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Learning Disability Support Worker Vacancy in Bristol

Job details
Posting date: 25 March 2020
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 April 2020
Location: Bristol, South West England
Company: New Directions Social Care
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: cc

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Summary

New Directions are recruiting for Learning Disability Support Workers to work in the Bristol area. You will be responsible for supporting people with their goals based within their home environments or local community. Activities of support vary from daily living skills, personal care, travel escorts, teaching of independent life skills to assistance with accessing community-based activities such as going to college, swimming, work placements and other social and leisure activities. Successful candidates must have a minimum 6 months of experience supporting young adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism or complex behavioural needs

Main Responsibilities

Duties are varied and personalised to the Service User’s needs such as:

General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc,
Providing help with all aspects of personal care
Facilitating socialization and social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out, going for a drive (where required), reading etc
To empathise and actively listen in a sensitive manner accessing appropriate additional support where necessary
To create opportunities for Service Users to develop establish and maintain personal relationships and social networks, which encourage greater participation and integration in their chosen communities




Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:

Minimum 6 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community
An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society
Experience of providing care to people with learning disabilities
Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
Good verbal and written communication skills
Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English
Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices

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