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Senior Support Worker

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Reference

PRI19755

Location

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

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Bank

Salary

£9.00

Hours

40 Per Week.

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 local shops.

Job Advert Role Description

As a Senior Support Worker you will be a key member of our team, providing high standards of person-centred support and care to our service users. Through a creative and caring approach, you will build good relationships with both service users and their families, supporting service users in the planning of goals and in living as independently as possible. Both personal care and participation in activities are key tasks for the role, so energy and initiative is vital; experience however is not essential, providing you have a willingness to learn and the compassion and patience needed to support individuals with support needs.

1. Supervises and supports the delivery of person centred support and care, ensuring that the people who use our service have any personal needs or requirements met; including personal care, participation in activities and support with daily living tasks.

2. Supervises support workers in delivery and supports people who use our service in achieving their outcomes in the way that they choose.

3. Support staff in own team to maintain effective professional relationships with the people who use the service, their families, colleagues, outside agencies and other professionals referring any issues to senior staff as appropriate.

4. Acting as a positive role model, provide effective supervision and leading a team as a shift leader, and guidance for own team contributing to their performance and professional development.

5. Inputs into development of local procedures and supervises staff in own team to ensure all actions comply with policy and procedure and are in line with regulatory, statutory and compliance requirements and meet quality standards.

6. To undertake keyworking responsibility for individual service users, supporting the individual to plan goals and personal outcomes and ensure that these are comprehensively documented and reviewed. 

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

Senior_Support_Worker.pdf

Closing Date

29/06/2018