support with the care and ability to improve their quality of life.
We are currently looking for a Senior Support Worker to support Rosslyn House in West Auckland.
Highlea Care is an established support provider for adults with varying degrees of learning disabilities, Autism, Mental Health diagnosis, behaviours that challenge and complex health needs. We provide a high quality, friendly and reliable service within homely surroundings that promote the wellbeing of the individuals we support.
The role is to provide senior support for three of our care services based in Shildon.
The position is 40 hours per week with shifts that vary over a 7 day rota.
We know the amazing and life changing work our employees do every day for the people we support, which is why we offer:
- A Competitive hourly rate of £9.69
- Specialist and Blended Training and Development – we believe in promoting from within
- Enhanced Training that includes Induction Training, Service Specific as well as opportunities to complete a Care Certificate and NVQ/QCF
- Access to Digital Perks where you can gain discounts on gym memberships, shopping, theme parks, travel and more
- Unlimited Refer a Friend Scheme to earn £300 per successful referral
Senior Support Worker Role and Responsibilities:
- To assist the senior management to assess people we support needs, with a Person-Centred Framework and the Supporting People Initiative.
- Assist to facilitate and support the people we support to integrate within their local community.
- Identifying training needs of other staff and co-ordinate training initiatives in consultation with the Registered Manager.
- Working with people we support to initiate and develop new ideas and methods regarding the quality of service delivery in conjunction with other colleagues.
- Keep up-to-date with changes by participating in discussions, training sessions and workshops when required to do so.
- Have a full understanding of Care Standards.
- Maintain a high standard of professional conduct and morale by encouraging and motivating staff morale by personal example, and appearance.
- Assist the management with the co-ordination, supervision and monitoring of staff work and practices
- Co-ordinate the arrangements of resident appointments
- Assist management to organise regular (monthly) House meetings
- Administer medications when required, in line with prescription guidelines
The Ideal candidate will have:
- A Level 3 in Health and Social care
- Experience supporting adults with mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities.
- Mentoring others in a team.