We are excited to offer several 25 hour Support Worker vacancies in our Supported Living Service.
Supported Living is a provider service that enables and supports adults with learning disabilities and complex needs in their own homes.
Our overall aim and ethos are to promote positive fulfilling lives for Service Users, via social inclusion, choice, developing and promoting their independence in a person-centred way. They require support with direct personal care using safer people handling equipment where assessed. The role can often include supporting Service Users to manage their challenging behaviour by following risk assessments and risk management strategies, whilst maintaining and promoting their independence at all times.
The client group we support require consistent intensive support, due to their level of learning disability and/or physical disabilities/behaviour. Some of our Service Users may experience problems in managing their complex behaviour; therefore, we adopt a multi-agency approach to help promote positive behaviour management, in the safest, ethical, and most appropriate way possible.
This role will involve working from person centred support plans, risk assessments and the promotion of person-centred planning. Supported Living Workers will also be expected to follow all the policies and procedures that are in place e.g. safeguarding of vulnerable adult’s procedures and attend regular training.
The role of Supported Living Worker requires total flexibility to support 25 Service Users living in 17 tenancies across the borough of St Helens. Shifts can include sleep in duties, waking nights and a variety of shift patterns e.g. an early shift can start from 7.30am and a late shift working up until 11pm. Some shifts mean a late shift followed by a sleep-in and an early shift the next day, which can equate to 24hrs over those two days. Shift patterns can change to meet the needs of the Service Users. Support Workers need to be flexible as you may need to work in various properties across the service. Shift work includes a proportion of weekend working and Bank holidays which are reflected on rotas.
Applicants must have some experience of working with adults or children with a learning disability, and ideally possess an NVQ level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent and be willing to undertake all essential training to meet the Care Quality Commission Standards for the service. A driver with a driving license would be advantageous however, this is not essential.
Although these posts are 25 hours, there may be occasions to work additional hours to support the service whilst the team are on training, holidays, and sickness.
As a council employee you will benefit from paid holiday entitlements, occupational health support and access to other employee benefits.
This post is subject to enhanced disclosure.
Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 NOLAN principles of conduct in public life. These include selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.
We welcome applications from the BAME community
For an informal discussion please contact Melanie Catterall, Registered Manager on 07717 868562