Childrens And Families - Support Worker

Kensington and Chelsea , London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: AM201120_1607520668
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2020-12-09
  • Location: Kensington and Chelsea , London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-02-07
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment


To work as a member of a team providing a supportive home environment to residents with learning disabilities and possible physical and sensory disabilities.

To support residents in their daily living skills and in pursuing a valued lifestyle in terms of occupations, relationships, etc, using where appropriate structured teaching techniques.


  • To support residents respecting their dignity and right to privacy.

  • To work with residents and their families/carers in preparing for moving into Piper House, moving between flats, or out into the community as levels of independence increase.

  • To support (as appropriate) residents in completing household tasks e.g. cooking, shopping, cleaning, using structured teaching techniques to develop resident' skills.

  • To assist residents with personal care e.g. bathing, dressing and nutrition aiming to develop their independence in these tasks, providing primary care where appropriate e.g. changing, feeding, etc.

  • To assist residents with their medication and appropriately manage the associated medical conditions e.g. epilepsy, under the guidance of the Team Leader and the Community Team for People with Learning Disabilities.

  • To accompany residents where appropriate, using these opportunities to further develop their independent travel skills.

  • To support residents in developing valued occupations and leisure activities, where necessary accompanying them in pursuing these.
  • To accompany residents on holiday where necessary.

  • To support residents in adopting appropriate skills.

  • To afford all residents privacy, dignity, choice and respect for their cultural, racial, sexual, etc. difference.

  • To assist residents in advocating for themselves and in making informed choices.

  • To attend reviews and other meetings as appropriate.

  • To liase appropriately with all those directly involved with residents.

  • To support residents in managing their own financial affairs.

  • To work closely with residents in establishing and taking up appropriate work or day opportunities.

  • To work with residents in appropriately managing any mild behaviour that challenges the service, in conjunction with the Community Team of People with Learning Disabilities.


  • To participate in reviews and in the formulation and implementation of care plans.

  • To attend team meetings and meetings with staff from other units as appropriate.

  • To participate in training.

  • To meet regularly with the Team Leader for supervision and performance review.

  • To implement health and safety procedures.

  • To be familiar with and work within the Service philosophy and operational policies, particularly with regard to the different levels and types of support needed in each flat.

  • To participate in the working rota, including shifts and weekend work.

  • To carry out administrative and financial tasks in accordance with Financial Regulations and Departmental procedures.

  • To maintain all records to a professional standard in keeping with statutory requirements e.g. Registered Homes Act 1984, and in accordance with Departmental policies and procedures.


  • To carry out any other duties as directed by the Team Leader and Manager.

The duties and responsibilities outlined in this job profile are indicative of the role, however they are not exhaustive and may be subject to change. In addition, you will be required to undertake other reasonable duties as directed by your manager.

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Childrens And Families - Support Worker

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