Support Workers – (dedicated Waking Nights)
This position is based in: Casnewydd / Newport, South Wales
Salary: £6.78 per hour
Hours: 31.5 hours worked over 3 nights / 10.5 hours per night
Working on flexible rotas, includes weekends
THE COMPANY: A service provider providing support for people with learning disabilities, Autism, challenging behaviour and other support needs including complex health needs. The services support individuals to live in their own homes or within our small specialist homes.
Remain awake throughout the night to ensure that the service user is supported and maintain a safe and secure environment
Support the service user on an individual basis, in accordance with agreed plans and in a manner which respects their dignity, promotes development of their independence and overall quality of life
If required act as Key Worker for a nominated service user
Where required as part of the support plan, assist the service user all aspects of their personal care as appropriate
As appropriate, support the service user in keeping their home clean and tidy, which may include carrying out household tasks
Play a role in the development of a Person Centred Plan with the service user
Where required and subject to demonstrating competence, support service users with their medication and record this using agreed procedures
Where appropriate, support the service user whilst on their chosen holiday
Other duties and responsibilities
Attend and participate in regular staff team meetings
Participate within supervision meetings
Always present yourself in a manner which reflects positively on the organisation and service in which you work
Be prepared to attend for work during the day where required in order to attend training, NVQ assessment or meetings
Respect the confidentiality of the service user and comply with the Confidentiality Policy
Ensure the requirements and responsibilities within the Health & Safety Policy are adhered to at all times, promoting a safe working and living environment for both staff and service users
THE CANDIDATE: The ideal candidate will be able to show an aptitude and enthusiasm for the role. You will be positive, compassionate and empathetic with an encouraging nature.
You will need to have a positive attitude to the rights of people with a learning disability, particularly their right to be treated with the respect and dignity they are entitled to as an equal member of society
Previous experience would be advantageous however; fully funded, accredited training and support will be provided.
Desirable skills and experience:-
·Experience of working with people with a learning disability is desirable
·Experience of working with people who have challenging behaviour or complex needs is desirable
All posts are subject to disclosure & DBS registration
About Real Life Options
THE COMPANY: A service provider providing support for people with learning disabilities, Autism, challenging behaviour and other support needs including complex health needs. The services support individuals to live in their own homes.