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Support Worker Level 1 (Full Time Hours) North Down & Ards

Livability

Carer Professions
17284.00
40.00
Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities. We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of the people we support.

Job Title:          Support Worker Level 1

Location:         North Down & Ards area 

Reports to:      Deputy Manager (Registered Manager)

 

Introduction

Livability is the disability charity that connects people with their communities.  We tackle social isolation and the barriers that can cause this in the lives of the people we support.  Through a wide range of disability, education, church and community services we promote inclusion and wellbeing for all.  Together, we work to see people take part, contribute and be valued.  We put the element in place that all add up to connected lives and communities.

 

Job Purpose

To provide the highest standards of professional support and create an environment that will enable Service Users to have the best possible quality of life and live as independently as possible.  We do this by empowering the people we support.

 

Main Duties

Support workers are required to work within the mission and values of Livability and the aims and objectives of the service.  Support workers should respond to the needs of each individual we support in a person-centred way to enable the people we support to make informed choices whilst maintaining their safety.  The privacy, confidentiality, rights and responsibilities of the Service Users will be held at all times. Support workers are required to work within Livability policies, practices and procedures, codes of practice and all legislative and regulatory requirements, including Regulation and Quality improvement Authority, Northern Ireland Social Care Council and Supporting People standards at all times.

Provide support and encouragement to Service Users, in the activities of daily life according to their needs and resources in line with their individual person-centred plans and direction from line management.

Establish with Service Users a relationship of mutual trust and respect, supporting them in a person centred way promoting values of individuality, independence, privacy and partnership, choice, dignity and respect to enable individuals to live as independently as possible.

To communicate with Service Users using their preferred method of communication encouraging them to voice their own choices, needs and options freely.

Support and encourage Service Users to achieve their personal goals and pursue social or recreational activities, training and employment opportunities as appropriate.

Support Service Users with agreed and identified routines as set on in daily/weekly activity planners, providing specific support as required (e.g. personal care, cooking, laundry, budgeting and banking etc) whilst respecting their dignity, privacy and independence.

To fulfil key worker responsibilities, contributing to reviews and the development of person-centred plans as directed by line management.

Support the Safeguarding of Service Users by adhering to all relevant policies and procedures, ensuring that all causes of concern or poor practice if genuinely suspected or witnessed are reported.

Register with NISCC within the first month of employment and be fully registered with NISCC before the end of the six-month probation period and provide a copy of this certificate to line management.  Take responsibility for maintaining this registration, including annual fees and work within the NISCC Code of Practice at all times.

Maintain Service User/ organisation confidentiality at all times.

Be able to cover leave as required, including sickness and annual leave.

To work as part of a team and demonstrate working using own initiative.

Ensure that accurate records are maintained and that significant incidents are reported promptly to line management, particularly matters relating to safeguarding, finance and medication.

Carry out all duties in a manner consistent with Livability policies and procedures, practices and the Livability Code of Conduct.  Maintain professional boundaries and be aware of current legislation and regulations.

To complete the induction plan and be responsible for and able to evidence own personal development by undertaking relevant training and fulfil NISCC registration training requirements.

Establish and maintain professional relationships with colleagues, other professionals, service users and families.

Flexible working across a 24 hour, 7 days a week rota, including working days, evening, nights and sleep-ins.

To carry out additional duties and tasks that may be reasonably requested.

 

The nature of the work in many circumstances may be unpredictable and varied.  The post holder will therefore be expected to work in a flexible way when the occasion arises and fulfil tasks that are not specifically covered in their job description.  These additional duties will normally be compatible with the regular type of work.

The job description may also be reviewed in light of changing service, or service user needs, developments within the organisation, or due to legislative or regulatory requirements or in consultation with the post holder.

This job description is not definitive and may vary.

 

Christian Ethos and Values

The post holder must carry out all duties in a manner that is consistent with Livability policies and procedures and practices.  The post holder must maintain at all times the Christian ethos and values of the organisation, ensuring as far as possible, that all activities within the work setting are consistent with the values held by the organisation.

Confidentiality

The post holder must ensure that any information relating to employees (future, current and past) and service users is treated in strictest confidence and must only be discussed within the confines of the work setting with the appropriate members of the team or managers.

Health and Safety

The post holder must be familiar with Livability Health and Safety policies and guidance.  All work should adhere to this guidance ensuring own health and safety in the workplace and that of others.

 

 

Person Specification

            Essential          Desirable         Assessment Method

Qualifications  Can demonstrate a good understanding of literacy and numeracy

            English language and mathematics GCSE grade C above or equivalent

Healthcare qualification or equivalent or working towards it

NISCC registered or working towards registration

Evidence of Continued Professional Development

Willing to engage in training 

Knowledge      An understanding of what it means to provide support and care

Understand importance of policy and procedure

            Understanding of person centred care

Aware of current legislation

Understanding of Supporting People, RQIA and NISCC

Understanding of Safeguarding

Understanding of Health and Safety 

Experience      6 months experience of working in care, including personal and voluntary

           

Understanding of reflective practice

Technical/work based skills    Able to fulfil daily record keeping e.g completion of daily notes

            Computer literate      

General Skills/ Attributes        Able to explain and understand importance of confidentiality in the workplace

Possess a full clean UK driving licence and access to a car or can demonstrate mobility to carry out functions of job

Prepared to work unsociable hours including weekends, days, evening, nights, sleep ins across 7 day week rota

Demonstrate empathy and be non- judgemental

            Ability to work well under pressure

Good listening skills

Able to take direction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terms and Conditions

 

Post:                            Support Worker Level 1

Hours:                          40 hours

Salary:                         £17,264  (unqualified)- £17,368 (qualified) per annum pro rata

Annual Leave:             20 days Annual Leave per year pro rata

Bank Holiday:              10 days per year pro rata

Probation:                   6 months

Pension:                       Auto-enrolment

Equal Opportunities:   Livability is committed to equal opportunities and as such welcomes                                  applications from all sections of the community.

 

 

Job Criteria

 

Essential

Good numeracy and literacy skills

Full clean UK driving licence and access to a car or can demonstrate mobility to carry out functions of job

 Flexibility, prepared to work unsociable hours including days, evenings, nights, sleep ins across 7 day rota

Desirable

Healthcare qualification or equivalent or working towards it

English language and mathematics GCSE grade C above or equivalent

NISCC registered or working towards registration

Evidence of continued professional development

Understanding of Supporting People, RQIA and NISCC

6 months experience working in care (this can be both paid and unpaid)

 

 

GOLDEN HELLO

After 6 months service new staff will be allocated a one off payment of £500

After 12 Months service staff will be allocated a further one of payment of £500

Closing Date

Wednesday / 28 August 2019 4:00pm
4:00pm

Contact Details

please visit our website to apply for posts livability.org.uk

7A The Square
Comber
BT23 5DX
United Kingdom