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Support Worker

An exciting position has become available for a full-time Support Worker based in Devon. The successful candidate will earn from £18,000 – £19,000 per year depending on the candidate’s experience.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an organisation who promotes an inclusive, supportive and rural environment where people have real freedom, are enabled to perform to the best of their strengths, and have the opportunities to learn and grow.

Role Requirements

  • Knowledge of First Aid, Health and Safety, meal preparation and hygiene issues in the home
  • Good literacy skills and report writing
  • Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults
  • Patient and sensitive to the needs of others
  • Willing to attend all mandatory training, completing relevant paperwork
  • Adaptable and willing to learn new skills
  • An awareness and respect for personal independence
  • A commitment to Service User rights
  • Supportive to colleagues
  • Must be able to work within the vision, values, culture, aims, objectives, policies and practice of the Camphill Devon Community

Role Responsibilities (not limited to)

  • Help service users meet their personal care needs sensitively and appropriately to a high standard, including personal hygiene, assistance with laundry, and preparing meals and drinks
  • Supporting service users to take any prescribed medicine, complying with all medicine policies, including storage, administering and record keeping
  • Enable service users to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training and support
  • Help service users to identify and choose their support needs
  • Assist in devising, implementing and reviewing support plans
  • Support service users to contribute actively to the running of their own house
  • Participate in rotas, which may include day, evening, weekend and Bank Holiday working. Sleeping-in duties at night may also be required, for which payment would be made
  • Assist in health and safety assessments, follow health and safety procedures and participate in fire drills and audits
  • Report any maintenance and repair tasks in the house, to the House Manager
  • Create opportunities for social and leisure activities with service users
  • Introduce service users to a range of facilities and amenities at Hapstead, in the local neighbourhood and wider community
  • Support individuals to plan and participate on holidays, accompanying them if required
  • Participate in and contribute to team meetings
  • Share with other team members previous experience, skills and knowledge, which may be relevant to the team in providing its service
  • Be supportive, respectful and empathic to service users, colleagues and visitors
  • Undertake any duties consistent with the overall purpose of the post as directed by the House Manager or management team

Company

Our client provides accommodation and support to adults with a learning disability. They offer registered residential accommodation in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Supported living is also provided in the Teignbridge and South Hams area of Devon.

Why should you apply?

  • The chance to join a well-established company
  • To join a fantastic team
  • To showcase your knowledge and skill set

If you’re the ideal candidate our client is looking for, please send your CV by clicking the APPLY button

Keywords: Support Worker, Health and Social Care, Supported Living, First Aid, Health and Safety, Support Worker, Supporting

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