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Senior Support Worker- Nights

Fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Senior Support worker within Adult Social care.

Working with an established company based in Swindon, modelling high professional standards and have excellent knowledge of relevant legislation, regulation and practise methods.

You will work alongside the Deputy ensuring that the service provided meets all required standards.

The post holder will participate in the working rota, which includes evening and weekend shifts as required.

They may also be asked to work with other service user groups at the discretion of the manager.

About you;

To supervise and support staff in providing a user led service.
, To participate in the assessment and care/support planning process.

To continuously assess service user needs and monitor the aims, objectives and outcomes of the care/support plan.
, To be responsible for ensuring all Medication Policies and Procedures are met to ensure service users medicals are maintained.

To support service users in all aspects of administering medication as prescribed by GP, consultant or prescribing nurse in line with the company Medication Policy.

To administer medication to service users where necessary as set down in individual service users' care plans.
, To attend training courses to improve and broaden knowledge and skills base to keep up to date with current issues.

To participate in the training and induction of new care staff.
, To be involved in providing personal care for service users.

To encourage and enable service users to develop and maintain skills to maximise independent living and to participate in the monitoring of service users mental and physical health.
, Maintain accurate and up to date records of work with service users, including report writing of occurrences, medication reporting any accidents or incidents that occur.
, To assist in providing regular supervision and appraisals as instructed by the manager.
, To be part of the management team taking on responsibilities delegated by the Deputy Manager.
, To liaise with the Deputy Manager on service user issues.
, To make day to day decisions ensuring the service user and staff safety is upheld.
, To support the Deputy Manager with ensuring Care Quality Commission standards are maintained.
, To support the Deputy Manager with change management.

The post holder will demonstrate professional commitment by taking responsibility for their conduct, practice and learning, with support through supervision.

With experience of caring for vulnerable older people.

Experience of working in the community or care home on a one to one basis with service users.

Knowledge of anti-discriminatory practice.

Knowledge of Health and Safety and manual handling issues.

Understanding of the need to keep within professional boundaries.

Experience of loan and team working.

Experience in managing staff.

NVQ level 3.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act “for the effective performance of a customer-facing role”).

As part of the COVID19 strategy this role will be subject to regular covid19 testing, as per the guidance set out by the Department of Health and Social Care.

Benefits for your hard work:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata
    , Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
    , A career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme
    , Leisure discounts
    , Legal Services discounts
    , Eating Out, Shopping and Entertainment discounts

In addition:

  • Parental leave, adoption leave and compassionate leave
    , Career breaks
    , An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), for free advice from trained professionals
    , Stress management programmes
    , A commitment to the health and wellbeing of our employees

Please contact a member of the recruitment for full details.