Support Worker - Tikvah

With around 1250 passionate and committed staff, we deliver high quality services across a spectrum of age, need and ability.

Norwood is as devoted to our staff as we are to the people we look after. We offer a strong career progression, training and support to improve your skills. We have a range of care homes across London, and a major centre in Berkshire, plus our Head Office in North London.

Each and every role in Norwood is an essential part of the vital support services we offer.

Job Description

TIKVAH Woodpeckers is one Home set across two different Houses.

Tikvah is Home to 5 gentlemen aged between 38 and 57, each of whom is on the autistic spectrum and some of whom also have a physical disability.

Woodpeckers is currently Home to two, soon to be three, ladies all aged over 30 (don’t ask a lady her age!)

The shared theme in both areas of our Homes is a sense of humour, all of the people we support enjoy having a laugh with their support teams, all enjoy external pursuits including walking, cycling gaining access to community provided resources including ice skating and swimming. The People we Support are, with the right staff team, happy to try most things.

We need team members who aspire to make a difference, are willing to pursue a wide range of activities and have the understanding that autism makes our world a little different and that communication may be a little more complex. To become a member of our staff team you will need the following personal competencies: effective communication, active listening, patience, sense of humour, a ‘have a go’ and ‘can do’ attitude, an ability to start work at 0700 with a happy attitude J

Our Home’s offer to the right person is a shift pattern (average 36 hours per week across three days), an inclusive and approachable team, a positive atmosphere, and a rewarding role which supports provision of a positive, caring, safe and effective environment for the people we support.
•In the context of Norwood’s Policies and Procedures work as part of a team to provide individualised and personalised support to adults with a learning disability within a range of community and accommodation-based settings.
•To work in partnership with the people that we support, the team and all other stakeholders to plan, organise, implement, monitor and review activities to achieve the agreed targets set out in Person Centred Plans, Individual Plans and Health Action Plans.
•To exercise creativity in developing Person Centred Plans (PCP) with the people we support, enabling full participation in the process from setting up circles of support, to carrying out reviews.
•As a Keyworker to be involved in the creation and implementation of Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) in accordance with Norwood’s strategy for Life Long Learning.
•In accordance with individual needs and wishes; enable the people we support to take control of their lives by maximising independence and participation in all personal, social, cultural, educational and employment opportunities.
•Where required, and in accordance with support plans and individual preferences, provide personal care to the people we support maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.
•To ensure that the support provided is flexible, individual and underpinned by person centred approaches following the principles of Active Support, Training in Systematic Instruction (TSI) or any other organisationally recognised approach to service delivery.
•Working from PCPs, ensure that all processes and administrative functions are fulfilled to ensure that the outcomes are achieved, including Support and Care Planning, risk and financial management, monitoring, recording and reporting.

This job description is not an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of the service.

This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Norwood is a disability Confident employer. This means we are committed to employing people with disabilities.

Patron Her Majesty The Queen

Registered Charity No. 1059050

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The Job Details

 

Location: 

Tikvah - Berkshire

Salary: 

£15,641.66 - £17,432.54

Job Type: 

Permanent - Full Time

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