Support Worker – Bangor – Hamilton Road

Location UK / Bangor Area

Job Type Permanent part-time

Salary Not disclosed

Updated 6 days ago

Reference 1405539

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Support Worker – Bangor – Hamilton Road

Title:  Support Worker – Bangor – Hamilton Road

2 days per week

Responsible to: Support Manager  

Overview:

Abbeyfield & Wesley are pleased to advertise for a Support Worker to join our enthusiastic and innovative team based in Bangor.  The successful Candidate will join us at an exciting time in the Association’s development and be a key player in the successful running of our Hamilton House to deliver the excellent service Abbeyfield & Wesley are renowned for.

Working in conjunction with the House Manager, the Support Worker will prepare meals for Residents, ensure that Hygiene and Health and Safety standards are being met, take part in drills relating to fire protocols and actively encourage a fantastic level of service for all Residents.

This is a truly fulfilling role within an Association dedicated to encouraging enhanced quality of living and dignity and respect for elderly people within our communities. If you would like to become part of this incredible Association and being a Support Worker is the role for you, we look forward to welcoming you to our team.   

Key objectives:

  • Prepare nutritious meals for Residents, taking into account any special dietary requirements as necessary in conjunction with the House Manager.
  • Assisting the House Manager with Resident’s nutritional requirements.
  • Maintain excellent standards of Food Safety and hygiene.
  • Adhere to Health and Safety requirements within the House at all times.
  • Perform Night Sleepover duties when required. An extra allowance will be provided for same with an additional disturbance rate.
  • Be the Abbeyfield & Wesley representative whilst in the House when interacting with visitors, answering the phone or dealing with prospective Residents.
  • Encourage a supportive, homely and secure environment for the Residents.
  •  Deal calmly and compliantly with emergency situations, such as contacting the emergency services in a medical crisis or calling Residents’ next of kin.

Essential Criteria :           

  • Food Safety qualification.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to prepare meals for up to 10 people.
  • A desire to encourage dignity, respect and quality of living for elderly people.
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to keep basic records

Desirable Criteria:           

  • First Aid in the workplace qualifications
  • Experience of working in, or knowledge of, a supported housing/health & social care environment.
  • A willingness to achieve necessary qualifications to further develop your expertise and standards of service                      

General Requirements:

  • Act in accordance with Abbeyfield & Wesley values, policies and procedures at all times.
  • Attend meetings and training and development as required.
  • Maintain confidentiality at all times and act in accordance with Data Protection requirements.
  • Be aware of and comply with safe working practices.
  • Be aware of, act within and actively seek to promote Abbeyfield & Wesley policies in respect of equality and diversity.
  • Undertake travel to other Abbeyfield & Wesley locations as required.
  • Carry out any additional and reasonable duties as required.

Abbeyfield & Wesley welcomes applications from all sectors of the community irrespective of age, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or disability. The information requested in this form is to enable us to obtain a rounded picture of you. Personal information will not of itself be used to disqualify your application.

This post involves substantial access to vulnerable adults and children, therefore, as part of the selection process, Abbeyfield & Wesley requires an Enhanced Disclosure Check to be carried out through Access NI. Following interview, the preferred candidate will be offered the post subject to satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Check. This will include verification of identity and a report on the preferred candidate’s full criminal history (including spent and unspent convictions), cautions, disqualifications from regulated or care positions, and any other material considered by the police to be relevant to the position applied for.  A criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position (if you require further information please request a copy of the Abbeyfield & Wesley Policy on Recruitment of those with a Criminal Record. You can access further information and the Access NI Code of Practice on //www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice)                        

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Closing date 7th May 2019