Support Workers & Personal Assistants- 3 Prince of Wales Roa

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2018-02-02 Home Care Job Title: Support Workers & Personal Assistants- 3 Prince of Wales Roa

Job Setting: Clients Home

Job Role: Carer / Support Worker

Date Posted: 03 Jan 2018

Job Location: Dorchester , Dorset

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Salary: £7.50 - 8.00 per hour

Hours: Part Time

Contact Name: Samantha Clark

Job Reference: SC/02/01/2018

Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for Support Workers and Personal Assistants to join the team at one of our registered care home in Dorchester. 3POW has 8 beds for adults who have a learning disability and may have additional complex health needs 

What does a Support Worker do?

A typical day

For Encompass Support Workers, every day really is different, with variety being more the rule than the exception.

Much of what our Support Workers get involved in is driven by the people we support, and in helping to ensure they are able to live with as much independence and choice as possible. Common tasks include supporting people to: –

  • get out and about, take part in hobbies and leisure activities
  • prepare food – and enjoy eating it!
  • get ready in the morning, including support with personal care and hygiene
  • achieve goals identified in support plans, such as gaining work experience, or learning to use public transport
  • take medication or attend hospital appointments
  • manage money and bills
  • carry out household chores
  • plan holidays – and sometimes support people to take them
  • socialise with friends, or visit family
  • and of course, to live the best life possible!

Throughout all of this, the Person Centred Approach helps ensure that the people we support remain at the centre of everything we do.

The Individual

You'll... 

Genuinely want to help people.

Be flexible 

Be interested in how other people may be feeling. 

Be sociable, enjoy spending time with others and look for opportunities to build relationships with people.

Be comfortable in assisting service users in new situations and meeting new people.

Remain calm under pressure, and be optimistic and positive. 

Be keen to ask questions to understand the service user ' needs 

Be reliable and conscientious, completing tasks and not leaving it for others. 

Enjoy sharing knowledge to help 

What do I get?
You'll be working with a fantastic team that is part of a company whose mission is to help their service users feel good about themselves and support their independence - more than they ever thought possible.

You’ll get 

  • between £7.50 and £9.04 per hour (depending on the post) plus 50% for Bank Holidays
  •  employer sponsored pension scheme
  •  generous annual leave entitlement
  •  full free Induction and on-going training programme*
  •  fully funded Diploma and Care Certificate training
  •  occupational maternity pay and paternity benefits
  •  occupational sick pay

All posts are subject to satisfactory DBS.

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