Support Worker

£8.45 per hour
25 Jul 2017
31 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

We have a new exciting opportunity at Suffolk County Council for Support Workers to join our Home First Service. You will join us on a part time, permanent basis working up to 32 hours per and will receive a salary of £8.45 per hour.

Are you looking for a new or more rewarding career with huge job satisfaction?

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of people in need of support?

If so, then this is a great opportunity for you.

About the Support Worker role

Our Home First Team are looking for staff across Suffolk to support people who need care when they have been discharged from hospital but have not had care services before. As a Support Worker your role will be to assist and support these people whilst enabling them to maximise their potential to live as independently as possibly within the community within a specific locality in Suffolk.

We are also looking for Support Workers to provide longer term care to our customers, in line with their agreed care plan. Care Support Workers are required across Mid Suffolk and Coastal Suffolk regions only. This is a great step into a long lasting career, with progression opportunities. Do not worry if you have no experience in this area; full training is provided.

As our Support Worker we can offer you:

- Flexibility on the rota pattern worked and the geographical area covered, with weekend only or evenings only contracts available

- Paid mileage for travel time

- Guaranteed hours

- Regular support from team leaders and qualified occupational therapists

- Opportunities and support for progression throughout the social care career pathway

Key responsibilities as our Support Worker

- To promote the independence of customers in accordance with Home First Care Plans/Short term enablement plans.

- Assist customer with dignified and intimate personal care needs, whilst actively promoting re-enablement

- Provide general advice and guidance to customers to enable them to make informed choices and to inform and promote their options for personal choice

- Establish and maintain effective and positive relationships with customers and family carers, to promote the health, well-being and independence to the customer

- Engage with customers, family carers and others to promote, inform and explore alternative ways to meet their long-term needs

- Inform and promote a range of services to help people live independently and safely at home

- Monitor customers progress against Home First care plans and complete records as required to inform the ongoing review process.

- To maintain and contribute to accurate and comprehensive records to support the care plan and inform the review process

- To provide regular feedback to Team Leaders on progress made by each customer and to report their changing needs and circumstances, seeking advice and guidance as required

Experience and skills required of our Support Worker

- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent, or working towards NVQ Level 2 (or the equivalent knowledge/desire to achieve NVQ Level 2)

- Successful completion of carer induction programme

- Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures

- Knowledge of infection control procedures

- Basic literacy and numeracy skills, to keep accurate customer records, compile time sheets etc

- An awareness of the use of dosset boxes (pill organisers) and how to assist the customer to use them safely

- Experience of working in a caring environment

Vacancies across Suffolk covering rural areas around; Halesworth, Beccles, Bungay, Southwold, Eye, Wyverstone, Metfield, Felixstowe, Debenham, Saxmundham, Framlingham, Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Hadleigh, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Haverhill.

We are not currently recruiting to vacancies in Ipswich and Lowestoft.

So if you would like to join our team as our new Support Worker then please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing date: 31 August 2017 1pm

You will be required to travel frequently in rural areas, so you must hold a valid driving licence and have access to personal transport.

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