Support Worker ??? Learning Disabilities??? Westminster - GBP10.30 p/h

10.30 - 10.30 GBP Hourly + GBP10.30/hour
08 Feb 2017
23 Feb 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Support Worker - Learning Disabilities- Westminster - GBP10.30 p/h - Temp 3-4 months

Client group: Learning Disabilities
Location: Westminster
Hours: 4 days a week (Monday-Friday, between 9-5pm - Flexi times)
Salary: GBP10.30 per hour
Interview date: ASAP
Start date: ASAP

About the service:

Day service incorporating both outreach and in-house support; the focus is on promoting independence and improving life-skills.

Support level:mild - complex, includes Learning Disabilities/Physical Disabilities/autism; age range 18-50

Required experience and skills:

• Strong Learning disability experience
• Person-centred approach
• Action planning
• Safeguarding; preventative approach
• Confident in dealing with mild challenging behaviour
• Capable of delivering physical interventions
• Car Driver

Key duties and responsibilities of current role:

• To act as a key worker and ensure that the Customer remains central to all decisions made about his/her life
• To support Customers in activities and employment opportunities that maximise choice and participation and if required, work flexible hours in to provide the support identified
• Contribute to person-centred planning, ensuring that users participate as fully as possible using their preferred method of communication
• Liaise with relevant people in a Customer's circle
• To undertake necessary administrative tasks, including completion of Session Evaluations, Communication Plans and Risk Assessments and contributing to problem solving when required
• Use confidentiality guidelines when handling service users' information, both within the team and with other agencies.
• Promote individuals' equality, diversity and rights
• To provide support in all areas of intimate and/or personal care including manual handling toileting, bathing, dressing, eating, drinking and administration of medication as required
• To Support Customers with physical disabilities, including those in wheelchairs to access the Community through provision of required physical support
• To contribute to team planning and service development and ensure that support for users is person centred around choice and control
• To be accountable for the health and safety of individuals and groups, in the building and outside and report to the manager anything that may affect the Health and Safety of any Customer, member of staff, or public
• To attend regular supervision and performance appraisal in line with organisational policy and undertake learning and development as identified with the manager
• To keep up to date with current legislation, policies and procedures and safeguarding best practice initiatives.
• To act as Escort as and when required.
• To act as a Driver as and when required (if in possession of a UK Driving Licence)
• Evaluate 1:1 and group sessions on the basis of what you observed in the session and in relation to the individual's person centred plan.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position