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Location Downpatrick
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published 10 months ago
Contact email Angela Hughes
Job ref 301122ASSTSUPPWORK_1674664623

Job description



£9.70 - £9.90 PER HOUR



Job Purpose:

To work as part of a team of support staff to provide individual, person-centred support for service users with learning disabilities and difficulties, complex needs and autism in a supported housing service

Core Duties:

Compassion and Care

  • Provide person-centred support to service users as identified in their support plans


  • Facilitate and enhance their daily and independent living skills


  • Inspire our service users to succeed and develop

Customer focus

  • Act as a nominated co-worker for allocated service users, putting the service user at the heart of what they do

High Standards

  • Accurately maintain records in line with the organisations policies and procedures, adhering to all guidelines and best practice

Role Model

  • Be a positive, proactive and supportive member of our team

Creativity and Initiative

  • Proactively develop new ideas to support our service users and to enhance how we work for our service users

Job Activities:

Support -

  • Support our service users to meet their physical, personal and emotional needs as identified in their support plans
  • Support service users with growing their life skills, including advice & guidance to manage personal budgets, maintaining their property, living as part of a household, and to look after their health and wellbeing
  • Participate in the planning and development of structured activity programmes for service users, which may include supporting service users with day activities and assessments
  • Assist service users to overcome social exclusion by supporting them to attend and take part in community based social activities and play their part in the local community

Care -

  • Protect the rights and promote the interests of the service user
  • Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of the servicer user
  • Promote the independence of service users while protecting them from danger and harm
  • Take part in the collection and distribution of money from our central office to your working location
  • Support our service users with eating, drinking, personal care, and mobility as may be required and in line their support plans and best practice
  • Assist in the administration of medication to service users as required and in line with our Policies and Procedures
  • Actively and appropriately communicate with parents, carers, next of kin, medical professionals other third parties to ensure the best standard of support for each service user
  • Report and escalate incidents appropriately and in good time, in line with our policies and procedures
  • Maintain annual registration with the NISCC

General -

  • Uphold the Mainstay DRP Code of Professional Conduct, in your role as a NISCC registered health and social care professional
  • Actively participate in supervisions with your manager and develop your skills in required areas
  • Actively and positively participate in regular team meetings
  • Attend training events and courses as required in the fulfilment of your role
  • Accurately maintain all records and administration in line with our policies and procedures, including using our online care logging system, and providing effective handover information to team members
  • Adhere to all health and safety requirements in the fulfilment of the role





Education & Qualifications:

Good standard of education to include a competency in English and Maths

NVQ Level 2 or above in Care.

Full clean driving licence acceptable to the organisation's insurers

Skills and Attributes:

· Compassion and Care - Able to demonstrate a genuine care and commitment to our service users

· Motivational - Motivated to work in a challenging but extremely fulfilling care environment

· Customer Focus - Always puts the service user first

· Empowering - Creates an environment of trust, shares information between team members and empowers our service users to be their best

· High Standards - Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

· Role Model - Strong team player

· Creativity and Initiative - Proactive in exploring new ideas to help support our service users to reach their goals


Please forward your CV to Angela Hughes at Staffline Recruitment by clicking on APPLY. You can also contact Angela on 02890242824 ext 404 or 07826064920

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