Support Worker (Residential Care) - Waking Nights Elms

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With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

To provide person centred support to adults with learning disabilities living in the care home enabling them to live an ordinary life as active citizens in the community.

In the context of Norwood's Policies and Procedures work as part of a team to provide individualised and personalised support to adults with a learning disability within a range of community and accommodation-based settings.

To work in partnership with the people that we support, the team and all other stakeholders to plan, organise, implement, monitor and review activities to achieve the agreed targets set out in Person Centred Plans, Individual Plans and Health Action Plans.

To exercise creativity in developing Person Centred Plans (PCP) with the people we support, enabling full participation in the process from setting up circles of support, to carrying out reviews.

As a Keyworker to be involved in the creation and implementation of Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) in accordance with Norwood's strategy for Life Long Learning.

In accordance with individual needs and wishes; enable the people we support to take control of their lives by maximising independence and participation in all personal, social, cultural, educational and employment opportunities.

Where required, and in accordance with support plans and individual preferences, provide personal care to the people we support maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.

To ensure that the support provided is flexible, individual and underpinned by person centred approaches following the principles of Active Support, Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI) or any other organisationally recognised approach to service delivery.

Working from PCPs, ensure that all processes and administrative functions are fulfilled to ensure that the outcomes are achieved, including Support and Care Planning, risk and financial management, monitoring, recording and reporting.

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The Details

Salary:
£8,488.39 - 9,541.62
Hours:
20
Job Type:
Permanent
Reporting To:
Homes Manager - Rhm
Location:
Crowthorne, Berkshire – Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire, Rg45 6bq
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Who Norwood Supports
 

Experience

Desirable

Experience of working with people with learning disabilities.

 

Qualifications

Desirable

Applicants with an NVQ in Health and Social Care Level is 2 desirable, or you should be willing to work towards achieving QCF 2.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

 

Knowledge & Skills

Essential

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with other staff, residents, parents and other professionals.

Good numeracy and literacy skills.

Desirable

Clean driving licence and willingness to drive Norwood's vehicles.

 

Personal

Essential

Understanding of and ability to cope with needs of residents i.e. challenging behaviour, physical and emotional needs.

Ability to meet basic care needs of residents.

Ability to be self motivated and use personal initiative within a structured framework.

Ability to work under pressure.

Ability to show empathy and understanding towards residents.

Understanding/awareness of or willingness to learn about the Jewish culture.

Ability to work flexibly.

Must be physically fit.

Understanding/awareness of Equal Opportunities.

Desirable

Ability to support and participate in recreational activities inside and outside the home.

 

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a Two Ticks accredited employer, this means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

 
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