Senior Support Worker
Posted on May 14, 2021 by VoyageCareServiceManagement
Job Family: Senior Support Worker
Location: Dumfries, Dumfries
Pay Rate (£): £10.80ph
Vacancy Reference: 027053
Role: Superhero "Senior Support Worker"
Pay Rate: £10.80
We are Voyage Care and we are a sector leading provider, with over 30 years' experience of specialist care and support. Here at Voyage Care we are recruiting a team of real life superheroes who share our values and vison.
Voyage Care lives its values by promising to EMPOWER each other, work TOGETHER, promote HONESTY, be a leader in OUTSTANDING quality and to always be SUPPORTIVE in everything we do…. Could this be you?
About the Role:
Mannering Avenue is one of our residential services located in Dumfries where we support 8 adult males with learning disabilities, mental health and complex needs.
As a senior support worker you will lead a team of support workers to deliver exceptional care by modelling good and reflective practice. You will promote resilience and enthusiasm throughout the staff team to ensure everyone works effectively and cohesively in the best interests of the people we support. You will be involved in the day to day maintenance of support plans, reviews, medication, finances and supervisions in addition to other responsibilities and duties.
You must be resilient, flexible and composed in your approach as this will be a challenging environment to work in, although equally rewarding. You will understand the importance of reflective practice and be involved in debriefs and incident analysis to ensure the best possible outcomes for the individual.
Whilst no two days are the same typically, you will have a hands on approach to lead the team to support the individuals with everyday challenges such as encouraging and prompting personal cares, meal preparation, housekeeping, medication, attending health appointments and taking part in hobbies & activities. Crucially, enabling them to carry out tasks, chores and hobbies that most people take for granted but are meaningful to the people we support.
Due to the nature of the role, you should have previous senior or leadership experience within a similar environment.
This is a full time position which will include working on a rota basis covering days and waking nights.
If you share these values and really want to make a difference, click apply or call our friendly recruitment team on to find out more about Voyage and our broad range of Benefits.
COVID19 safety is important to us all, we support our staff and the people we support to stay safe by wearing correct PPE, including Type IIR Fluid Resistant Surgical Masks (FRSM), aprons and gloves at all times. We have a in-house team that ensures that all of our services have plenty of PPE at all times. All care and support is carried out following the latest Government guidance. Our aim is to keep you and the people we support safe.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the people we support. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS/PVG check for Regulated Activity which will include a check against the Barred adult list.
*Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010
Role Specific Requirements -
Driver: Flexible on Driver Requirement
Gender: No Specific Requirement