Senior Support Assistant (Supported Living)

Public/Government jobs >> Social Care/Social Services

Negotiable

Permanent

Description

Job Description: Senior Support Assistant

Responsible To: Service Manager/Team Leader or other Manager as designated by the company.

This is a really important role within the business operation, supporting management to ensure that the operation runs smoothly and the right level of support can be provided at each of the supported living units within the area. You will be required to work flexibly to support your colleagues with a range of tasks designed to support the service users and enhance their quality of supported living. This role would particularly suit someone who is experienced in supported living and would like to prepare themselves to step up into a management role.

Do you want to be part of a fast growing organisation where there are ample opportunities to grow and further your caeer? Do you enjoy helping others and monitoring and tracking their development? If so,we would love to hear from you, as we have a great opportunity for an experienced Senior Support Assistant to join our team in Aylesbury; tasked with ensuring our Supported Living services are being run and maintained effectiively and ensuring that our service users are at the centre of what we do.

Summary of Benefits: Annual salary up to £24,000 depending on experience

28 days annual leave

Company Pension Scheme

Mileage paid for business use

Car business insurance paid

Specific Duties: The SA will be specifically responsible for:

Supporting the Manager, Team Leader and Senior Staff in day to day operations of supported housing unit(s)
Maximisation of Service user interests by liaising with internal and external stakeholders; and implementation of each Service user's support plan
Safeguarding the rights and dignity of each Service user
Fostering of a positive environment in which SUs are actively engaged
Conducting daily assessment of service user's mental and physical state; updating associated records and informing management
Supporting SUs to build their confidence, self-esteem and their ability to manage their mental health symptoms
Promoting SUs health and assist in their accurate medication
Training and supporting staff to promote SUs hygiene and personal presentation
Supporting SUs with developing social skills and future independent living
Supporting SUs with their daily living skills and domestic chores
Supporting SUs with scheduling and attending appointments and day time activities
Supporting SUs to use public transport
Encouraging and motivating SUs into employment, voluntary work and/or education
Maintaining the cleanliness, quality, security and safety of each home and individual service user accommodation
Accurate and timely update of SUs and house records
Conducting regular two-way communication with SUs and management
Key Work with designated SUs; and delivery of specific support as outlined in their support plans
Successfully achieving the individual objectives set by the company
Enhancing current operations through continuous improvementQualifications: The following qualification, skills and experience are required for this role:

Preference for NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care with a minimum of two years experience of care-working within a supported living environment.
Strong living skills that can be transferred to service users i.e. all daily living skills etc.
Experience of supporting SU's with Learning Disabilities
Competence in the use of Microsoft Office and Internet applications
Strong English spoken, listening and written communication skills
Full driving licence and use of own car are ESSENTIAL. Please apply now for immediate consideration, and to secure an excellent opportunity which offers great scope for development and career progression
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  • CV-114769
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