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Support Worker (Days & Nights)

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Reference

PRI20850

Location

Yew Tree Lodge, 17-19 Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5HX

Priory Group Division

Adult Care

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time

Salary

£8.31 per hour

Hours

Full Time

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

Located in Reading, Yew Tree Lodge provides specialist residential support for 16 male and female adults with enduring mental health needs. We place great importance on outcomes and quality of life, looking at what can be achieved for each resident, their abilities, interests and needs. We work within a positive environment to encourage confidence, bring structure, inclusion and opportunity in their lives.

Job Advert Role Description

Our Recovery Support Worker role involves:

  • Undertaking support duties to service users with varying degrees of mental health illness in line with agreed plans and direction by the clinical team.   
  • Working towards attaining as much involvement, independence and choice as possible for residents in the organisation of their daily lives, as determined by the individual programmes and operations policies.
  • Supporting service users to attend and gain new experiences within their local community.
  • Having a willingness to be respectful, accepting and tolerant of the people that require support, ensuring that service users’ needs are met and that the dignity of service users and staff is maintained at all times.
  • Ensuring the upkeep of service users’ records where appropriate along with other unit based administration.
  • Being supportive of service users in all areas identified within the service users’ plan of care with an emphasis on the promotion of progressive interdependence/ social and personal development.
  • Supporting and assisting service users with personal care as identified in agreed plans of care.
  • Assisting in the development of service users personal plans, their implementation and monitoring.
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with residents which will complement and contribute to the care programme and create a pleasant environment in which to live.
  • Participating in the preparation and serving of meals with residents where appropriate, taking into account residents’ personal preferences, choice and the need for a balanced diet.
  • Contributing to the daily running of the home, e.g. shopping, cleaning and involving residents to the limits of their ability in all aspects of normal daily living.
  • Taking part in scheduled day activities with residents in accordance with the care programme and to actively ensure that residents are involved in normal living activities.
  • Contributing to effective communications with residents, their relatives, friends, professional helpers and other members of staff, ensuring the continuity of quality and safety in the provision of personal care services.
  • Accompanying residents on shopping trips and outings and on occasion holidays.
  • Reporting any hazards and defects, with the building or equipment, to your line manager, home manager, or the maintenance person.
  • Possessing the ability to diffuse/resolve stressful situations with the use of effective communication skills.
  • Undertaking training and development courses as required and to contribute to the identification of own training and development needs.
  • Attending all statutory and mandatory training as required by the Company in order to fulfil your duties.

 Essential:

  • Ability to communicate on the telephone 
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Able to return information and carry out instructions accurately. 
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Able to accurately record basic physical observations
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Able to use own initiative
  • Experience of working with people
  • Customer service experience 

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

03/10/2018