Overview

We are currently recruiting for Home Support Workers to work with people with Learning Difficulties in the County Durham area.

We are looking for someone with care experience to provide personal and practical care services for people with a wide range of illnesses and disabilities

Duties Include:

  • General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc, and helping Service Users to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives
  • Providing help with all aspects of personal care
  • Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit
  • Liaise with families, friends, advocates, external agencies and the management team to provide a consistent approach that meets the individual needs of each service user
  • To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary
  • To support Service Users to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment, seeking advice where necessary

Requirements:

  • Minimum 6 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community
  • An understanding of the needs of children/adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society
  • Experience of providing care to people with learning disabilities
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and qualifications in food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices
  • Current and clean driving licence
  • NVQ 3 in Care/Health & Social

Salary – £6.70