Weekend Support Worker
Do you want to join a unique and dynamic organisation?
We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic individuals to join our team of dedicated support workers.
We are a Supported Living provider where adults with learning disabilities live together in a meaningful community, offering a range of accommodation styles and activities. We believe each individual matters and we focus on supporting people through community life whilst ensuring everyone can be themselves, with their own habits and tastes. We have thriving onsite activities that include our Garden, Crafts, Cookery and Textiles Workshops. Each participant is able to develop their skills, creativity and working life, and have the valuable opportunity to be recognised as individuals with a creative input. We also value being part of our local and wider community, and actively support each of our residents in benefiting from the range of activities and facilities available there. The celebration of festivals throughout the year is an important part of life in a Camphill community. This common life of celebration strengthens our sense of community and belonging, and connects us to the meaning of our shared lives.
As a Support Worker your main responsibilities will included but are not limited to:
- Work in a supportive and flexible way helping to enable clients in fulfilling their potential for independence, choice, inclusion and control and to achieve their aspirations for independent living.
- Work according to and where appropriate contribute to clients’ individualised needs assessments, support plans and risk assessments.
- Plan and carry out activities ensuring that clients are supported in a personalised way considering their individual choices, aspirations, goals and level of support. Activities will include supporting clients to:
- maintain a clean, tidy and welcoming living environment.
- use appropriate laundry facilities so they can be enabled to do their washing to ensure they have suitable and appropriate clothing to wear.
- plan, shop for and prepare wholesome meals taking into account their choices and wishes.
- maintain their health and well-being by assisting them to arrange and attend medical appointments and follow treatment plans as prescribed.
- actively participate in managing their money and working in partnership with appointees and legal representatives.
- maintain an active and supportive social life taking into account individual choices and wishes.
- support clients to access college courses, training and other day time activities.
- Support people to administer their medication safely and in line with policies and procedures.
- Contribute to the safeguarding of clients from any form of abuse.
- Deliver high quality dignified personal care.
- Work according to Thornleigh Camphill Communities’ policies and procedures ensuring compliance with CQC Fundamental Standards and Skills for Care Code of Conduct for Social Care Workers in England.
- Where appropriate and in consultation with Thornleigh Camphill Communities management liaise with clients’ parents, social workers and others to make sure that the network of support around each person is functioning effectively.
- Advocate for clients when appropriate.
- Attend staff meetings and other meetings as appropriate.
- Promote equality, diversity and human rights irrespective of people’s race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.
- Actively contribute to and participate in social activities at Thornleigh Camphill Communities in order to support clients to create and maintain a healthy community life.
- Undertake other delegated tasks and responsibilities that fall within your capabilities.
What we offer
- A comprehensive induction programme.
- High quality training and development opportunities.
- Hourly rate starting at £9.40.
- Free on-site parking.
- Meals when on duty at mealtimes.
- 6.6 weeks holiday entitlement (pro rata for part-time work).
- Pension scheme.