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

The Elms is a home located in a pleasant countryside setting, and currently accommodates 8 people. There are 5 females and 3 males, and their ages range from 53 to 71. Three people have their own self-contained flats. The people we support present with a wide range of learning and physical disabilities, and we would ideally be looking for staff who have previous experience of working in a learning disability setting.

Familiarity with complex (challenging) behaviour, epilepsy and dementia would also be useful; however we would also consider people with no experience but who have a positive attitude, work well as part of a team, and have a willingness to learn.

The people living in the Elms enjoy a variety of activities, including music, arts and crafts, walking and swimming. A full time support worker will work 36 hours on a rolling 3 week shift pattern; shift lengths vary from 6 to 13 hours. The Elms is a busy but welcoming home, and we strive to make a difference to the lives of the people who live here.

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

  • 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

Benefits:

  • The opportunity to work for a leading UK charity

  • 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: 

The Elms - Berkshire

Salary: 

£15,641.66 - £15,889.33

Job Type: 

Permanent - Full Time

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