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Senior Support Worker, Purton, Wiltshire.

Salary: £10.85ph
Shifts: 07:00 – 14:30 and 14:00 – 21:30 Rotational shifts

Responsible to: Manager / Deputy
Responsible for: Support Workers
Accountable to: Operations Director / CEO

About the Company:

Holmleigh Care Homes Ltd currently employs over 400 staff and is one of the leading independent care providers in the South West of England. For over 20 years Holmleigh Care has provided varying levels of support for adults in residential care; supported living as well as providing additional help within the individual’s own homes. The care we provide is catered specifically for each individual, promoting independence, confidence and helping each person to live a happy and fulfilled life.

Holmleigh Care are committed to ensuring that the REACH standards are at the core of its supported living services however the principles for those we support around living a good life that focuses on choice, Independence and equal opportunity is integral to our ethos and all those we support whether this be within our residential homes or supported living services.

Benefits of working for the Holmleigh Care team:

  • Paid annual leave – 20 days per year + 8 bank holidays
  • Competitive rates of pay with enhanced pay for overtime worked
  • Permanent contracts
  • FREE training to achieve qualifications in Social Care
  • FREE DBS check
  • Career progression path within the company
  • NEST Pension Scheme with employer contribution
  • A paid full induction programme to Care Certificate Standards
  • Earn £200 for every friend you refer (after completion of their 6-month probation)

The Role:

  • To lead the team in the provision of best quality of care to all clients that promotes dignity, privacy, safety, and independence. To involve the clients in the decision making in all aspects of their life
  • Supporting the Manager/Deputy Care Manager to develop Care Plans and Risk Assessments with a person-centred approach. Manage the updating of these documents to ensure that the client’s care needs and preferences are accurately reflected. Reviewing will be completed within agreed timeline of either 3 or 6 months
  • To provide clear leadership and direction to care support workers in relation to work issues and to offer guidance, support, and training staff where appropriate
  • To ensure clients are actively involved in activities within their own home or within their community
  • To organise and encourage participation from clients in a variety of housekeeping duties and tenancy responsibilities, these will include personal and communal areas within their home environment
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with clients and their families; to assist the Manager/Deputy Care Manager by liaising with external agencies to include G.P; Social Workers; CLDT; etc on behalf of all clients
  • To attend all client care reviews along with the Manager/Deputy Care Manager, providing evidence of current care and support needs
  • To offer choice and control in all areas of the client’s life

To be successful in this role as Senior Support Worker you will need:

  • Senior Carer Experience: (2years preferred)
  • Complex Physical Disabilities Experience: (2 years preferred)
  • Strong Knowledge around care plans and Risk assessments
  • Have the ability to lead and direct support teams
  • High level of communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Driving License and Vehicle (this would be advantageous)

Main Responsibilities

  • To assist clients with personal care where required which may involve assistance with; health and medication requirements; manual handling; eating and preparing meals; continence requirements; handling personal possessions; finances and documents; entering the home (bedroom, bathroom and toilet); shopping; household activities to include cleaning
  • To support clients in safely accessing facilities and activities both within their home and in the community
  • To assist/support clients in managing behaviour’s of concern and to use approved intervention strategies when required (this is subject to staff receiving appropriate training e.g PBM/PBS)
  • To manager behaviours of concern adhering to strategies and procedures set out for individuals with legislation
  • To maintain records (e.g. care plans) where necessary, ensuring these are wholly accurate, up to date and completed in a timely manner
  • Understand individual client care hours within the home, and ensure all staff are supporting clients to reflect their care and support needs accordingly
  • Participate in mandatory staff meetings; this will include both team and senior management meetings. You will implement procedural improvements as directed by your Manager
  • Undertake the induction of new staff and co-ordinate staff training and development for the team to promote best practice
  • Allocation of tasks to support care workers and ensuring any shortfalls on the rota are covered, especially in the absence of the manager/deputy
  • Ensure the staff work within current policies and procedures and supporting care plans and risk assessments of clients
  • To comply with the company’s guidelines policies and procedures always and to ensure that any potential hazards within the home are reported to the appropriate person immediately
  • To ensure confidentiality is always maintained, in keeping with the Data Protection Act (DPA) 1998 – ensuring that clients personal details are not disclosed to any unauthorised person and all records are maintained within the DPA 1998 requirements
  • The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated, energetic people person who is keen to learn, happy to assist with personal care, and wants to help service users achieve their goals and be able to remain calm in difficult situations.

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