Social Care Worker
Starting at £29,386 per annum
Full-time and part-time roles available
Castlederg, Co. Tyrone
Our client is looking for social care workers to join their new and innovative team who provide quality assured, safe and person-centred care to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism and associated mental health needs.
The social care worker's role is to provide holistic support to individuals with an intellectual disbaility, autism or associated mental health needs. They also provide person-centred care as per individual assessment of the service user whilst maintaining a safe environment for them to fulfill their potential with new skills and abilities. The ultimate goal of the social care worker is to ensure the individual lives in accordance with their own wishes whilst receiving the right support to live their best possible life!
- Provide holistic support with day to day living, for individuals with an intellectual disability, autism or associated mental health needs.
- Provide person-centred and empowering provisions of support, as per individual needs assessment
- Ensure the Human Rights of each service user is exercised with the upmost degree of integrity and respect
- Ensure a safe environment is maintained at all times
- Ensure each service user is encouraged to live in accordance with their own wishes and preferences, and their individuality promoted as far as possible; through new opportunities, promotion of skills and innate abilities
- Ensure that each service user is being afforded with the correct information to allow for informed decision making on their part at all levels
- Ensure each service user is supported in the least restrictive of ways and positive risk taking is a given element to their decision making abilities;
- Support must also be in accordance with a low arousal and non-aversive manner
- Personal outcomes are achieved in keeping with each service user, with clear goals, steps for achieving such and timeframes.
- Ensure that supports are prioritised and key commitments kept accordingly
- Work in line with evidence based practices
- Ensure that each person is supported to live life to their fullest potential, and remain (or become) socially valued members of their communities.
- Ensure that you work in a positive manner and professionally contribute to your staff team and wider organisation
- Maintain a high level of hygiene and cleanliness of the residential setting at all times, and ensure that all procedures relating to safe food practices and infection control are carried out and documented
- Maintain folders, written reports, risk assessments and complete daily paperwork
- Follow medication administration procedures, ensuring medication is administered using the 10 rights of medication administration. Ensure documentation procedures are followed correctly and all actions are exercised in a timely manner.
- Ensure all other practices are in place to Safeguard service user's medications and monies are exercised accordingly, as per policy
- Adhere to all policies, procedures, regulations (in particular HIQA Framework), Employee Handbook, and working practices of the organisation.
- Participate in meetings and service user reviews; and feed back information to management and the wider MDT when appropriate to do so
- Further Education support
- Competitive salaries and annual increments
- Employee Assistance Programme
- Access to Pension scheme
- Additional Birthday leave day
- Career progression
- Flexibility to support a better work/life balance
- Recognition gestures of goodwill throughout the year for staff
- Company pension with a company contribution and a Death in Service Benefit (*coming soon*)
- A relevant third level qualification in social care or a related discipline
- Prior experience in a similar role i.e. residential care/intellectual disability/autism
- Have experience of supporting individuals whose behaviour can be deemed as challenging
- Experience with computers and Microsoft packages, i.e. word, excel, SharePoint
- A full driving license, permitting use in Northen Ireland
- Experience of Key Working and experience in similar roles
- Experience in supporting people with Intellectual Disabilities/Autism or Associated Mental Health issues.
- Experience in supporting adults with complex needs (behaviours which may be deemed as challenging) in community settings
- Knowledge and experience of implementing National Standards and Regulations (HIQA)
Special Skills and Competencies
* Have an understanding of theory and practice in the delivery of residential care services.
* The capacity to plan and manage resources in an effective and effective manner.
* Have an ability to manage oneself i.e. prioritise workloads and manage risk
* A highly self-motivated team player, with sound interpersonal and organisational skills
* To have an ability to work on own initiative with multifaceted skills, including both practical and administrative
* Demonstrate attention to detail and vigilance
* Fluent in English with excellent written and verbal communication skills
If you think you have the right skills to excel in this role, please hit APPLY to submit your application. Alternatively, contact ERIN FAULKNER at on 07775577226 or 02890242824 ext 359 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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