Support Worker

Public/Government jobs >> Social Care/Social Services

Negotiable

Permanent

Description

Support Worker

Location: Renfrewshire area

Salary: Hourly rate from £8.00/9.00 per hour – depending on experience + mileage paid + pension + holiday pay and much more!

Employment Type: Full time or Part time – flexible depending on your preference

Shifts: Days or evenings available (7am to 2pm OR 4pm to 10pm)

Contract type: Permanent

Smartcall are working with a Care at Home and Housing Support service that offer a wide range of service users within set service care models in Scotland. Service users are identified by social work or through private referral pathways that require an agreed level of specific support to achieve lifestyle goals and/or offer a continuum of support to ensure independence & lifestyle management.

Further Details:

As a Support Worker you will provide whatever help and encouragement is required by an individual for them to take control of their life. It is likely that to achieve this, the person receiving support will require aid from a number of different people, including friends, family, co-tenants. It will therefore be necessary for the support worker to respect and work co-operatively with others enabling the individual to live in their own home within their local community, based on the individual’s preferences/needs within the framework of the Care Plan and Risk Management Strategy.

BENEFITS FOR YOU

Free PVG Update

Free Uniform

Mileage (paid to both)

Access to recognised qualifications e.g. SVQs at SCQF Level 6, 7, and 9

Enhanced rates for Christmas and New Year

Pension

Paid holidays

Employee of the Month/Year accolades

Career Progression Pathways

Ongoing training

MAIN DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

Providing personal care including:

* Assisting a service user to rise from or go to bed

* Assistance with the physical transfer of service users, with or without the use of mechanical aids

* Assistance with personal hygiene, including cleaning as a result of incontinence or other personal needs.

* Assistance with washing, bathing and showering

* Dental hygiene

* Assistance with catheter care

* Assistance with colostomy care

* Assistance with stoma care

* Assistance with eye drops

* Assistance with shaving and hair care

* Assistance with dressing and undressing

* Assistance with toileting

* Assist service user to prepare for day care etc.

* Give social and emotional support as required

Awareness of health needs:

Recognise need to summon GP/nurse

Co-operation with relevant health and social care providers including GP, district nurse, health visitor, occupational therapist, social worker etc.

Assisting with medication, by prompting and monitoring the taking of medicine by service user

Uplift, collection and delivery of prescriptions

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB

Qualification/training (preferred)

A good standard of general education. Read and write legibly

SVQ in Health and Social Care or equivalent

Experience

Have experience of care at home and housing support

Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary setting

Knowledge/skill

Proven ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team

Knowledge and understanding of issues relating to people with disabilities and vulnerabilities.

A commitment to a service which provides support to vulnerable individuals, and which is respectful and according to the individuals’ wishes

Good communication skills (written and verbal). Ability to communicate effectively with Service Users, customers, colleagues, Managers and other persons with a legitimate interest in the project.

Commitment to training and development

Flexible and innovative approach to working

Knowledge of care planning systems

Empathy with the concept of Social Role Valorisation/Principles of Ordinary Living

Decision-making and problem-solving skills

If you are a Support Worker looking for a new opportunity, then please contact the Jennifer on (phone number removed). You can also send over your CV and let us know when there would be a good time for us to call you back!

So, make the SMARTCALL and speak to one of our advisors today about your next chapter in Healthcare!

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age
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