We are currently looking to grow our already established and dedicated team of support workers in Colchester and it’s environ. We are recruiting for home care and supported living services.
Do you believe that everyone is entitled to the very best care and support?
Do you want to make a lasting difference in people’s lives?
Do you want to support people to help them achieve their goals, dreams and aspirations?
We do and we are passionate about providing quality care and support to individuals with learning disabilities, complex needs and challenging behaviour. As a support worker, you will have the opportunity to be part of 100s of stories of inspiring care and support for our residents and service users.
As a support worker you will be supporting our residents and clients in their own homes with their day to day lives, encouraging them to live as independently as possible. You may get involved in exciting activities outside of the home too – our residents/service users participate in day trips, charity events and much more!
Our Ideal Support Worker will:
Have a great sense of humour
Be reliable, friendly and caring to help our service users achieve their everyday goals (including personal care)
Be able to support in house activities and hobbies
Be attentive and inspire our service users to achieve more!
Be resilient and help manage some behaviours that challenge
Whilst drivers are able to take service users out and about, you don’t need to be a driver to work here – we employ many non-drivers too! We’re also recruiting for Bank Support Workers, so please still get in touch if this may be more suitable for you. We want to invest in you
All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). We are an equal opportunities employer.
Why Join IECC Care
Support and training given
No previous experience needed
Access to further Qualifications
Government based pension available
Company Cars Available
Full Shadowing and support from experienced staff
Full in-House Training
Paid annual holiday
Staff referral scheme
Monthly staff recognition and awards
To provide personal care and support to Clients with a wide range of needs, illnesses, and disabilities
To know and understand the care and support of the Client
To undertake the tasks detailed in the Client’s care and support plan using a person-centred approach and in the least intrusive way
To encourage the independence and motivation of the Client and not foster dependent behaviour
To provide input into the care and support plans of Clients by regularly feeding back to the Field Care Supervisor
To assist Clients getting up in the morning and going to bed at night
To assist Clients to wash, bath and shower
To assist Clients to dress and undress
To assist Clients to look after their skin, teeth, hair, and nails
To assist Clients with toileting, continence management and personal hygiene
To assist Clients with their medication at the agreed level of support and as detailed in their Medication Care Needs Assessment
To prepare food and drink for the Client, being aware of the Client’s choice, likes/dislikes, nutritional needs, and cultural requirements
To provide light general household domestic duties, including housework and laundry, as detailed in the care plan or instructed by Management
To use handling and moving equipment safely and correctly
To take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the Client
To maintain good communication and develop effective working relationships with Clients
To provide companionship to the Client, actively talking and listening to them about their interests
To help the Client to maintain contact with their family and friends
To accompany the Client on trips into the community
To assist the Client to manage their personal affairs
To ensure as safe as possible the living environment for the Client, whilst respecting the Client’s choice and rights
Recording and Reporting
To maintain detailed accurate records in respect of care and medication support given and tasks undertaken
To regularly read care and support plans, acknowledging changes
To protect the confidentiality of all information relating to the Client and not divulge information to anyone who is not authorised to receive it
To promptly report to the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator any issues concerning the care, support, well-being or behaviour of the Client and update records accordingly
To continue to monitor where concerns have been reported and recorded
To recognise the signs of abuse and immediately report abuse or suspected abuse to a Manager
To report any complaints to the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator
To contact the office or Out of Hours Care Coordinator if running late
To dress appropriately, wearing uniform and using personal protective equipment provided by IECC Care.
To seek out best practice and look at innovative ways to improve the quality and efficiency of service delivery.
To attend and participate in regular Care Worker team meetings and any other relevant meetings.
To attend in house and external training pertinent to the role of Care Worker
To ensure completed weekly timesheets are submitted on time.
To observe all health & safety rules and take reasonable care to promote health and safety of self and others and raise any concerns to the Field Care Supervisor.
To aim to ensure everyone has equal treatment and equal access to services and employment.
Any other duties requested by Senior Management, which are within the scope of the post.
If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org