Support Worker Children and Young People

Westminster, London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HSTW0906_1623257897
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-06-09
  • Location: Westminster, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-08-08
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind Recruitment are currently recruiting for Support Workers to work with disabled children and young people aged 5 - 18 for a day centre in Westminster.

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.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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
  • Preferably completion of any relevant courses e.g. First aid, management of epilepsy.

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of working with learning disabilities in either day or residential services
  • Preferably experience of working in a team
  • NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS

  • A demonstrated ability to assimilate new information and apply it appropriately
  • Good written and verbal communication
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good listening skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • The ability to work alone

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