Apprentice Support Worker
Apprentice Support Worker VAC-49197
• Effective induction and Training in your new role.
• The opportunity to develop and grow into a subject matter expert through a defined career pathway
• You can join Livability academy and be supported to achieve a nationally recognised qualification that align with your role and our strategic aims.
• A generous Annual Leave and Pension.
• Access to our employees Assistance Programme.
Main duties 1. Provide support and encouragement to Service Users, in the activities of daily life, according to their needs and resources and in line with their individual personcentred plans and direction from senior colleagues.
2. Establish with Service Users a relationship of mutual trust and respect, supporting them in a person-centred way promoting the values of individuality, independence, privacy, partnership, choice, dignity, respect and rights and enable individuals to live as independently as their disability allows.
3. Support and encourage Service Users to achieve their personal goals and pursue social or recreational activities, training and employment opportunities as appropriate.
4. Support Service Users within agreed and identified routines as set out in daily/weekly activities planners providing as required personal care (e.g. washing, dressing, toileting, eating and mobility), respecting their dignity, privacy independence and rights as far as possible.
5. Support the safeguarding of Service Users by adhering to all relevant policies and procedures, ensuring that all causes of concern or examples of bad practice if genuinely suspected or witnessed are reported and if needed, support investigations being undertaken.
Livability Job description and person spec: Aug 2018
6. Support Service Users to access professional or specialist services where required and encourage them to recognise the benefits of additional support services related to their individual need
7. Act as key worker for identified Service Users, undertaking assessments ensuring the Service Users are aware of their rights and given the facts to make informed choices. Contribute to reviews and the development of individual programmes under the overall supervision of more senior colleagues.
8. Establish and maintain a professional, informative, friendly and sympathetic relationship with families / carers, advocates and professionals.
9. Within the limits of your training and as appropriate, support and assist Service Users with any prescribed medication or necessary dietary requirements and ensure that records are kept in line with procedures.
10. Assist Service Users with range of activities including personal shopping, preparing & serving meals (ensuring that any food provided meets the food hygiene standards and their nutritional needs) and where required manage their finances in line with policy and procedures.
11. Be aware of risks that Service Users can pose to themselves and others and ensure that risk assessment and management procedures are followed.
12. Ensure that accurate records (both written or IT based) are kept and that any significant changes accidents, unusual incidents or any matter of concern (whether physical, emotional, psychological or social) with Service Users are reported to a senior member of staff.
13. Carry out all duties in a manner, consistent with Livability policies, procedures, practices and the Livability Code of Conduct. Be a role model for colleagues and service users by maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality where appropriate. Keep aware of legislation, regulations and procedures, which may affect the delivery of the service.
14. Work as part of a 24 hour, 7 day a week rota, working weekends and undertaking sleeping in sessions as required by the needs of the service.
15. Be responsible for and able to evidence own personal development by undertaking relevant training, attending meetings, conferences and events ensuring that you are updated in all matters relevant to the role within your Personal Development Plan agreed with your manager.
16. To carry out additional duties and tasks that may be required within the range of the responsibilities of the post
Position Type: Apprenticeship
Sector: Health and Social Care
Working Week : Mon-Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Weekly Wage : £230.63
Application Deadline: 01-11-2019
Possible Start Date : 18-11-2019