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Support Worker

 

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Support worker

 

Looking for a role where you can help to service users to get better?

Are you leaving close to Dereham, Norfolk?

We are looking for caring and enthusiastic people to become Support Workers who can make a difference to our service users lives, and we are particularly interested in people who have experience working with those with physical and mental health needs.

We are looking for someone who has passion, enthusiasm, and wants to make a real difference to someone's life. You will be supporting adults with everyday living, some of whom require minimal support right through to those with more complex needs, such as Autism and behaviours that can be challenging. You will help to support each individual to live a fulfilled life and remain as independent as possible. Some every day jobs could include administering medication, going for walks, giving personal care, going to events, day cares and schools, trips to places like the zoo and the beach, plus many more!

If that sounds like you, I am currently recruiting on the behalf of a national healthcare provider that is looking for caring and motivated individuals to join their team in the Dereham, Norfolk area on day shifts.

Overview:

  • Salary – £9.90 per hour
  • Hours of Work – Full-time position
  • Shifts – Flexible working time
  • Area – Dereham, Norfolk

Key Responsibilities of Support Worker:

  • To assist in the direct care provision of all aspects of the service users assessed care needs.
  • To participate in the basic nursing care of the service users under the supervision of trained staff e.g., bed bathing, pressure area, mouth care, and eye care.
  • To assist with problems with mobility, including those of mobility aids, where apron rate.
  • To help in the serving of meals and drinks, feeding those service users who are unable to feed themselves and ensuring that each resident receives the meal or diet that he/she has requested and is suitable for his/her needs.
  • Report immediately to the team leader in any accident or untoward incident, which may occur to a resident or a member of staff.
  • Assist in activities within the Home.
  • To help to maintain a safe environment for staff, service users and visitors, through awareness of health and safety policies and by attending training as required.
  • To attend appropriate training programmes/courses as available, which will further existing knowledge.
  • To undertake any other duties as required, in order to keeping the healthcare setting running smoothly, as delegated by the trained nursing staff or Home Manager.

Duties of Support Worker:

  • To attend and participate in staff meetings and attend all mandatory training when required
  • To attend supervision and appraisals ensuring that you have prepared for these when required
  • To attend any other training when a need has been identified
  • To assist with domestic duties in the home including cooking cleaning and laundry when the need arises
  • To communicate effectively with other staff, relatives and visitors including professional agencies regarding residents
  • To be fully aware of the fire policy and the awareness of food hygiene regulations
  • To be familiar with all current policies and procedures and understand your duty to comply and implement them when necessary
  • To wear uniform provided with plain black trousers and flat sensible shoes at all times
  • Ensure that you do not use a mobile telephone while on duty
  • To ensure that all information of a confidential nature gained in the course of duty is not divulged to third parties
  • To keep all records of domestic work completed after each shift in the appropriate book
  • Understand your duty to whistle blow if you witness bad practice or harm to a service user within the Home
  • To promote and ensure the good reputation of the health care setting at all times

Benefits:

  • Ability to access your wages throughout the month via Wagestream!
  • Refer a friend bonus scheme (£200 per placement.)
  • Paid annual leave 28 days per year. (Based on hours / pro rata.) and enhanced pay for working Christmas and Boxing Day & Bank Holidays.
  • Fully paid induction and training programme, and excellent on-going training from day one and throughout your career (Mandatory and specialised.)
  • Progression with internal promotions available across the group and excellent apprenticeship schemes.
  • Employee Care line with our confidential telephone counselling, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
  • Paid breaks and *free meals.
  • DBS costs paid for by the company and pension scheme.
  • Blue light card.

The position of Support Worker is very rewarding and makes a difference to the quality of life for service users on a daily basis. If you feel that you are the right person for this great opportunity, then please contact Gergana Atanasova at the Peterborough Office on 01733 606 2 40 for a confidential chat. Please note that the vacancy is located near to Dereham, Norfolk.

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