Support Worker

Band 3

Main area
Learning Disabilities
Band 3
23.75 per week
Job ref
Hasler Road
£10,746 to £12,572 p.a., plus sleep in payment
26/10/2017 23:59





Would you like to make a real difference to our service users? Caring for a lady who has Learning Disabilities and Personality Disorder lives in her own flat in Canford Heath?

As a female Support Worker, your focus will be to provide a person centred approach, advice and encouragement in-order to help the individual with her morning routines, evening routines administering any medication that would be required, encouraging the service user with her personal hygiene routine and activities during the day.

The shifts are:
Week 1
Sunday: 8.30-23.00 Sleep in
Monday: 7.30-8.45
Tuesday: 16.15-23.00 sleep in
Wednesday: 7.30-8.45

Week 2
Thursday:16.00-23.00 Sleep in
Friday: 7.30-8.45
16.15-23.00 Sleep in
Saturday: 7.30-16.30
Total hours 23.75 hours per week.
This role includes an hourly rate for waking hours at Band 3 and a sleep in payment.

To enable our service users to live the life they require, support staff will need to have the following characteristics:-

• Good listening skills.
• Calm and well-balanced personality.
• Excellent non- verbal communication skills.
• Have a good sense of humour.
• Sensible and confident, calm under pressure.
• Proactive and able to make decisions quickly.
• Able to follow guidelines and care plans.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate the following:-

• Tolerance of some unusual habits and behaviour, with the ability to divert any behaviour which could lead to danger.
• The ability to develop good relationships with the service user.
• Good verbal and written communication skills, including good literacy and numeracy skills.
• Previous experience of working with people who have a Learning Disability and some knowledge about mental health problems including Personality Disorder would be desirable.
• Ability to recognise and manage risk

Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust Domiciliary Care Agency provides person-centred support to service users in their own home.

Interview Date: 7 November 2017

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sally Anne Ayres, Manager of the Domiciliary Care Services on 07770 685870

If you have problems applying, contact

01202 277190