Senior Community Support Worker
At Together Trust we believe everybody deserves an equal chance in life. There are no exceptions. We provide a wide range of support services including fostering, residential, community and family support. We also provide specialist educational support through our schools and colleges.
At Together Trust we’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the well being of the people we support. It’s a commitment we require from all of our staff and volunteers.
We follow a robust safer recruitment process and all successful applicants will go through recruitment checks. If you’re successful we’ll need you to have an enhanced DBS check. For all roles we’ll also need a minimum of three references. Depending on the role you apply for, we might also need to request references from each employer where you have worked with young people or vulnerable adults.
We’ll also need to know about any breaks in your employment history with evidence from documents like birth certificates or passports. If you’re successful and have worked outside the UK for any longer than three months in the last five years, we’d also need to complete a foreign DBS or code of conduct check.
We now have an opportunity for a senior support worker to join the team at our specialist Supported Living Service near to Horwich, Bolton. This Service is a single occupancy house, for an individual that is transitioning from Children’s Services. Working within a person-centered framework, the team will be actively implementing plans that support the development of communication skills, enable independence and build meaningful community integration and leisure opportunities.
As our senior support worker you will...
As a qualified member of staff be actively involved in supporting individuals to live a full and active life. You will do this by ensuring that you and the team around the person do all you can to deliver the agreed plans. You will play an important role, alongside your line manager and senior managers, to ensure that the team functions effectively and is supported through the use of productive team meetings and 1-1 supervision sessions.
Senior Workers play a key role in developing relationships between the person supported, other important individuals in their lives and the Trust. You will also be expected to work closely with any family and professionals involved in the individuals care and ensure that needs and interventions are explored and acted on within your remit.
It is expected that you will support the individual to access appointments, formal reviews and planning of the care and support provided. You will help to establish person centered framework within the service so that the individual/s supported can develop control of their lives and resources in a meaningful and empowering way. For example, creating individual budgeting systems, developing detailed self care plans and building independence skills in the least restrictive way.
As a senior worker you will be expected to work on shift, to coach staff, administer medication, ensure good routines are in place and are undertaken to maintain the individual’s well being. This role will extend to undertaking frequent checks linked to health and safety and daily/weekly recording systems, completing short reports and implementing simple data systems to ensure that the whole team and service are performing in line with agreed plans, best practice and the Trusts standards.
You will be an excellent communicator, problem solver and reflective thinker who holds a desire to enable the individual supported to live a meaningful and active life. You will be caring, passionate, positive, professional and supportive and have a keen focus upon creating quality outcomes which make a significant impact to the individual. Experience in a similar role is crucial, and you must be looking for a challenging and rewarding role and a have a genuine interest in developing your skills through the training we offer.
You must have a QCF/ NVQ Level 3 in Health and Social Care award or equivalent to apply for this post You must be able to work flexibly and on a shift pattern between 7am and 11pm, in some services a sleep in is required, these are paid in addition to the 37.5 hours at a rate of £62.64 and are not included in the 37.5 hours advertised.
Candidates with a full, clean driving license are encouraged to apply.
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