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2018-01-29 Care Homes Job Title: Support Worker
Job Setting: Agency Office
Job Role: Carer / Support Worker
Date Posted: 30 Dec 2017
Job Location: Lowestoft , Suffolk
Hours: Full Time
Contact Name: Supported Living Manager
The role of a Support Worker is exactly what it says on the tin: To provide support to individuals with Learning Difficulties. You will also assist individuals who need help, both emotionally and practically, so they can live a happy, independent life.
Day-to-day As a support worker, there’s no such a thing as a typical day – every day is interesting and varied. From providing personal care or emotional support at one of our clients in Supported Living services to supporting someone with housework or to meet up with their friend for coffee – you will be providing support that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
There will be some important admin to do as well, such as administrating and recording medicines, counting and documenting finances, for the people you support, along with updating support plans/records on our computer system.
Skills and personal qualities Whatever your day includes, as a support worker you’ll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You’ll also need to work well as part of a team and be happy speaking to other healthcare professionals and family members of the person you’re supporting.
A driving license is beneficial, as you may be taking people out for the day or needing to get to appointments, however as we promote the use of public transport and independent travelling it is not essential.
Hours of working As a support worker, you’ll need to be flexible when it comes to the hours you work and you could be needed in the evenings, at weekends or overnight. It all depends on what support the person needs.
Qualifications and experience An NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject) are ideal for becoming a support worker. Should you have NVQ 2 we would encourage your willingness to work towards NVQ 3.
Previous experience is beneficial but not essential to your personal values, life experience and a willingness to support others are just as important to us when recruiting the right person to join our team.
We require committed individuals to support people with learning disabilities get the most out of life.
Interested? Apply with a CV and covering letter for further enquires.
Job Type: Full-time
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