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Support Worker

  • Location:

    Barnsley

  • Sector:

    Unqualified Social Care

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £10.38 per hour

  • Contact:

    Tom Francis

  • Contact email:

    tfrancis@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    TF-1212

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    10 Mar 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2020-02-11

Akton Recruitment are working with the Local Authorities to fill an ongoing contract for a Support Worker. The contract is ongoing and pays £11PH Umbrella. The working hours are usually 8:30-4:30 but you may be required to work weekends or evenings to meet the demands of the service. Training in Moving and Handling, Medication and Epilepsy would be advantageous.

Purpose-
To support service users to live as independently and assist service users to achieve their maximum potential.  To facilitate access to social and leisure opportunities which contribute to the integration of service users into their community.

Responsibilities-
  • To support service users at a practical level to achieve their identified outcomes as part of a support plan and goal sheets
  • To assist service users to gain and regain skills that maintain and develop their ability to live as independently as possible , such as social inclusion by reconnecting people with their communities
  • To deliver medication support in line with the Barnsley Health & Social Care Medication Policy for Domiciliary Care, working within closely defined parameters as detailed in the Support Workers Operating Guide
  • To ensure managers are kept informed as appropriate in relation to the personal development of service users and any health, physical or emotional support developments, including health and safety or potential safeguarding issues as required
  • To maintain appropriate records
  • To liaise with representatives of other agencies e.g. GPs, families/ and advocates
  • To undergo formal training which meets the objectives of the service and CQC compliance
  • To attend team meetings, supervision sessions and training courses as required
  • To operate in accordance with the services Values statement, customer care and complaints policy, equal opportunities policy and CQC regulations and standards
  • To operate in compliance with the Council’s health and safety policy
  • To be aware of and adhere to the caldicott principles
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the role as required