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Support Worker (Learning Disability)
The Clubhouse Project
Job Title: Support Worker (Learning Disability)
Reports to: Manager
Rate Of Pay: Phone Keshia for details - 07983 386086
Aims of Clubhouse:
The Clubhouse aims to provide the highest standard of care to young adults with learning disabilities. The service users will be treated as
individuals and their individual cultural, religious and sexual diversity will be accepted and respected. It is expected that service users will be consulted about all aspects of their daily life, including personal care, communal and social arrangements.
The Support Worker will be required to contribute to and work with the service users as part of a multi-disciplinary service. At times, you may be required to act on your own showing self-motivation, initiative and flexibility.
Duty of Care:
This is a legal term meaning you have a responsibility towards everyone you come into contact with to ensure they are not caused harm. Clubhouse has a responsibility to provide training for you and you have a responsibility to attend that training and adhere to the instruction that you receive. Training will provide you with the knowledge to give high
quality support to service users, reducing the risk of harm to them and to you.
1. To provide support and meet the basic care needs of service users ensuring that personal dignity and rights are respected at all times.
2. To maintain high standards of support according to the needs of the individual, ensuring a high quality of life and promoting empowerment.
3. To ensure that support is provided to individuals in accordance with Clubhouse policies and procedures.
4. To assist in the identification of individual needs and ensure that appropriate support is provided to meet these needs.
5. To assist/enable service users to maintain high standards of health care and personal hygiene.
6 . To enable service users to develop their skills and abilities.
7. To be involved in enabling the service user to access and participate in a wide range of community based activities.
8. To report any incidents and complaints to your Manager.
9. To keep accurate records of individuals as laid down in policies and procedures.
10.To maintain strict confidentiality in all aspects of work relating to service users, colleagues and the company in line with policy and procedure.
11. To treat all service users with dignity and respect, taking into account cultural needs as well as gender, race and ethnicity.
12. To be aware of responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
13. To participate in relevant training to update and enhance knowledge base.
14. To undertake any task as required, in consideration for the changing needs of the service.
1. Good written and verbal communication skills.
2. To understand the principles of empowerment and the ability to support service users to exercise choice and control over all aspects of their life.
3. Ability to communicate with people at all levels.
4. Ability to work unsupervised.
5. Ability to work on own initiative.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality.
7. Ability to work as a team member.
8. Experience of delivering personal care.
9. Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable people.
10. Knowledge of the role played by other agencies.
11. Good interpersonal skills
12. Good listening skills