Senior Support Worker
|Organisation||Aspire Living Ltd|
|Closing date||12 pm on 26 July 2019|
Job title: Senior Support Worker
Closing date: 26.07.2019
Benefits: 28 days annual leave (inclusive of bank holidays Pension Company sick pay Paid travel & training Paid DBS check Discounted AA cover Discounted Gym membership
Reporting to: Team Leader
Advertisment text: Driver Essential What does the post involve? ü Providing support and direct care to people with a learning disability. ü Assisting and enabling people to live their own lives. ü Enabling choice and opportunity for people with a learning disability while supporting them in living, working and learning environments. Skills and independence You will support people to express their needs, wishes and ambitions. You will share these with the team and then support the person to achieve them. This could include doing day to day activities to develop the person’s personal skills and joining in with recreational and leisure activities. Family and friends You will support people to keep in touch with their friends and family, and to make new friends. Personal care and self-image You will be supporting people with their personal care and appearance. This may include supporting people with bathing and dressing. Specialist needs You might support people who have specialist needs and are unable to participate fully in everyday life. They may be elderly, have difficulty communicating or have other disabilities. Full training and support will be provided. Religion and culture You will be required to support people to practice their chosen religion, cultural beliefs and customs. Health and wellbeing You will support people to access doctors, dentists, physiotherapists and other specialist services, using their advice to promote health and wellbeing. You will support people to manage and administer their medication. Support people to make healthy life choices, including food and exercise options. Planning people’s support You will contribute your ideas to the staff team to ensure a good service for each person being supported. Supporting people in their home You will be supporting people to live safely in their own home, pay bills and ensure the person’s home and belongings are looked after. You may be required to support someone with meal preparation and cooking meals, or be required to cook the meal for the person. Contribute to ensuring that good quality inclusive financial planning happens in line with Aspire policy, the individual’s money support plans and decision making framework. Team Support and Staff Planning You will involve people in their support and share good practice with the rest of the team. You will be a good role model, coaching and mentoring staff in best practice, supporting new staff through induction and providing supervision to team members. Quality and Assurance You will be proactive in adhering to Aspire Policies and Procedures and comply with relevant Care Quality Commission Essential Standards. You will practice the requirements and responsibilities as detailed within our Health and Safety Policy and Procedures. Maintain records, and support others to maintain records, in line with record keeping and data protection policies. Professional development Aspire will support you to plan your workload and time, problem solve, communicate in writing and verbally, attend training and progress your career. Other Responsibilities You will contribute to organisational learning about how to provide personalised support to people and positively contribute to the organisations values and brand Undertake any learning and development activities required for your job and keep yourself up to date with local and national learning disability and sector knowledge Engage in supervision from your line manager. Where required, to participate in local on call arrangements. To work at any location within Aspire as required by Managers in order to meet the operational needs of the business. Provide supervision and complete observations with support workers. Mentor and coach support workers to promote good work practice, learning and development.
Who should any CVs or covering letters be sent to: Hr@aspireliving.org.uk
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