SUPPORT WORKER

£8.40 per hour
£50 per sleep in.

Work involves, 40 or 49 Hour weeks including sleep-ins & weekends on a rota basis.

Excellent training & promotion opportunities

 Purpose of Job: 

 1. To develop, monitor and maintain good personal relationships with residents and to meet both their physical and emotional needs in accordance with agreed care plans.

 2. To assist with the management of behavioural difficulties, and adults in vulnerable situations, within appropriate boundaries, consistent with Alexandra Homes’ guidelines and procedures.

3. To provide an emotionally secure, consistent, warm, supportive, homely and caring environment, appropriate to the social, cultural and religious needs of all the residents in the home.

4. To supervise and be involved in social and recreational activities of residents both inside and outside the home. To assist in the identification and assessment of the resident’s individual needs.

5. To contribute, as necessary, towards preparing, implementing and reviewing planning agreements within the Support Worker System. To attend reviews as required. To assist in supporting residents to maintain regular contact with their parents, relatives and friends.

 6. To ensure that all residents are aware of and have access to Alexandra Homes’ Complaints Procedure and that they are protected under the Safeguarding Adults policies and procedures.

7.  To assist in the maintenance of the requirements of the Homes Regulations and related legislation, the Health & Safety At Work Act, the Control of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations (COSH)  and the Fire Regulations.

8. To contribute towards the maintenance of standards of hygiene and cleanliness within the home, including the upkeep of furniture and equipment.

9. In the absence of the Manager and Senior Staff, to ensure the effective management of the financial resources of the home, working within agreed guidelines.

 


 Sample Rota

The contractual hours for this post are 40. Please find below a sample of a rota, based on working 49hrs per week, which most staff elect to do, to benefit from additional hours available. If instead you choose to work only the contacted hours of 40hrs per week, your rota would be amended within the times stated below.
Please be aware that sleeping-in duties are allocated by Team Managers and not reflected in the rota below.

Key
■ = working day

Week 1   (Long Week)

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

8am-10pm

8am -10pm

Off

Off

1pm-10pm

8am -10pm

8am -10pm


Week 2   (Short Week)

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Off

Off

8am -10pm

8am -10pm

8am -1.30pm

Off

Off

 

 


Employee Specification

 

POSITION:    Residential Support Worker

 

Essential

(Must Have)

Desirable

(Should Have)

Advantageous

(Could Have)

 

An appreciation of the needs  of vulnerable adults.

 

The ability to form and maintain good working relationships with team members and service users.

 

The ability to present a professional relationship in a caring and accepting manner.

 

The ability to deal with challenging and ‘acting out’  behaviour from  service users.

 

The Ability to benefit from training.

 

A willingness to identify and develop job-related training and development needs.

 

A commitment to working in a anti-discriminatory manner.

 

Effective oral and written skills.

 

 

Experience of work with vulnerable adults in a residential setting.

 

An ability to reflect on own life experience.

 

Experience of working in a multi-racial environment.

 

Knowledge of Asperger Syndrome

 

A desire to improve on own skills and expertise.

 

A desire to rise up within the company.

 

An NVQ Level 2/3 in care.

 

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            Special Consideration:

 

  • Applicants must be able to work shifts, unsociable hours, i.e. weekends and Bank Holidays and be able to sleep-in.
  • All posts are subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau Enhanced Level Disclosure Checks.

  

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