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Support Worker - Hemel Hempstead
 
Title: Support Worker - Hemel Hempstead
Category: Medical Health
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £8.73 - £9.07
Salary per: hour
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Description:
We are currently recruiting for Support Workers within Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding areas.

You will be working in a variety of supported living and residential care homes for adults with Learning Disabilities and Physical Disabilities.

Ideally candidates will have experience of working within the social care sector however this is not essential as training will be provided.

We pride ourselves on improving the lives of the people we support as well as assisting them to achieve their full potential. We promote a "doing with" opposed to "doing for" work ethic. Candidates should be able to use their own initiative and on occasion lone work.

Responsibilities:

1. To actively support person centred planning with each individual, ensuring that support plans are tailored to meet individual needs and wishes, identifying opportunities that promote growth and development for the people we support.

2. To provide support in line with individuals support plans and service aims & objectives. This may include but is not limited to personal/intimate care; support with daily living; managing finances; maintaining relationships; supporting social/community involvement; supporting education & employment and undertaking activities and holidays.

3. To actively support each individual to manage their health needs, e.g. administration of medication, attendance at appointments, supporting dietary needs and through monitoring, recording and reporting changing needs as appropriate.

4. To facilitate and empower independence by encouraging and promoting participation in all aspects of daily life, to enable the people we support to develop skills and do as much as they possibly can for themselves.

5. To develop an understanding of each person's communication needs and styles, in order to facilitate effective communication, enabling the people we support to make their own informed choices, communicate their own wishes and be "listened to" whatever their means of communication.

6. To be willing to take an active role in the spiritual and cultural needs of the people we support according to the individual's beliefs, wishes and customs.

7. To ensure all support provided preserves and respects the dignity and privacy of the people we support.

8. To undertake key working responsibilities for a designated individual and/or actively participate in the key working process if required.

9. To take responsibility in ensuring that every individual we support is safeguarded from harm, abuse, and unnecessary risk.

10. To ensure appropriate care is taken in relation to the use of equipment (service and individual) and personal belongings of the people we support.
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