Do you have an interest in helping those with mental health needs and complex learning disabilities to live with less restriction and greater independence? Are you energetic and enthusiastic, with a desire to make a difference and enrich the lives of others?
We are recruiting on behalf of a trusted organisation that’s belief is that everyone entrusted to their care deserves to be treated with dignity, compassion and honesty. With their clients coming from a variety of backgrounds this Social Care provider offers supports to both men and women with mental health needs, learning disabilities and acquired brain injury. Through purposely designed homes across South Wales and the South West, they offer a specialist residential service that provides step down and rehabilitation within a clinical care pathway.
As a Support Worker in one of their Newport-based homes, you will be required to provide residential and therapeutic support to all clients, enabling them to gain greater independence to facilitate as easy a transition as possible. You will encourage our service users to become actively involved in the running of their home, as well as helping to manage weekly meetings to ensure our residents get the opportunity to feedback on service they receive. Working alongside their multi-disciplinary team, you will help to facilitate active rehabilitation through promoting programmes of education and leisure activities in the local communities.
The normal working week is 38.5 hours worked flexibly Monday to Sunday. Shifts will include days, evenings, nights, weekends and bank holidays.
Your benefits will include:
- a salary of £17,561.25+ dependent on experience and qualifications
- opportunities to access overtime bonuses
- 21 days’ annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays
- career succession planning
- extensive training
- overtime bonus
To join our team, you must:
- demonstrate enthusiasm and an innovative approach to enriching our service users’ lives
- have excellent communication skills
- have a desire to learn
- be able to undertake an enhanced DBS check
The service is delivered from a delightful detached house set in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Newport. The house is suitable for those that may require specialist aids and adaptations to meet mobility difficulties and/or physical disability. The houses location is ideal for clients with forensic needs, where city living is inappropriate or those that prefer a more peaceful and tranquil environment.
The home offers easy access to the facilities of Newport, as well as the shops, libraries, cafes and leisure centres at nearby Chepstow. Service users who are eligible for mobility are supported by the staff team to acquire their own vehicles, although the home does have its own transport.
This service works very closely with their in-house clinicians and offers a multidisciplinary team including psychology, positive behavioural therapy, SALT, OT and physiotherapy. Service users are registered with a local GP and are eligible for district nursing services if required.
The model of care at this service is based on the Recovery Model, recognising that each individual should have access to a full life beyond disability diagnosis or label. Additionally they offer Positive Behavioural Support plans and strategies, enabling clients to reduce behaviours that challenge which may have in the past restricted the opportunities they were able to access.
Many of the service users at there have slow recovery pathways, with some supported right through to palliative care.
If you would like more information about this role please contact Maria on 02920 104020
- PositionSupport Worker – PERMANENT
- Type of workSocial Care, Adult
- Contract/position start date03/05/2021
- Duration/likely durationno end date
- Contract type (temp/perm/term to perm)half_term
- Full/Part time
- Minimum rate of pay
1 years experience of working in a care setting