Experienced Support Worker Learning Disabilities

Support Worker Learning disabilities

To respond effectively to referrals to the residential home in line with established service priorities. To ensure that all packages of care and support are designed and implemented in partnership with parent(s) / carer(s) and individual and that they are adequately planned, reviewed, and comply with statutory requirements and service processes.
To contribute to the individual care plans of the service users attending the home by the provision of programmes and care packages which are flexible and responsive to their needs.

To offer physical care, personal care and social activities to the people attending the home, carrying out risk assessments for behaviour management and health care. To act as an advocate as required, attending to the complex health/emotional needs. To liaise with other professionals and supporting through the initial transition. Where required this support is continued through the outreach programme.

You will have contact with colleagues in the residential home; including the manager, other support workers, key workers and admin staff. They will develop close working relationships with the individuals in the home, particularly where they are providing a key-working role.

You will have appropriate contact with the families/carers of residents keeping informed regarding the care process and apprised of any alterations in the care plan.

Under regulations with OFSTED all staff within the home must be qualified to Diploma Level 3 or higher. Therefore, it is a requirement that the post holder will have to attain a Diploma Level 3.

  • Must have experience of working with Learning disabilities, children and adult
  • Must have effective listening skills with the ability to communicate clearly orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work within a team
    Be able to leagally wotrk in the UK
  • Effective organisational skills
  • Ability to utilise negotiation skills
  • Be aware and analyse situation accurately
  • Willingness to respond appropriately and deal effectively with challenging behaviour, including the use of physical restraint
  • Ability to provide for intimate personal care needs whilst demonstrating respect for individual’s privacy
  • Commitment to involving young people, their families and carers in service delivery and development
  • Demonstrate a commitment to contribute to the daily running of the home
  • Willingness to contribute to the culture and leisure activities within the home
  • Demonstrate a commitment to anti-discriminatory practice
  • Willingness to undertake statutory training and personal development
  • Must have an understanding of basic Information Technology Systems

Other Tasks:

  • Keeping the home clean and tidy
  • Adhering to Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Medication Administration
  • Any other task that is deemed necessary