Ref. 59529

Support Worker

  • Location: Darlington, England
  • Salary: £10.39 - £12 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Support Worker to work with the Reablement Team in Darlington. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £10.39 – £12.00 per hour (PAYE). The hours would be over a 7 day rota with 2 shift patterns .07.30am -1.30pm or 4pm -10pm. Each shift is 6 hours.

The role:

To work with people primarily within their own homes in a goal centred outcome focused manner to enable them to achieve maximum independence; preventing, reducing or delaying the need for ongoing support where possible.

Key Responsibilities:

      To identify and create personalised goals as per the individual’s reablement support plan. This will involve care and support tasks such as personal care, mobility and transfers, meal preparation and maintenance of essential hygiene in a reablement focused way to maximise independence.

To visit individuals who are experiencing a change in physical ability. This could be with individuals experiencing symptoms of old age or mental health needs. To act appropriately in emergencies. E.g. contacting GP, community health, emergency services etc.

To travel to individuals homes within Darlington and surrounding villages as directed.

To display sensitivity and provide a high standard of support at all times, preserving dignity, respect and equality in line with organisational requirements.

To provide support and encouragement in accordance with the agreed support plan to help the individuals regain skills and confidence and maximise their opportunity to be as independent as possible.

To support/prompt individuals to take any prescribed medication and administer where appropriate. Ensure supervision of medication is carried out and recorded in line with the medication policy.

To record and provide information regarding an individual’s progress within the reablement pathway.

To work with the Reablement Coordinator to review the support plan, update goals and revise where appropriate.

To contact emergency services or other appropriate services where a need is identified E.g. medical, physical changes, living conditions/inappropriate housing, or safeguarding concerns etc.

To advise the Reablement Coordinator when further support, E.g. occupational therapist input, telecare or equipment, might be needed to enable the individual who is using the service to achieve their goals.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check and references covering the last 2 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: Flexible.

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