Support Worker

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Posted on Nov 30, 2023 by CV-Library
Cwmbran, Gwent, United Kingdom
Other
Immediate Start
£10.6 - £10.6 Hourly
Full-Time
The Cwmbran family is recruiting!

We are looking for a full-time position 8 - 4 Monday to Friday, a job share of two part-time positions again starting and finishing 8 – 4 (flexibility can be discussed at interview) or part time 9-3. All positions will be responsible for transporting the individuals we support to and from the service via our minibus. A clean driving license is desirable and candidates over 25 who have held a driving license for a minimum of two years are essential for insurance purposes.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a zest for life, who want to make a huge impact in someone’s life and who isn’t afraid to get stuck in to make the individuals we support happy. Here at Cwmbran Day Opportunities, we help support adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities who want to get the most out of their day with meaningful inclusive activities. 

One individual we support is Michael who loves spending time at Cwmbran Day Opportunities. His confidence has grown, and he loves to get involved in singing and meeting his friends here. Building relationships and friendships is key to what we do here. This is important for our work, family as well as those we support. We’re looking for some new support workers who can join our team. We’ll help you settle in and support you as you get to know us all. This isn’t really a job, it’s more of a lifestyle where you get to spend your days helping others to enjoy theirs. If you can help us do that, please get in touch.

At Salutem Care and Education, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.

Now we've shared a glimpse of what it's like to work for us, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Salutem and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults in England and Wales across our residential homes, schools and day services. Our dedicated support teams empower individuals to overcome any obstacles and live the life they choose.

Key Responsibilities

Individual Outcome and Well Being

Within your defined service, ensure that you follow, deliver and participate in support planning which:

Is detailed and person-centred, and enables everyone to become more independent and develop life skills. This must include choice in each area of support.
Enables a proactive approach to the management of risks and that the individual is encouraged to take risks, which support personal growth in confidence and self esteem
Encourages the individual to establish and maintain relationships, with friends and families who they chose to have a friendship and relationship with as little or as often as they would like. New friendships should be encouraged and facilitated
Acknowledges and promotes diversity and is free from discrimination
-s clear about the wishes and desires of the individual and has clear plans for what we are commissioned to deliver.
Meets the legal requirements of the Health and Social Care Wales act, and any mainframe contract held with the commissioning body. It should also demonstrate best practice.
The completion of person-centred daily records and enabling the team to find creative ways of communicating i.e. easy read information
Where there are complex needs and behaviours that may challenge there is a clear plan which you will follow, based on functional evidence.
Assist in the admission and transition of the people we, ensuring as far as possible that they are made to feel welcome, and to offer practical support during the settling in period.
That there is a robust activity plan in place and that you follow for everyone which:

-Identifies opportunities for development, training, education, employment, volunteering etc.
-That tries new experiences- and gives people autonomy and control over the things they want to do and try. That is flexible, and can be changed.
-That has a robust approach to eating and drinking and that encourages the individual to be more independent, develop cooking skills and menu planning or be involved with your support.
That the enable the views of the individual are routinely sought through regular engagement with the individual by

Supporting at regular key-worker meetings
That people are supported with their medication through:

Being supported and encourage to self-administer medication where viable, using Salutem Policy and Procedures
That the individuals are kept safe, and where possible free from harm. Where harm does occur that this is reported in line with the local safeguarding procedure, and in line with the regulator. This should be done with your team leader and service manager.

Environment

Within your service, and through linking with your Senior, Team Leader and Registered Manager ensure that:

Health and Safety polices, and procedures are followed, which in include Fire Safety
Ensure documentation for the people we support is stored safely

That you are delivering an outstanding level of Care and Support through:

Identifying opportunities to be better. To deliver better care and support and to be innovative
Adhering to the use of Salutem Quality Assurance framework, systems and policies and procedures
Work in a way that embodies our core values
That trends, analysis and lessons learnt take place across the service.
That where incidents and accident occur in the service, that these are reported and managed in line with our polices and procedure, and you participate in debrief.

Ensuring that the policies and procedures devised by the organisation are followed and understood by yourself.

Effective use of resources, ensuring that best value is achieved

Other Considerations

This is an indicative job description and should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.

Knowledge, skills and competency

Practical experience with leading sessions and meaningful activities.

Ability to problem solve and think on your feet to ensure the Individuals we support achieve their own personal goals.

Experience with providing high quality personal care and the use of manual handling aids desirable.

Ability to drive a minibus and be willing to support individuals access the community and attend the service.

Basic knowledge of good food hygiene and correct use of PPE.

We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our team and our benefits package has something for everyone – including these key highlights:

- Competency Frameworks and Pay Scales – We have a development and reward initiative in place for all our individual colleagues and teams, showing clear career pathways, progression & promotion opportunities, and pay scales to work towards if desired.

- Blue Light Card – Working in social care, all our staff qualify for thousands of discounts in shops, restaurants, and venues on the high street with a Blue Light Card. You can register to get 2-years access to the Blue Light Card for £4.99 and reclaim this cost via our expenses process.

- Wagestream - Any day can be payday with Wagestream, as you can withdraw some of your wages earned early.*

- Care Friends, Refer-a-Friend Scheme – Instantly earn points and cash rewards for referring people you know for roles at Salutem.

- Sovereign Health Care Plan – Affordable cover to help with your healthcare and private medical costs.

- Canada Life, Group Life Assurance - To protect all our staff from day one of employment, we provide a Death in Service benefit via Canada Life, which is offered at 1 x your annual salary.

- Blink, our internal communications app - Giving you a voice and a sense of community across the organisation.

- Pension scheme - for all qualifying staff

- Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

As an organisation, we're committed to supporting our teams and offering a range of perks that look after your financial, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

*Terms and conditions apply.

We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

We hope this gives you a little glimpse into this role and vibe of our organisation. We want everyone at Salutem to live their best lives and look forward to hearing from you too! #applynow

​​​​​​​Required: Driving License (Must be able to drive the minibus for transporting service users)

Reference: 220686131

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Support Worker

CV-Library

Posted on Nov 30, 2023 by CV-Library

Cwmbran, Gwent, United Kingdom
Other
Immediate Start
£10.6 - £10.6 Hourly
Full-Time
The Cwmbran family is recruiting!

We are looking for a full-time position 8 - 4 Monday to Friday, a job share of two part-time positions again starting and finishing 8 – 4 (flexibility can be discussed at interview) or part time 9-3. All positions will be responsible for transporting the individuals we support to and from the service via our minibus. A clean driving license is desirable and candidates over 25 who have held a driving license for a minimum of two years are essential for insurance purposes.

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a zest for life, who want to make a huge impact in someone’s life and who isn’t afraid to get stuck in to make the individuals we support happy. Here at Cwmbran Day Opportunities, we help support adults with a range of learning and physical disabilities who want to get the most out of their day with meaningful inclusive activities. 

One individual we support is Michael who loves spending time at Cwmbran Day Opportunities. His confidence has grown, and he loves to get involved in singing and meeting his friends here. Building relationships and friendships is key to what we do here. This is important for our work, family as well as those we support. We’re looking for some new support workers who can join our team. We’ll help you settle in and support you as you get to know us all. This isn’t really a job, it’s more of a lifestyle where you get to spend your days helping others to enjoy theirs. If you can help us do that, please get in touch.

At Salutem Care and Education, we recognise the value and wisdom that come from all stages of life. Join our team to be a part of a community that truly appreciates the richness of age diversity.

Now we've shared a glimpse of what it's like to work for us, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Salutem and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults in England and Wales across our residential homes, schools and day services. Our dedicated support teams empower individuals to overcome any obstacles and live the life they choose.

Key Responsibilities

Individual Outcome and Well Being

Within your defined service, ensure that you follow, deliver and participate in support planning which:

Is detailed and person-centred, and enables everyone to become more independent and develop life skills. This must include choice in each area of support.
Enables a proactive approach to the management of risks and that the individual is encouraged to take risks, which support personal growth in confidence and self esteem
Encourages the individual to establish and maintain relationships, with friends and families who they chose to have a friendship and relationship with as little or as often as they would like. New friendships should be encouraged and facilitated
Acknowledges and promotes diversity and is free from discrimination
-s clear about the wishes and desires of the individual and has clear plans for what we are commissioned to deliver.
Meets the legal requirements of the Health and Social Care Wales act, and any mainframe contract held with the commissioning body. It should also demonstrate best practice.
The completion of person-centred daily records and enabling the team to find creative ways of communicating i.e. easy read information
Where there are complex needs and behaviours that may challenge there is a clear plan which you will follow, based on functional evidence.
Assist in the admission and transition of the people we, ensuring as far as possible that they are made to feel welcome, and to offer practical support during the settling in period.
That there is a robust activity plan in place and that you follow for everyone which:

-Identifies opportunities for development, training, education, employment, volunteering etc.
-That tries new experiences- and gives people autonomy and control over the things they want to do and try. That is flexible, and can be changed.
-That has a robust approach to eating and drinking and that encourages the individual to be more independent, develop cooking skills and menu planning or be involved with your support.
That the enable the views of the individual are routinely sought through regular engagement with the individual by

Supporting at regular key-worker meetings
That people are supported with their medication through:

Being supported and encourage to self-administer medication where viable, using Salutem Policy and Procedures
That the individuals are kept safe, and where possible free from harm. Where harm does occur that this is reported in line with the local safeguarding procedure, and in line with the regulator. This should be done with your team leader and service manager.

Environment

Within your service, and through linking with your Senior, Team Leader and Registered Manager ensure that:

Health and Safety polices, and procedures are followed, which in include Fire Safety
Ensure documentation for the people we support is stored safely

That you are delivering an outstanding level of Care and Support through:

Identifying opportunities to be better. To deliver better care and support and to be innovative
Adhering to the use of Salutem Quality Assurance framework, systems and policies and procedures
Work in a way that embodies our core values
That trends, analysis and lessons learnt take place across the service.
That where incidents and accident occur in the service, that these are reported and managed in line with our polices and procedure, and you participate in debrief.

Ensuring that the policies and procedures devised by the organisation are followed and understood by yourself.

Effective use of resources, ensuring that best value is achieved

Other Considerations

This is an indicative job description and should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.

Knowledge, skills and competency

Practical experience with leading sessions and meaningful activities.

Ability to problem solve and think on your feet to ensure the Individuals we support achieve their own personal goals.

Experience with providing high quality personal care and the use of manual handling aids desirable.

Ability to drive a minibus and be willing to support individuals access the community and attend the service.

Basic knowledge of good food hygiene and correct use of PPE.

We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our team and our benefits package has something for everyone – including these key highlights:

- Competency Frameworks and Pay Scales – We have a development and reward initiative in place for all our individual colleagues and teams, showing clear career pathways, progression & promotion opportunities, and pay scales to work towards if desired.

- Blue Light Card – Working in social care, all our staff qualify for thousands of discounts in shops, restaurants, and venues on the high street with a Blue Light Card. You can register to get 2-years access to the Blue Light Card for £4.99 and reclaim this cost via our expenses process.

- Wagestream - Any day can be payday with Wagestream, as you can withdraw some of your wages earned early.*

- Care Friends, Refer-a-Friend Scheme – Instantly earn points and cash rewards for referring people you know for roles at Salutem.

- Sovereign Health Care Plan – Affordable cover to help with your healthcare and private medical costs.

- Canada Life, Group Life Assurance - To protect all our staff from day one of employment, we provide a Death in Service benefit via Canada Life, which is offered at 1 x your annual salary.

- Blink, our internal communications app - Giving you a voice and a sense of community across the organisation.

- Pension scheme - for all qualifying staff

- Free DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service)

As an organisation, we're committed to supporting our teams and offering a range of perks that look after your financial, mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.

*Terms and conditions apply.

We have a massive duty of care towards those we support who are often the most vulnerable in society, which is why our staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines and focus on self-care too.

We hope this gives you a little glimpse into this role and vibe of our organisation. We want everyone at Salutem to live their best lives and look forward to hearing from you too! #applynow

​​​​​​​Required: Driving License (Must be able to drive the minibus for transporting service users)

Reference: 220686131

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