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Support Worker

Employer:
Consensus
Location:
Ty Cwtch, Usk Road, Caerleon, NP18 1LN, United Kingdom.
Pay:
£9 per hour
Hours of work:
31-40 hours per week
Level:
Foundation Apprenticeship (Level 2)
Possible start date:
16 November 2021
Closing date:
31 December 2021
Positions available:
1
Vacancy ID:
2247

Please forward your CV along with a cover letter ensuring that your quote the vacancy reference number in your email.

Tgoodall@consensussupport.com


About the apprenticeship

Duties

Take a pro-active & innovative approach to supporting people, maximising their potential by enabling them to engage in meaningful activities & opportunities. To enable them to lead a valued & fulfilling life & to maximise their potential; physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially & culturally
Support the Manager to assess, plan, implement, monitor & evaluate individuals’ placements & take appropriate action in response to changing need
Contribute to the on-going assessment, planning & implementation of behavioural guidelines & skills learning programmes
Communicate appropriately with people being supported, taking into account their communication needs
Be aware of, & work towards, meeting & evidencing agreed packages of support
Be a key worker to designated individuals
Ensure people being supported have opportunities to be actively involved in the community
Organise & participate with people being supported, in a range of leisure & social activities, including annual holidays
When necessary transport the people being supported either by company vehicle or public transport
Ensure the health, safety & welfare of people being supported is monitored & maintained whilst ensuring they have opportunities to take planned risks
Help people being supported to attain & maintain good standards of hygiene & personal care, providing assistance as appropriate
Be responsible for recording, planning and evaluating support plans and risk assessments

Additional information

Statutory Requirement

To ensure we comply with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 (“the regulations”), you will need to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 unless clinically exempt

Because of the nature of our business, you are required to submit a Disclosure and Barring System Check. Any enhanced disclosures made by the DBS will remain strictly confidential. Please refer to this statement which is included on the inside page of the job application form.

Requirements

Skills

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to complete comprehensive reporting systems and analysis of information
• Ability to explain, develop and follow policies and protocols
• Ability to have a flexible approach to workload and manage your own time
• To be actively involved in own personal development
• Driving Licence
• Self-motivated, ability to work on own initiative
• Good interpersonal skills
• Have a positive approach to change and ability to manage change
• Positive attitude to Health & Safety
• Sense of Humour
• Experience caring for people with learning disabilities
• Experience working within the social care environment
• Skilled and knowledgeable in creative and person centered approaches to work with people
• Clear understanding of confidentiality, safeguarding & equal opportunities (equality & diversity)
• Understanding of customer care
• Understanding of current care practices, government initiatives & regulatory requirements.
• Demonstrate an ability to translate theory into practice in a practical and person centered way
• Understanding of Quality Assurance & ability to develop processes and audit tools
• Driven by your success and enjoyment in relation to work with people who have challenging reputations
• A straight talker who is prepared to stand apart and be unpopular when circumstances demand this

Qualifications

Basic literacy & numeracy skills

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills:
No
Welsh Written Skills:
No

Course details

Qualification:
Health & Social Care Level 2

About the employer

Consensus Ty Cwtch
Usk Road, Caerleon
Newport
NP18 1LN

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

The successful candidate will be notified of interview as appropriate.

How to apply

Email the address below to apply for this vacancy

Please forward your CV along with a cover letter ensuring that your quote the vacancy reference number in your email.

Tgoodall@consensussupport.com