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Support Worker

Job information
Salary £8.25 per hour
Organisation Aspire Living
Location Herefordshire (Ross, Hereford & Leominster)
Hours 15 – 37.50 hours a week
Closing date 12 April 2019

Job details

Job Title:                Support Worker

Reports to:             Team Leader

Salary:                     £8.25 per hour

Hours:                     15 – 37.50 hours a week

Location:                Herefordshire (Ross, Hereford & Leominster)

 

Benefits package

29 days holiday inclusive of annual leave

Pension

Company sick pay

Paid DBS check

Paid training

Paid travel time

 

Position summary

To provide practical care and assistance to adults with a learning disability living in their own homes as part of the local community.

To be part of a team enabling adults with a learning disability to maintain their maximum potential for independence in personal care and domestic routines.  Respecting the rights of individuals to personal choice, respect and dignity.

Duties/responsibilities

  • To provide a Service of Care to enable those we support to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. This Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management that is personalised for each person in the form of a Care Plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting  with the following activities and in so doing will at all times observe and respect the service users dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical
  • Personal Care: Dressing and undressing / preparing for work or day activities; Washing / bathing / showering / shaving / grooming / cleaning teeth; Hair care (washing / drying/ brushing); All aspects of personal hygiene in relation to toilet routines; Continence management; Getting in and out of bed; Assisting with the use of Aids to Daily Living / Rehabilitation Aids, as required; Helping with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals
  • Healthcare: Assisting the individual to take prescribed medication and collect prescriptions as required. Support to attend medical appointments, dental care etc
  • Dietary Care: Preparation of snacks, meals and drinks according to the individuals likes / dislikes. Assisting with feeding, as required
  • Domestic / Household Services: General cleaning duties, to include cleaning / dusting / vacuuming / polishing; Bed‐making; Clearing refuse and rubbish; Laundering / Hand‐washing / Ironing / Light needlework, as required; Shopping and the preparation of shopping lists. With or on behalf of the individual.
  • Personal services: Assistance with money handling, to include paying bills, collecting pensions and paying for shopping. Personal planning (birthdays / anniversaries etc). Support to read correspondence.
  • Support the individual to access leisure activities and being prepared to participate if required.
  • Ensure highest standards of health and safety are maintained, promoting and encouraging Service Users to maintain awareness and response to hazards
  • To develop/maintain and update care plans and risk assessments as required
  •  To work according to a rota which may require sleep-in duties and will include working evenings,  weekends and Bank Holidays

The tasks listed above are an indication of the main tasks of the role and are not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. All members of staff are required to be responsive and flexible in line with the needs of the people we support, the responsibilities of the post and requirements of the organisation.

 

Skills, Qualifications, Competence Level

Minimum qualifications/education required

  • Good level of education with the ability to read and write
  • Must be able to complete forms and record activities and incidents accurately and in a timely manner
  • Staff with dyslexia will be given support if they have difficulty with the written word

 

Additional requirements

  • Car driver with valid licence
  • Full-time ownership/use of car for business use with current tax, MOT if applicable and insurance to cover business user and carrying of passengers

For more information contact

CVs to hr@aspireliving.org.uk  or for more information please contact us on 01432 269406


Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.