Support Worker / Healthcare Assistant - Harrogate

Recruiter
CARETECH
Location
Harrogate
Salary
£15,000 - £19,999
Posted
18 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
1181376911
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Organisation

CareTech Community Services is a national provider of support for people with complex and challenging behaviours associated with autism, learning disabilities, mental health illness and neurological conditions. We support people to live as independently as possible within their own homes and also in residential care.

The Role

We are looking for Full Time Support Workers to join us at two of our residential sites in Harrogate. The first of these two services is an 8 bed residential service providing specialist support for adults of various ages diagnosed with mental health disorders and Asperger's syndrome. The building is staffed 24 hours a day and is spread over four levels. The second of these services is a 13 bed residential service providing specialist mental health and learning disability support for adults of various ages, with or without a forensic history. The site consists of two buildings joined together and is spread over four levels. We are providing individuals with practical and emotional support, enabling them to have fulfilled lives, gain further independence and achieve positive outcomes. You will need to have proven experience of working in a similar environment. You will also need to be flexible as you are required to work shifts including bank holidays, weekends and potentially sleep ins.

Responsibilities of a Support Worker:

•To participate in the day-to-day implementation of individual support plans and activities within a challenging environment
•To maintain effective communication and liaison with service users, families and other whilst respecting appropriate confidentiality
•To support service users with the preparation of meals, laundry duties, cleaning and social events
•To maintain accurate notes and records as and when required
•To work as part of a team to provide high quality care

The successful candidate for the role will have:

• NVQ in Health and Social Care or be willing to work towards
•Experience in supporting adults with challenging behaviour, learning disabilities and/or mental health issues is desirable but not essential
•The ability to keep calm under pressure
•Confidence to work alone and as part of a team
•Excellent communication skills
•The passion to work with vulnerable Adults
•The desire and commitment to achieve high standards of safeguarding

Due to the nature of the position, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment, the disclosure expense will be met by the employer.

Unfortunately due to the large volume of applications we receive we are unable to contact all candidates. If you have not heard from us within the next 14 days please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion. Please do not hesitate to apply for other suitable roles in the future.

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