Lifestyle Support Worker
Posted on May 6, 2021 by CV-Library
Lifestyle Support Worker
An exciting position has become available for a full-time Lifestyle Support Worker based in Birmingham. The successful candidate will earn a starting salary of £9.01. Hours of work will be 35 hours per week on flexi month system. Part time roles are also available,
The main objective for the candidate will to delivering the tasks agreed with the client on a one-to-one basis either in their home or the community and to oversee their safety, comfort and well-being at all times.
Our client will require an enhanced DBS disclosure, expense of which will be met by Headway Birmingham & Solihull.
Experience of working with people with a disability
Experience working with brain- injured people
Brain injury knowledge is desirable but not essential.
Knowledge of Carers role
Good standard of reading & writing.
NVQ II in care – must obtain at own cost if not
Basic computer skills i.e., Word and e-mails
A friendly manner with neat and clean appearance
Able to push a wheelchair
Able to provide simple physical assistance to individuals requiring aid with mobility and toileting
Car owner – Full clean driving licence
Can control own feelings, exercising patience & tolerance and keep calm, collected & caring at all times.
Good sense of humour.
Self-assured and able to act independently whilst also working effectively as a member of a team.
Able to manage own tasks independently
Able to plan and organise an activity
Able to deliver basic rehab training
An open, friendly manner to gain the early confidence and respect of clients.
A good listener.
Discreet & able to keep confidences.
Self-motivated and able to work on own initiative within agreed guide-lines.
Punctual, reliable and trustworthy.
Flexible, co-operative & accountable
Role Responsibilities (not limited to)
Take responsibility for monitoring own working hours and completing timesheets etc on time and producing expense sheets accurately. Enter details of daily time accurately into spreadsheets.
Plan, prepare and deliver tasks within the agreed User Plan for individuals.
Cover across the service in the case of other Worker absences.
Assist users in their chosen tasks in the home in order to help them reach full potential. Work with ABI users when you have no Lifestyle clients.
Assist and motivate users in the community at their chosen activity.
Encourage re-learning, use of strategies and risk controls at all times with the client.
Accurately complete all client documents to include: - Goal Activity Monitors, questionaries and Outcomes with users and submit all end of month reports as required by service Manager.
Assist users as required to ensure that they are safe, comfortable and their needs are met.
Attend reviews with the client, Co-ordinator and other professionals.
Ensure the tasks/activities are reviewed and updated as part of the ongoing monitoring process.
Ensure clients are supported/supervised at all times; anticipating and responding to daily occurrences that may put at risk the safety of clients or staff. E.g., changes in behaviour, epilepsy, accidents or threats.
During community activities exercise extra vigilance to ensure the safety of client and third parties.
Drive the client and/or travel with the client as agreed and ensure their safety in the vehicle and with transferring.
Our client is a local charity set up to give help and support to people affected by brain injury. They do this by offering services to meet the needs identified by those affected by brain injury.
Why should you apply?
The chance to join a well-established company
The opportunity to become part of a hardworking, dedicated team
To showcase your knowledge and experience
Free Induction Training to include 12 e-learning courses
Support to complete your Health and Social Care NVQ
5 Weeks Annual Leave plus Bank Holidays
Company Health Schemes
If you’re the ideal candidate our client is looking for, please send your CV by clicking the APPLY button
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