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Support worker

Plymouth

  • Guaranteed hours
  • 2024-06-20
  • Variable
  • Travel expenses: no
  • Job term: Permanent
  • Job code: 090524-50213

Job Overview:

We are seeking a compassionate and motivated Enabler/Support Worker to join our team in providing care and assistance to a gentleman with an acquired brain injury to remain living in his chosen environment. This gentleman is also registered blind and has type 1 diabetes. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in ensuring the well-being and comfort of our service user.

The main part of the position is for a 24 hour shift every other Sunday from 8am through to 8am on the Monday morning. As the gentleman does not require assistance during the night, this is a sleeping position from 10pm to 7am with a sleeper room available. Additional hours will be available either with this person or with our other service users if required.

Duties included by not exhausted to:

– Assist with daily living tasks such as meal preparation, shopping, appointments and medication, and prompt with personal care and changing clothes as required.
– Communicate effectively with service users, families, and healthcare professionals such as GP and district nurses.
– Implement care plan tailored to the individual’s needs
– Provide emotional support and companionship to service users
– Maintain accurate records of service user interactions and care provided
– Support service user in accessing community resources and activities

Desirable:

– Experience working with vulnerable adults is preferred but full training will be provided.
– Knowledge and understanding of type 1 diabetes but full training will be provided.
– Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
– Compassionate nature and a strong desire to help others

Essential:

–¬†At least two satisfactory references

– Enhanced Adult DBS check

What’s on offer:

– Competitive rates of pay with enhancements for public/bank holidays.

– Full training package

– Work place pension scheme

– Paid travel and mileage for car drivers when using their own vehicle.

– Support from experienced management team

– Holiday pay

Joining our team as an Enabler/Support Worker offers the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. If you are dedicated to providing high-quality care and support, we welcome your application.

Does the job role include personal care?: Yes

Working Patterns:

We currently require someone to cover a 24 hour period every other Sunday through to the Monday morning (8am - 8am). As this is a 24 hour/7 day a week support package, there will be the opportunity to pick up additional hours if required.

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Job location

Plymouth
Devon

Job category

Care / support worker, Community, Entry level roles

Profile

Creative Living Care Services Domiciliary and Enabling Support Provider

Type of organisation

Private

Sector

Health and social care

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