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1:1 Support Worker – Residential Services

Buckfastleigh

  • Mornings, evenings, weekends
  • 2022-08-15
  • £10.50 a hour
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 070722-34557

We are currently recruiting a team of support workers for an individual who lives within a residential setting.

Are self motivated, observant and physically fit?

Were looking for Support Workers that can keep up with the likes and interests of the person they will support; which include long walks, running and being out in nature.

You will also have the opportunity to attend various artistic and creative workshops with the person you are supporting on a 1:1 basis.

Part time, Full time and flexible hours available to include some weekends.

Our Values:

• To promote a community ethos where everyone has a part to play, and has opportunities to make choices and take responsibility

• To involve people is at the heart of everything we do

• To understand, value and meet people’s needs

• To treat people with kindness, compassion and dignity

• To promote, respect and celebrate people’s diversity and individuality

• To learn from people to help us all adapt and continually improve and grow

Your objective:

To support and actively work within our values in all aspects of your role.

Principal objectives

· To support adults with learning disabilities in their home life and involvement in the activities they want to do

· To provide practical household support, personal support and social assistance

Main responsibilities:

Provide support and information to the individuals we support
Provide practical and emotional support to service users
Help service users meet their personal care needs sensitively and appropriately to a high standard, including personal hygiene, assistance with laundry, and preparing meals and drinks
Supporting service users to take any prescribed medicine, complying with all medicine policies, including storage, administering and record keeping
Enable service users to achieve independence as far as possible in all areas of their life by providing appropriate information, opportunity, training and support
Help service users to identify and choose their support needs
Assist in devising, implementing and reviewing support plans
Provide a safe, comfortable and supportive home for the individuals we support
Support service users to contribute actively to the running of their own house
Participate in rotas, which may include day, evening, weekend and Bank Holiday working. Sleeping-in duties at night may also be required, for which payment would be made
Assist in health and safety assessments, follow health and safety procedures and participate in fire drills and audits
Report any maintenance and repair tasks in the house, to the House Manager
Assist the individuals we support to present themselves as valued members of the local community.
Create opportunities for social and leisure activities with service users
Introduce service users to a range of facilities and amenities at Hapstead, in the local neighbourhood and wider community
Support individuals to plan and participate on holidays, accompanying them if required
Ensure that the rights of the people we support are always protected and respected.

Ensure that each individual is supported as far as possible to exercise their rights in the following areas: Privacy, choice, participation in decision making affecting their lives, expression of their own cultural identity, entitlement to service, feedback on the service they receive and the right to complain, protection of their property, maintaining links with family and friends.
Liaise with other professionals on behalf of the individuals we support.

Maintain contact with a wide range of outside professionals, e.g. general practitioners, dentists, and therapists, etc.
Liaise with Day Service providers at Hapstead and elsewhere
Keep records and participate in administrative tasks.

Assist in writing, receiving and updating of individual support plans in conjunction with the House Manager/General Manager
Assist in the wide range of administrative tasks necessary for the smooth running of the house/service
Participate in the opportunities provided for training and development.

Participate in regular supervision to: receive support, increase knowledge, identify training needs, evaluate work performance, aid and assess professional development
Participate in an annual appraisal co-ordinated by your line manager
Attend staff development programmes, training courses, seminars and workshops as required
Work within, and promote, the policies and procedures of Camphill Devon.

Be aware of and follow the policies and procedures
Maintain confidentiality about service users, staff and the Company as a whole
Promote equality of opportunity and a respect for diversity
Be an active member of the House/Service team.

Help cover the work of the team, during absence, vacancies, or when a colleague is under pressure
Liaise and coordinate with other team members to provide a cohesive, high quality service
Participate in and contribute to team meetings
Share with other team members previous experience, skills and knowledge, which may be relevant to the team in providing its service
Be supportive, respectful and empathic to service users, colleagues and visitors
Any other duties

Undertake any duties consistent with the overall purpose of the post as directed by the House Manager or management team

Please provide an email address
Please provide a telephone number
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Job location

Camphill Devon Community Ltd
Hapstead Village
Buckfastleigh
Devon
TQ11 0JN

Job category

Care / support worker, One-to-one support, Residential care home

Profile

Camphill Devon Community Camphill Devon Community Ltd

Type of organisation

Charity

Sector

Social care

Description

Camphill Devon Community is a charitable organisation that provides Residential, Supported Living and Day Services support to adults with learning disabilities. It is a small community set in a stunning rural surroundings to the north of Buckfastleigh at Hapstead Village. Residential houses are grouped round a central admin building and workshops on site giving it a real village feel.

We offer registered residential accommodation at Hapstead Village in a beautiful setting on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. Supported living is also provided in the Teignbridge and South Hams area of Devon.

At Hapstead people live in six houses, which provide a stimulating home environment. Through our person centred approaches everyone is encouraged to live an active and fulfilling life. Our aim is to support people to achieve the lifestyle they want to have, benefiting from a sense of community where people can support and be supported by others.

As well as supporting people at Hapstead, Camphill Devon also supports people who have their own tenancies in the local area.

Camphill Devon is a registered charity and is independent from any other organisation with our own governing body. We are a member of the Association of Camphill Communities and are part of the worldwide Camphill movement. The movement was founded in 1940 when Dr Karl Koenig and his co-founders developed a mutually-supportive model for community life based on the principles of the late Dr Rudolf Steiner.

In common with other Camphill Communities we support people in all aspects of their life including the spiritual and emotional as well as the physical health of each individual; and in providing a community life where individual needs are mutually respected.

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