Care & Support Worker

Care & Support Worker
Isle of Wight - Freshwater, Ryde, Newport & Bay Area
35 hours per week
3 month temp to perm contract
£12.50 p/h / £22,750
One of the largest Housing Associations in the UK is recruiting for a Care & Support Worker to provide personalised care to residents across the Isle of Wight on an initial temp to perm basis.

The Service
This Care & Support Worker post is based in schemes and services, located in Freshwater, Ryde, Newport and the Bay area of the Isle of Wight.

The Role
The focus of this Care & Support Worker is to work as part of a team providing personalised care and support to residents and people who use our services in line with established care and support plans.
As a support and care worker you will work with older people, frail elderly, people with a learning disability and autism, people with mental health issues and people with complex needs.
The role of care and support worker role, provides services in supported housing schemes, extra care schemes and community based services.
This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Provide care to residents and people who use our services, as identified in their person centred care plan.

    This may include some intimate personal care.

  • Deliver care in a way which promotes independence, rights, choices and inclusion in the community.

  • Summon professional assistance in the case of an emergency.

  • Practice within the criteria set out in the Care Quality Commission standards ensuring residents have an up-to-date care plan and risk assessment which reflects their individual needs and wishes.

  • Key-working (one-to-one) duties, as required.

  • Maintain and develop professional relationships.

  • Ensure residents are respected and treated with dignity.

  • Provide assistance with the security of the resident's home, and provide support with maintaining a safe and secure environment.

  • Follow health and safety policies and procedures at all times, including food hygiene, manual handling, medication administration and infection control.

  • Monitor the health and wellbeing of residents and people who use our service.

The Candidate
No experience is required for this Care & Support Worker role as all training will be provided.

However, you will need the below characteristics to excel in the role:

  • Be able to listen and communicate effectively at all levels and have good written communication and numeracy skills.

  • Have empathy, compassion and patience.

  • Be able to adapt to working environments.

  • Have a keenness to make a positive contribution to improving the quality of life for people with care needs.

  • Have the ability to form positive relationships.

  • Have the ability to act calmly in emergencies and respond in a professional manner to stressful and challenging behaviour.

  • Be a well-motivated self-starter, with a flexible approach to work.

  • Be able to work as part of a team.

  • Have a commitment to promoting equal opportunities and anti- discriminatory practices.

  • Have basic it skills.

  • Be able to work within professional boundaries.

Due to the nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, you will require an enhanced DBS.

The Package
This is a temp-to-perm Care & Support Worker role, on an initial 3-month contract, working 35 hours per week.
The purpose of the vacancy is to cover the recruitment process for a permanent staff member, but if you are successful in the role there is a strong chance the contract will become permanent beyond 12 weeks.
Pay will be pro rata, in line with the permanent salary of £22,750.

Referral Bonus
If this Care & Support Worker role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Care & Support Worker role, please send your CV lee .

mc millan @ service care .

org .

uk or call me on 01772 208 966 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Care & Support Worker role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region

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