Garthowen is an attractive, spacious detached country house situated in its own grounds surrounded by woodlands and fields.
The tranquil setting offers a relaxing outdoor space where our residents can enjoy the surrounding countryside in the safety of their own garden.
It is is a registered residential home for adults with Learning Disabilities, Dementia and / or Physical Disabilities which can be complex.
The service can manage complex epilepsy and communication issues. In addition, palliative and end-of-life care can be delivered with a focus on privacy, dignity and respect for the individual.
Role Overview Support Worker
You will provide care and support personalised to the individuals we support in line with their Care Plan. You will work within the team to provide individual high quality person-
centred care to individuals we support, supporting each to reach their optimum potential (hopes and dreams).
The ability to drive and access to your own vehicle would be desirable, but it is not essential.
Willingness to achieve (training) in line with regulations
Good basic numeracy & literacy
Proficient in IT; Word, Outlook, Internet
Participation in a wide range of Service User activities in the Service and community
Willingness to provide a range of care, relating to individual care plans including personal care
Ability to work within policy, process and systems of work e.g. medication management
Professional manner and presentation
Good spoken and written English ability to record information accurately
Flexibility to work irregular hours e.g. early morning, evening, weekends, sleep-ins
Use own initiative and to multi-task
Work well in a team
Manage own stress levels
Communicate tasks effectively
Ability to managing conflict
Desirable Support Worker
NVQ / QCF2 or 3 in Social Care Awareness or equivalent
6 months experience in similar role or desire to work in the Health and Social Care Sector
Experience working with non-verbal communication methods
Experience of working with people with different needs and levels of complexity
Full driving licence to transport individuals we support in the community
Proven ability to problem solving
Experience working in a changing environment
Principal Tasks - Support Worker
Engages with and follows their Care Plans
Updates their Care Plans and risk assessments
Uses company processes to capture information and maintain individuals we support files
Undertakes identified goal-oriented activities and care for each individual
Offers and presents options to support and empower choice and independance
Responsible for the capture of outcome information and data, on company documentation and processes
Completes specific, delegated tasks to deadlines and quality standards
Provides key worker support
Act as advocate for the people we support
Works in partnership with colleagues, appropriate family, friends, others significant to the individual and care professionals
Ensure individuals are safeguarded by working within internal policies, medication management systems, staff handbook, all relevant external regulatory requirements (CQC, CSSIW, OFSTED etc.)