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Bank Waking Night Support Worker

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Reference

PRI18968

Location

Shieling, 58 Harlow Moor Drive, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 0LE

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Bank

Salary

£8.00 per hour

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Adult Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist adult care services. Our aim is to provide the right support in the right home for all the individuals we accommodate.

With community-based residential care settings, as well as a network of supported living services, we support adults over the age of 18 with autism, dementia, learning disabilities, mental health conditions, Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) and behaviours that challenge. We also offer a range of residential and nursing care settings for older people with varying levels of need.

Job Advert Location Description

The Shieling is a large Victorian property set over four floors. It is situated on a quiet street overlooking the pine woods, which are part of the famous Valley Gardens.

Within the property, there are large communal areas for people to relax in, and each person is encouraged to personalise their own bedroom. There is a patio area to the front and rear of the house, with tables and chairs ideal for barbecues in the summer months.

At The Shieling, we do everything that we can to improve the health and wellbeing of the people we support, and as a team we are focused on building positive outcomes for everyone.

Everyone is encouraged to participate in the process of creating a Person Centered Plan which outlines the level of support required for each individual, as well as clearly depicting their goals and aspirations and what steps are needed to achieve them

Leisure activities are a strong feature of The Shieling and everyone is encouraged to discuss their particular interests with staff so we are able to support them to participate whenever possible. People enjoy activities such as swimming, shopping, going out for meals, watching football and rugby matches, going to concerts, socialising in pubs, bowling and going on trips to places of interest.

During the week people attend daytime activities outside of the house. These include computer sessions, gardening, arts and crafts and woodwork.

At The Shieling, people also enjoy going on walks and developing skills such as cooking, doing laundry and ironing. People are supported and encouraged to be part of meal preparations and all dietary requirements can be met.

The Shieling is a 15 minute walk away from the main town and the local transport link is a short walk from the house, along with local shops. The service is opposite a park with a cafe and other facilities. There is a local college and many other amenities nearby, including a swimming pool, a library and a bowling alley.     

Job Advert Role Description

As a waking night support worker you must be committed to working in a person centred way that promotes independence and social inclusion.

You will be expected to provide support in a way that reflects the wishes and needs of the people you are supporting, and is consistent with their individual support plans.

You will support people to maintain a home of their own and to lead rich and fulfilled lives as valued and contributing members of their community.

You will be expected to comply with all regulation as defined in policies, in supervisions and in training sessions.

You will also be expected to attend supervisions, team meetings and training and ensure that you provide good communication to your manager and colleagues.

You should have initiative and motivation to work alone, as well as part of an established team.

You must be able to relate to people; be a good listener and communicator.

It is not necessary to have experience of working with people with a learning disability although this would be an advantage.

However, you must demonstrate an understanding of the issues faced by people with learning disabilities and an enthusiasm for working and supporting them to take control of their lives.

A good basic level of education is desired. 

Division DBS info

Career Pathways

As a Priory Group employee, you’ll be able to chart your long-term career along defined pathways (from Support Worker to CEO), each path providing you a fulfilling work environment and support from a world class organisation to achieve your professional goals. We want to invest in you to achieve the next step in your career, so you can continue to make a difference in people’s lives.

Disclosure

All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Job Description

Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

29/06/2018