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Support Worker

Job Reference: WAR15752KR3

Expiry Date: 20th March 2024

Location: Warwick, West Midlands
Hourly Rate of pay: £10.42
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours per week: up to 26 hours can be job shared- please state hours you are applying for.
Applicants must be 25 years of age or over.

When you are Required

Specific days/times required:
• Monday,
• Saturday, 11 am- Sunday 09.00 am
• Sunday, 16.30 pm - Monday 08.30 am
Dates and times are flexible and can be discussed at interview.
This position will require:
• Sleep-ins

About the Employer

To provide social support and inclusion to a young man living in the Warwick area. To support to maintain independence at home and within the community. To provide support in a holistic manner by assisting, enabling, and maintaining general wellbeing, both in the home and in the community, whilst also helping to maintain dignity and independence. You will join an established team who provide support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Any concerns about any aspects of care must be reported to me. Annual leave, 50% of Al entitlement must be taken by half way through the annual leave year 1st June to 31st may. Unless by special agreement with me.

Employer Disability and Health Conditions
• Mobility / Physical • Cognitive / Learning

The employer's hobbies and interests:
• places of interesr• visiting relatives• shopping

Other relevant information

About the Role

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support and/or prompt with personal care. This may include toileting, showering/bathing, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed.
• Support and/or prompt with cooking/meal preparation and eating meals/drinks.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to take medication.
• Assist with household chores and general homemaking.
• Support and/or prompt to attend appointments as necessary, e.g. hospital/doctors.
• Support with food shopping.
• Support to get to and from school/work/college/social activities.
• Support and/or prompt the individual to access sporting and leisure activities.
• Assist and encourage socialisation, participating in activities.
• Promote and encourage friendships and independence.
• Develop a good and trusting one to one working relationship.
• Support with managing paperwork & correspondence.
• Support with gardening.

Only candidates aged 18 or over should apply for this position as you will be required to administer medication.

The individuals needs may vary from day to day and your tasks may reflect this. You could be required to perform other duties as reasonably required.

You have a responsibility as an employee to report all accidents to the employer immediately. You have a duty to report defects and / or hazards which may give rise to an accident. You are to ensure the safety of the individual at all times.

Due to the nature of the work for which you are applying, this post is subject to a satisfactory DBS disclosure (costs will be covered).

Transport Requirement

Full driving licence is essential as the role requires you to drive the employer’s vehicle, for insurance purpose you must be


Required Skills

• Be honest, reliable, trustworthy and punctual.• Maintain confidentiality and respect privacy, including the prohibited use of social media in relation to the job role.
• To be able to work on own initiative.
• To work as part of a team.
• To be able to follow instructions accurately.
• Be patient, supportive and caring.
• Have good listening skills and be able to provide non-judgemental emotional support.
• Be empathetic.
• Previous caring experience is not essential, however you should have a genuine interest in supporting people with a disability/illness to achieve their goals.
• Be able to work flexibly, adapting to the employers needs on a daily basis.
• Flexibility would be an advantage as the hours may be variable.
• Be self-motivated with a willingness to get involved.
• Have a lively personality.

Required Training
Successful candidates are required to undertake any training that is considered necessary and appropriate to the role.

Moving and Handling. Training will be provided by the employer.

Does this position interest you?

This advert may close before the stated date if sufficient applications are received.

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