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DAY SUPPORT WORKER

Location Holywood, County Down
Sector
Job type Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Published about 2 months ago
Contact Angela Hughes
Job ref 060722DSW_1660557806

Job description

DAY SUPPORT WORKER

35 HOURS PER WEEK

HOLYWOOD

£17,581 - £18,964 PER ANNUM

THE JOB:

As part of the development of Adult Day Services in our clients facility , we are currently recruiting for Day Support Workers who will work as part of a support team whose purpose is to meet the physical, psychological, emotional and social needs of adults with a learning disability within Day Services.

Day Support Workers will assist the team in providing the highest possible standard of support and care to adults with complex needs and challenging behaviour, to pursue a valued life style by participating in meaningful daily activities, supporting the well-being and development of skills as well as enhancing and promoting independence, choices and rights within a safe and caring environment.

This role may require an element of personal care and at times will require redirection or physical intervention as a last resort with those presenting challenging behaviors.

We are looking for empathetic and caring staff who share our values and a desire to help improve and add to the quality of life and well-being of residents and day attendees.

THE SUPPORT WORKER WILL:

  • assist to ensure that all work within the Adult Day Services is person centered and upholds the principles of respect, privacy, dignity, fulfilment, independence and choice as well as upholding the values and the ethos of our client
  • support individuals in a Day Care Setting with learning disabilities, Autism, some of whom have complex medical needs and/or display challenging behaviours as directed by the Team Leaders and Senior Day Support Workers in line with individual care and support plans
  • participate in supporting the strengths and needs of the adults
  • ensure resident's/day attendees opinions, views, suggestions, feelings and wishes are listened to and their personal affairs are dealt with in a sensitive manner
  • promote and participate in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment
  • when applicable, ensure that medication is held, stored and administered in accordance with our clients medication policy
  • promote and use the individual's preferred mode of communication [Makaton, Picture timetable, First and Then bards, PECCS]
  • follow the individual support plan/risk assessment and report any changes in, or concerns about the adults to the appropriate line manager
  • assist the individual with intimate care needs where required
  • ensure robust and detailed communication between key stakeholders involved in the care of the adults
  • support the adults in a wide range of daily activities
  • deliver individual programs of support with the focus on developing further skills designed to enhance and maximize the potential, capabilities and independence of residents and day attendees

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA - all applicants MUST be able to demonstrate either at short-listing or at interview all essential criteria listed below. Applicants should therefore make it clear on their application form whether or not they meet these criteria. Failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted. The stage in the process when the criteria will be measured is stated below.

The following are essential criteria which will be measured at short listing stage:

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Evidenced By:

Education/Training/

Qualifications

QCF level 2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care or related discipline

Basic numeracy and literacy (English language) skills

Registered or agreeable to applying for registration with the N. Ireland Social Care Council

(In the case of applicants who do not have a QCF level II or equivalent but have at least 1 year's relevant care experience this part of the essential criteria will be waived)

QCF level 3 in Health & Social Care, Social Sciences or equivalent

Application form

Experience

At least six months experience in a caring and / or educational support field.

Experience in health and social care setting

Experience in working with individuals with a disability

Experience of dealing with challenging behaviour

Experience of medical conditions such as Epilepsy.

Experience of Peg Feeding

Application from

Interview

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Effective communication skills

Ability to work as part of a team

Team worker

Caring & reliable

Maintaining confidentiality

Ability to work under pressure

Knowledge of principles of curative education or social therapy based on Anthroposophical ideals

Awareness of the ethos of Camphill movement and principles of Rudolf Steiner

Application from

Interview

Circumstances

Interview

Other Requirements

Valid work permit

Access NI check

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

Job References

Work permit

Valid documentation

Occupational Health questionnaire

2 satisfactory references

The following are essential criteria which will be measured at interview stage:

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Evidenced By:

Experience

Experience of working with individuals with learning disability

Experience of dealing with challenging behaviours

Interview

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Ability to carry out physically and emotionally demanding work

Willingness to undertake mandatory training

Willingness to partake in personal development

Appreciate the importance of respecting others and delivering excellent services

Caring & reliable

Experience of multiagency or multi-disciplinary working

Demonstrate a flexible approach to meeting the objectives of the job

Knowledge of learning disabilities and associated mental health issues

Interview

Other Requirements post job offer

Valid work permit

Enhanced Access NI check

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

Job References

Work permit

Valid documentation

Occupational Health questionnaire

2 satisfactory references

BENEFITS:

  • Starting on 20 days annual leave pro rata plus our client recognises 12 statutory days
  • Occupational sick Pay Scheme (qualification period applies)
  • Organisational Pension Scheme
  • Paid breaks
  • Optional access to the Benenden Health Care scheme through salary sacrifice scheme
  • Commitment to development of the staff team through training and learning opportunities
  • Free Parking on site
  • Our clients site has access to excellent Public Transport links

Salary/Hourly Rate:

5 Point incremental scale commencing on £17,581 - £18,964 per annum pro rata

To Apply

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

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