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Support Worker (Contract)

Location: Leicester, Leicestershire Country: UK Rate: £8.21 - £8.50 per hour

Due to the recent expansion of our Barclay House service Oakleaf are currently looking for a number of support workers for our Acquired Brain Injury service based close to the centre of Leicester.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a supportive and friendly team.

Our service currently has 29 beds and offers long term support for residents and visiting service users. Ideally you will have experience of working with mental health, learning disabilities or challenging behaviour, although experience in other social care settings is acceptable. What is essential is a passion for delivering quality care in line with our own company values.

Main function of the job:-

To provide care in accordance with best practices according to policy and procedures, agreed standards, legislative requirements and CQC regulations under the direction of the hospital director.

Main duties of the role:-

1. Ensure that service user rights are protected.

2. Maintain the hygiene, dignity, health and safety of service users at all times.

3. Assist service users individually as required to support them with daily routines and activities.

4. Observing service users ensuring a safe environment, protecting them from harm.

5. Encourage a model of self-care and service user rehabilitation.

6. Systematically solve day-to-day basic problematic issues which arise.

7. Work in cooperation with members of multi-disciplinary health teams so as to maximise opportunities for service user therapeutic care.

8. Assist in the design and administration of an evaluation of the care standards and care service provision.

9. If applicable, assist in the administration of medication.

10. Assist in the implementation and maintenance of the standards required by legislation related to the registration of the service.

11. Maintain an awareness of the Health and Safety requirements.

12. Maintain client and business confidentiality at all times

13. Continual Personal Development to develop oneself and the role.

14. In addition to these tasks, employees may at times be asked to carry out other reasonable duties as required by the service.

Personal Specification:-

Calm natured and patient

Good communication skills

Flexible working methods

Knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable adults would be advantageous

Ideally level 2 in Health and Social Care, although full training will be provided.

Posted Date: 23 Sep 2019 Reference: JS Employment Business: Oakleaf Recruitment Contact: Kurt Reed