Care Support Worker
We are a day centre providing care for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities. These adults may have additional mental health, sensory, complex health care needs, physical disabilities and/or behaviours which challenge.
Key Duties of the Post
1. To contribute to the physical, social and psychological needs of the users of the Day Centre within an agreed work plan set by the Manager.
2. To work as a member of a team and on an individual basis when the need arises.
3. To maintain and update records and information on the personal needs of individual users. The post holder must not disclose records or information about any of the users or any other confidential information relating to BPCA to a third party or persons without the consent of the Manager.
4. To be responsible for maintaining and the correct use of equipment used for the users on a day to day basis.
5. To assist in the preparation and serving of lunches and any other refreshments to users.
6. To develop and maintain close working and supportive relationships with the users.
7. To attend to the physical needs of the users – i.e. helping with washing, dressing, and toileting, feeding and walking when necessary.
8. To assist in establishing an objective evaluation procedure for users.
9. To attend individual or group meetings and any other meetings or events when requested to do so by the Manager.
10. To assist users to maintain contact with family/friends and local community services.
11. To teach the users basic life skills – cooking, cleaning, shopping, self-care and personal hygiene.
12. To organize and implement occupational/practical skills training e.g. arts, crafts, recreational and therapeutic activities.
13. To organise activities for the users outside the normal day centre environment, supervise clients on such outings and activities.
14. To provide support and counselling to users at times of personal crisis.
15. To liaise with professional bodies as and when necessary to meet the users’ needs within the agreed care plan.
16. To issue under strict medical advice, prescribed drugs to users, and maintain required records of such drugs administered.
17. To make home visits to users’ home if required as part of the care programme.
18. To organise day to day activities for the users.
19. To prepare and maintain individual timetables and assessing the needs of users.
20. To maintain contact with and receive feedback from parents/guardians regarding any aspects of users welfare.
21. To take part in regular review meetings with the Manager/Parents and other Therapists or Professionals to review their needs.
22. To take part in monthly supervision sessions with the Manager or in the absence of the Manager with the Deputy Manager.
23. To manage and give appropriate training to volunteers.
24. To ensure any accidents or any other incidents are properly recorded.
25. To act as an escort when picking up and dropping users from the Centre to their homes and vice versa.
26. To keep the Manager/Senior Project Worker (in the absence of the Manager) immediately informed of any problems regarding the users.
27. To monitor the needs regularly of the users and provide feedback to the Manager.
28. To carry out the duties of the post with full regards to BPCA’s equal opportunities policy.
29. To carry out any other duties commensurate with the grade as and when required.