Support Worker

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

Orchard is a busy home for four gentlemen and five ladies ages between 31-67 years. The people we support in the home have moderate to severe learning disabilities with complex behaviours. You would be supporting people who have epilepsy, are on the autistic spectrum and people who have additional mental health conditions.

The house has six bedrooms over two floors with an additional two flats within the building providing accommodation to a further three people. The people who live in Orchard are lively and love to be with their support staff, talking and being busy. If you are dynamic and want to help people to get the most out of life then you will find Orchard a very rewarding place to work – seeing the immediate effect your support and encouragement gives to people. You will be part of a bigger staff team and will be given all the training you need to do a great job.

JOB ROLE

To provide person centred support to adults with learning disabilities living in the care home enabling them to live an ordinary life as active citizens in the community.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.

General

  1. To maintain standard of dress that is appropriate to the role and in accordance with the organisation’s dress policy.
  1. To maintain confidentiality at all times and to ensure respect for, proper observance of and adherence to Norwood's confidentiality policy for all staff.
  1. To attend regular supervision sessions with line manager, regular team meetings and undertake relevant training as and when required.
  1. To take all reasonable care of the health and safety of everyone who may be affected by acts or omissions in regards to any duty or requirement imposed upon the organisation by or under any of the relevant statutory provisions, to co-operate with the organisation as far as it necessary to enable that duty or requirement to be performed or complied with.
  1. To report to the Health and Safety Manager either serious risks or your concerns over safety issues.
  1. To work collaboratively with volunteers to ensure that their contribution enhances quality of service provision and support across the organisation.
  1. To work at other Norwood locations.
  1. To undertake any other duties which are consistent with the post

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

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to work for a leading UK charity

  • Competitive salary & benefits package

  • Generous annual leave entitlement

  • A challenging and varied role

  • A supportive team

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: 

Berkshire

Salary: 

£15,641.66 - £17,432.54

Job Type: 

Permanent - Full Time

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