Senior Support Worker

Life Opportunities Trust
07 Aug 2019
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
To enable the residents to achieve as much independence as
possible, preserving their dignity and maintaining their
individuality, and ensuring that needs in relation to the
physical and mental health of the residents are met and
monitored, and that the residents are allowed to exercise
personal choice as far as possible, at all times.
Main Duties: To help supervise the Support Workers and provide
support to the Manager and Deputy, especially in their
absence, and to be responsible for the co-ordination of
the care team and the key-worker system.
Key Result Areas:
Service Provision:
  1. To support the Home Manager and Deputy in the administration of the Home, assuming responsibility for the Management of the Home in their absence
.To supervise the Support Workers in their duties, ensuring that all duties are carried out according to LOT policies and procedures, and ensuring that residents' welfare is accorded the highest priority.
  1. To support the residents with all aspects of personal care as appropriate.
  1. To assist in arranging trips and outings and accompanying the residents when required.
  1. To participate in all staff meetings as required and take part in discussion and decision-making. To coordinate and chair meetings at the request of the Home Manager.
  1. To carry out policies agreed by the staff group, Home Manager and organisation.
  1. To ensure that accurate records are kept and that confidentiality is maintained at all times. This may include having responsibility for certain paperwork, including preparation of duty rotas and staff records.
  1. To liaise with the appropriate outside agencies to ensure continuity of care.
  1. To assist the deputy in their duties as Health & Safety representatives and to act up as Health and Safety representative in the deputies' absence.
  1. To carry out any other appropriate duties not specified above, at the request of the Manager or Deputy.
Home Management:
  1. General domestic duties including the preparation of meals, cleaning and laundry.
  1. Administration of medication and the maintenance of records of all drugs and treatment given in accordance with LOT policy.
  1. To enable the residents to purchase clothes or other personal items.
  1. To generally participate in the daily lives of the residents. This may include sharing meals, leisure activities and encouraging the residents to participate as far as possible in the running of the Home.
  1. To support the deputy in the repair and maintenance of the premises.
  1. To participate in - Inhouse Management meetings.
Staff Management:
  1. To ensure that Support Workers carry out the role of keyworkers effectively. In some homes this may involve being an identified keyworker to one resident.
  1. To act as an NVQ Assessor.
  1. To carry out formal supervision of designated Support Workers.
  1. To be involved in the induction of a new staff member in the home.
  1. To observe financial instructions and keep expenditure within budgetary limits. This may include carrying out any financial duties at the request of the Manager or Deputy.