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Waking Night Support Worker- Social Care

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Industry: Social Care

Company: Balfor Recruitment

Location: Hillingdon

Waking Night Support Worker- Social CareDescription: To work as part of a team providing high quality care and support to Service Users to remain independent in a supported living setting. MAIN RESPONSIBLITIES: To assist Service Users with activities of daily living as per assessment and care plan completed by the Registered manager. Duties: • 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 • Facilitating socialization and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out, going for a drive (where required), reading etc• Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit • Liaise with families or/and office team members 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 • To create opportunities for Service Users to develop establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks, which encourage greater participation and integration in their chosen communities • To carry out duties as the Specialist Manager reasonably stipulates Candidate would be expected to: • Preserve independence & dignity of Services User's. • Supporting individuals to maximize potential with all aspects of person care support) • Report any changes/issues concerning the Service User or the care being provided to the office team • Reading and abiding by the care management plans • Supporting and understanding each individual Service User's needs • To report back any areas of risk, not previously identified, to manager • Maintain confidentiality and committing not to divulge information to third parties unless consent to share information has been given in writing and agreed with the Registered Manager. • Read and abide by the care plan implemented in the care management plans. • To work in accordance with your job description/contract of employment and any policies and guidelines. • To promote equal opportunities and respect diversity, different culture and values PERSON SPECIFICATION Essential Skills: • Minimum 6 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities and Autism. • An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society • Experience working with adults with Autism, learning disabilities and challenging behavior. • Experience of providing care to people living in the community • Demonstrate ability to relate professionally and respectfully to people with learning disabilities • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices • Good verbal and written communication skills • Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English • Observant and sensitive to a Client's needs • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices. • NVQ 2 in Health and social care Diploma Desirable Skills: • Current and clean driving license

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