Vacancies at new beginnings

 

 

 


Senior Support Worker - No Vacancies at Present

 


Job Description 

This is a key position in which the post holder will support the Team Leader in the delivery of a high quality service to the Service Users.

Outline of Duties

  • Support Service Users in a way that empowers them to plan their lives and gives them respect and value.
  • Participate in the Personal Centred Planning process.
  • Support tenants in upholding their individual rights, particularly with regards to choice, respect and dignity.
  • Help to identify training and development needs of self and support workers.
  • Participate in service training as identified.
  • Adhere to and ensure that all New Beginnings policies and procedures are being carried out.
  • Ensure the maintenance of appropriate and positive attitudes and values within the service.
  • Supervise support workers in their work.
  • Carry out administrative tasks as directed by the Head of Department or Team Leader.
  • Liase with the people involved in the lives of the householders.
  • Participate in the development of support networks for householders.
  • Working with the Team Leader in health, safety, monitoring, identifying hazards and supporting tenants and staff in health and safety matters.
  • To be able to ‘stand in’ to cover Team Leader absences.

This job description is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities, as this post is currently being developed by New Beginnings. It does however; embrace the main duties and attitudes required for post holders. In order to be responsive to changing needs, it will be subject to review. Modification will only take place after consultation of the post holder.

 

 

 

 

 

Team Leader -     No Vacancies at Present

 


Job Description 

This is a key role where the post holder ensures that the level of support and care delivered to the Service Users, meet all national, local, company standards and protocols. The post holder is responsible to the Operations Manager and should provide positive and effective leadership of the support team. The Team Leader will hold NVQ Level 3 or other appropriate qualifications. If necessary, as part of an assured care plan to participate (after training) in control and restraint strategies.

Outline of Duties

  • Support the Service Users in a way that empowers them to plan their lives and gives them respect and value.
  • Support tenants in upholding their individual rights, particularly with regards to choice, dignity, confidentiality and tenancy issues.
  • Report any suspicion of abuse/substandard practice immediately to the Operations Manager.
  • Adhere to all policies, procedures, protocols, care plans and risk assessments and ensure that they are being carried out.
  • Identify training and development needs of self and support staff and participate in training as required.
  • Supervise support workers in their work.
  • Carry out administrative tasks as directed.
  • Positively liase with people involved in the lives of the Service Users.
  • Participate in the development of support networks for Service Users
  • Ensure that the working environment is healthy and safe. Monitor health & safety matters and ensure records are kept and equipment maintained. Report accidents/incidents to the Operations Manager.
  • Maintain up to date records of a Service Users progress and provide reports and attend meetings as required.
  • Ensure that regular Person Centred Planning meetings are held and that a Service Users plan is implemented and developed.
  • Ensure that Service Users meet regularly to discuss aspects of their home and household.
  • Devise staff rota’s that meet the contracted hours, reflect the tenant’s lifestyle and provide a safe environment for staff and tenants.
  • Ensure secure storage of monies and medicines and effective administration of the same.
  • Develop an understanding of the reasons medications are prescribed and possible side effects of the medication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the benefits tenants can access and ensure benefits are awarded and received.
  • Support the Service Users in developing contacts with family, friends and local community.
  • Develop an understanding of Independent Supported Living and support the staff to work in ways which value individual’s as Service Users and citizens.
  • Ensure an effective communication system is in place, which meet the needs of the Service Users, individual tenants and staff.
  • Participate in staff recruitment, appraisal and supervision sessions.
  • Be involved in all aspects of the support and care which tenants receive.
  • Work flexible hours as appropriate to the needs and requirements of tenants and the service.
  • Ensure that any complaints are reported immediately to the Operation’s Manager.
  • Report staff sickness and rota changes to the Office Manager.
  • Ensure that rota’s time sheets and any other information are sent to the office by the stated date.
  • Support, encourage and seek to develop the staff team.
  • Carry out other duties as directed by the Operation’s Manager.

This job description is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities, as this post is currently being developed by New Beginnings. It does however; embrace the main duties and attitudes required for post holders. In order to be responsive to changing needs, it will be subject to review. Modification will only take place after consultation of the post holder.

 

 

 

 

Support Worker -  Vacancies At Present

 

 


Job Description
The role of the Support Worker is to provide care and support to Service Users. In addition, Support Workers will work as key workers to develop Personal Centred Plans.

Attitudes and Values
Respect the rights of Service Users including privacy and confidentiality. Working sensitively in ways, which uphold the dignity and status of Service Users and provide a positive atmosphere in the house. Support Service Users in making positive choices and developing a Person Centred Plan. Help the Service Users lead a lifestyle that is valued and respected. Look for opportunities to help Service Users develop skills and participate in their local community. Support Service Users to achieve their personal goals and aspirations as detailed in the Person Centred Plan and service plan. Develop an understanding of the issues and problems that disabled people experience.

General Counselling and Support.
Support Service Users with budgeting and financial recording. Ensure that security, safety systems; equipment and central heating systems are serviced to manufacturers guidelines (by suitably qualified technicians). Assist Service Users, if necessary, in making complaints. Support Service Users in maintaining electrical equipment, furniture and fittings and arranging repairs where necessary. Supporting Service Users in areas such as food preparation, domestic tasks, cleaning, kitchen hygiene etc. Helping Service Users liase with friends, relatives and professionals. Participating with Service Users in shopping, educational, social, employment and leisure activities such as visiting the bank, post office, paying rent and bills, library, church, holidays, college, pub etc as detailed in P.C.P. Report any untoward incidents and accidents both in written and verbal form. Keep up to date records and reports as directed. Ensure the house is safe and secure at all times. Help with minor repairs e.g. changing light bulbs. Discussing household issues with Service Users. Talking and chatting with Service Users. Ensuring Service Users have regular health checks e.g. GP, Dentist or Optician. Supporting Service Users to take medication, including supervision administration and recording.

Other Duties
Assist Service Users in personal care (which may include bathing, washing, dressing and oral hygiene). Assist Service Users in cooking meals and ensuring a balanced nutritional diet. Assist Service Users in all aspects of home and community life. Work as a key worker to creatively support Service Users in developing their Person Centred Plan. Participate in training and keeping up to date with current trends and development. Working to Company (and social services) standards. Attending meetings as required. Working flexible hours as appropriate to the needs and requirements of Service Users and the service including sleep-in duties and unsociable hours. Reporting suspicions of abuse and/or bad practice to the Team Leader or on-call person at once. Be aware of and demonstrate an understanding of all Company and house policies and procedures, including emergency procedures, contacting on-call staff, confidentiality, disciplinary and complaints. Be subject to regular appraisal and supervision sessions and achieve any personal objectives and goals, which the appraisal system details within an agreed timescale.