Permanent, Full Time
Salary: Scale 5 £24,462 - £26,745
London Borough of Enfield is now recruiting for Support workers for Bridgewood House based in Enfield. We are looking for kind, friendly, talented and caring candidates to join and enhance our team of hard working, passionate and friendly team.
We are currently looking to recruit across day shifts and night shifts across all shift patterns covering weekdays and weekends.
The role of a support worker is vitally important and fundamental in the principles of delivering the highest quality of clinical care to our residents.
You will be playing a pivotal role in providing excellent support in care for residents and your daily tasks as a support worker will includes assisting residents with personal care, administered of medication, assisting with personal care, toileting, assistance eating and drinking, key working, escorting residents to appointments
This post will have a key responsibility for the quality of care planning, implementation and evaluation of care staff training to ensure that at all times residents receive an excellent standard of care
The support worker is required to perform all duties in accordance with the CQC guidelines and is also responsible for the promotion of teamwork.
Key Responsibilities and Job specification
Able to assess needs of the residents for care
Maintain and update care plans
Documentation - able to document care in care notes with a good standard of English language
Adhere to policies and procedures in the organisation and CQC guidelines
Confident in taking charge of shift and in supervising staff
You need to be kind, caring and patient with a reassuring and positive attitude.
You need to be equally happy to work as part of our team and on your own initiative.
You will need to have an interest in working with our client group of elderly frail residents with dementia and / challenging behaviour
You will need to share our values of protecting dignity, promoting wellbeing and working in a person-centred manner at all times.
Work within multidisciplinary team, key working
What you will need to do the role successfully
A positive, can-do attitude.
Person centred approach.
Be proactive, professional and able to deal with people at all levels.
Great support planning skills.
Good communications skills
Experience in mentoring, training or supervising others (desirable)
Previous experience of working in a nursing environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Good IT Skills.
Satisfactory Disclosure completion upon successful application
Care of the elderly / palliative care experience and/or post graduate qualification (desired)
Training / coaching experience / qualification (desired)
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- Support with revalidation and mentoring
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing Date: Midnight, 2nd July 2020
Interview Date: TBC
If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Bibi Codabaccus on 020 8148 4334 for an informal discussion or to arrange a visit to the team.