Senior Support Worker

Location UK / Ulster

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary £15000 - 25000

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1421327

 Job Description

As part of Glencraig Adult services, the Senior Support Worker will assist the House Coordinators within the adult residential community to provide the highest possible standard of support and care to the adult residents with complex needs and challenging behaviour.


Key Duties & Responsibilities

 

Residents

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will assist the adult as directed by the House Coordinators

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will promote and participate in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for the adult

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will set up activities and various items of apparatus for the adult

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will supervise the adult during the day either at home or day setting

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will ensure correct administration of medication

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will assist the adult with intimate care needs if required

 

 

Staff

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will work with the House Coordinator to ensure objectives and methods of work with each resident for the coming week are understood.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will facilitate and assess staff working to NISCC induction standards and ensure individual requirements are being met.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will work with the House Coordinator for undertaking, mentoring, and supervision of support workers, co-workers working within the community.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will work with the House Coordinator to uphold the dignity of the residents so that all are enabled to play an active part in the making of day to day decisions.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will “Act up” in the absence of the House Coordinator

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will provide support/ mentor new staff

 

Administration

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will participate in team meetings and attend supervision and annual appraisal reviews with their line manager

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will report and record all accidents and significant events

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will report important relevant information regarding the running of the household or day setting

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will assist the Coordinator in collecting and collating attendance information for support workers and in the absence of the Coordinator will accept the responsibility of monthly reporting to HR dept for payroll.

 

General

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will deal with minor First aid as required

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will carry out various cleaning duties as required to ensure agreed standards are maintained

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will be required to carry out any other reasonable duties as requested by their line manager

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and other professionals

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will reflect on practice and learn from it, attend relevant mandatory and other in-service training programs as required.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will report any changes in, or concerns about, individual residents to the GPLD.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will have an awareness of all Camphill Community Glencraig’s Policies and Procedures and will deliver services in compliance with RQIA’s minimum care standards.

 

  1. The Senior Support Worker will be willing to do various types of shift work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Person Specification:

 

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA – all applicants MUST be able to demonstrate either at short-listing or at interview all essential criteria listed below.  Applicants should therefore make it clear on their application form whether or not they meet these criteria. Failure to do so may result in you not being shortlisted. The stage in the process when the criteria will be measured is stated below.

 

The following are essential criteria which will be measured at short listing stage:

 

 

Criteria

Essential

Desirable

Evidenced By:

Education/Training/

Qualifications

NVQ level III OR equivalent to National Occupational Standards Level 3 in one of the following areas; Health & Social Care, Education, Early Years, Play/Sport/Leisure activities, Youth Work or equivalent level of qualification.

 

Basic numeracy and literacy (English language) skills

 

Registered or agreeable to applying for registration with the N. Ireland Social Care Council

Qualification in Health & Social Care, Social Sciences

Application form

Experience

At least 1 year of experience in a caring and/or educational support field

 

At least 6 months experience with Camphill Community Glencraig

 

Experience in education or health and social care setting

 

Experience in working with individuals with a disability

 

Experience of dealing with challenging behaviour

Application from

 

Interview

Specialist Knowledge & Skills

Effective communication skills

 

Ability to work as part of a team

 

 

Team worker

 

Caring & reliable

 

Maintaining confidentiality

Ability to work under pressure

 

Provision of personal care

Knowledge of principles of curative education or social therapy based on Anthroposophical ideals

 

Awareness of the ethos of Camphill movement and principles of Rudolf Steiner

Application from

 

Interview

Circumstances

Be flexible to work on a rota basis that includes unsociable hours, weekends

 

Interview

Other Requirements

 

Valid work permit

 

Access NI check

 

 

Able to fulfil the Occupational Health requirements for the post

 

Job References

 

Work permit

 

Valid documentation

 

Occupational Health questionnaire

 

2 satisfactory references