Outline of Colleague Role: Support Worker
Local Lanarkshire Care was established in April 2017 offering excellence in care for the local community. We offer a wide range of care and support to those living in and around Lanarkshire who require additional support. Our values include commitment, caring and accountability with a real emphasis on employing local people to offer services for the local community.
We are currently looking for Support Workers who are interested in helping people live happy, fulfilled lives within North Lanarkshire.
· Role is required to be flexible and responsive.
· Responsible for assisting our customers to develop and follow a positive personal plan with clear and regularly reviewed objectives. This includes undertaking risk assessments as appropriate.
· Responsible for planning, organising, reporting and documenting all aspects of our customer’s care.
· Empowering our customers to make informed decisions and promote independence in all aspects of daily life.
· Work in a creative and proactive manner
· To ensure a consistent and caring service is delivered at all times.
· Promote and implement ways of working to promote physical and emotional well-being and personal and health needs.
· Promote a positive, settled and stable environment for our supported people.
· Establish relationships ensuring regular contact is in place for all our customers with key individuals relevant in their lives.
· Communicate with our customers taking account of their needs and using the most appropriate methods.
· Work co-operatively as part of a team, this includes documenting and following guidelines and multi-agency protection plans. This includes attending and contributing to team meetings/other meetings regarding the plan of care.
· Ensure the maintenance of records e.g. Personal Plans, H&S, financial recording and others.
· Assist our supported people during their holiday/short break where required.
· Undertake responsibility for personal and professional development and contribute to a shared learning environment.
· Undertake training and SVQ assessment to the appropriate level in Health & Social Care.
· Successful candidates will be required to register with the SSSC.
· Adhere to all statutory and legislative requirements relative to the role. This includes adhering to SSSC Codes of Practice, Care Inspectorate standards and contractual requirements.
· Ensure induction, training plan and mandatory training is completed within the required time scales.
· Participate in team meetings and identify ways in which the organisation can be continually improved.
· Undertake responsibility for personal and professional development.
· Carry out any other relevant duties as required.
· Have a full UK driving licence with access to a car.
· Required to gain SVQ Level 3 to meet requirements of SSSC registration.
· Ability to meet the physical demands involved in providing care and assistance to our supported people.
· Good IT skills.
· To work autonomously and to make decisions independently appropriate to the level of the post.
· To ensure that all our supported people’s confidence in all aspects of communication.
· Excellent time keeping
· Ensuring our supported people and colleagues are always kept safe .
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to apply with a CV or request an application form.