Support Worker

£16575 - £17550 per annum

Job Details

Integra People is a specialist recruitment consultancy, providing quality permanent, contract and temporary staffing solutions to clients from our wide network of UK offices.

We are currently recruiting for an enthusiastic support workers to join a supported living service in Braintree. You will provide individualised person centred support to people with learning disabilities, mental health needs and complex behaviours within our forensic specialist service.

As a Support Worker you will be responsible for but not restricted too:

  • Meet the physical, social and emotional needs of each individual resident in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence.
  • Develop warm, trusting relationships with service users to encourage them to express needs, views and concerns.
  • Encourage and support service users in expressing their needs, views and concerns. To enable service users to make choices and decisions and to participate as fully as possible in planning and decision-making processes.
  • Advise, encourage and support service users to maximise self-care and independent living skills.
  • Be responsive to the individual needs of service users within the framework of their Person Centred Plans and to respond flexibly to changing needs.
  • Provide support and encouragement in personal and group management.
    • Social skills/relationships
    • Personal Care
    • Daily living skills
  • Social, leisure and work activities
  • Inform the Registered Manager/Care Manager and any other involved professionals of concerns or significant changes in needs and circumstances.
  • Understand the critical importance of behaviour management guidelines as defined by multi-disciplinary team and to follow and facilitate close adherence to these guidelines. To lead and be part of a core team offering cohesive and consistent practise at all times.
  • Monitor, review and evaluate individual protocols for people with complex needs in line with the person centred plan.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Experience within healthcare sector.
  • NVQ/DipSW or other relevant social care qualification.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to listen sensitively to others
  • Ability to work in a calm, patient and tolerant manner at a pace appropriate to the needs of the individual.
  • Knowledge of helpful approaches, strategies and interventions in working with people with learning disabilities.

The salary for this role is £16,575-£17,550 depending on experience this equates £8.50-£9.00 per hour.

Please call Leanne Irving on 07983 200 945 for more information about this exciting new role.


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