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Kickstart - Support Worker

Job details
Posting date: 06 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 27 December 2021
Location: Staffordshire, WS66DS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000336442

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Catherine Care Limited

JOB SUMMARY
As a Support Worker you will be supporting people with Learning Disabilities. This could be at our Day Opportunities based in Norton Canes, or our Supported Living settings in Great Wyrley. You would be supporting people to access a wide variety of activities, such as drama, music, communication, independent living skills, baking/cooking, arts and crafts, sensory activities, relaxation, as well as accessing community activities. In the Supported Living setting you would also be supporting people to live as independently as possible, such as supporting with cooking, laundry, cleaning/tidying, budgeting skills, personal shopping, socialising with friends and family etc. Our aim is to encourage people we support to achieve their goals, live a fulfilled life, and have fun whilst doing it! You will receive full training in a wide variety of subjects, such as communication, treating people with dignity and respect, first aid, health and safety, record keeping, safeguarding vulnerable people, and infection control. You will also be trained in specific conditions of the people you may be supporting, such as Epilepsy and Dysphagia. You will have the opportunity to develop a variety of skills yourself as well as having a positive impact on the lives of those are supporting.

SKILLS NEEDED
The young person will be trained in Record Keeping and Communication, using a mixture of formal online training, face to face training, and informal, on the job training. This will cover professional communication and communication with clients, who may prefer different methods, such as Makaton/Sign Language, pictures, and other visual aids. The young person will work alongside an experienced member of staff who will demonstrate effective methods. They will be helped to develop their teamwork skills by learning about their own and other's responsibilities, and how by working together, the best possible service is provided to the client. The young person will have regular informal 'check ins' and more formal supervisions with their manager, as well as feedback and encouragement from their designated Team Leader.

Fire Safety, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Infection Control, Manual Handling, Safeguarding Adults, Autism, Dignity in Care, GDPR, Learning Disabilities, Mental Capacity Act & DOLS, Nutrition & Hydration, Person Centred Care, PREVENT.

The person will achieve The Care Certificate, a requirement for all Health and Social Care staff nationwide. The person will gain experience in supporting adults with a range of needs, developing their 'people skills', which are transferable to any job in the care sector, as well as jobs which involve public facing roles. We will give the person coaching with writing their CV and interview tips, as well as the general coaching in relation to being in the 'business world', such as following policies and procedures, punctuality.

WORKING HOURS
25-36 Times vary depending on location. Day Opportunities 9am-4pm Monday to Friday Supported Living shifts between 8am and 8pm Monday to Sunday.

HOURLY RATE
National Minimum Wage

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
The young person will be trained in Record Keeping and Communication, using a mixture of formal online training, face to face training, and informal, on the job training. This will cover professional communication and communication with clients, who may prefer different methods, such as Makaton/Sign Language, pictures, and other visual aids. The young person will work alongside an experienced member of staff who will demonstrate effective methods. They will be helped to develop their teamwork skills by learning about their own and other's responsibilities, and how by working together, the best possible service is provided to the client. The young person will have regular informal 'check ins' and more formal supervisions with their manager, as well as feedback and encouragement from their designated Team Leader.

Fire Safety, First Aid, Food Hygiene, Health & Safety, Infection Control, Manual Handling, Safeguarding Adults, Autism, Dignity in Care, GDPR, Learning Disabilities, Mental Capacity Act & DOLS, Nutrition & Hydration, Person Centred Care, PREVENT.

The person will achieve The Care Certificate, a requirement for all Health and Social Care staff nationwide. The person will gain experience in supporting adults with a range of needs, developing their 'people skills', which are transferable to any job in the care sector, as well as jobs which involve public facing roles. We will give the person coaching with writing their CV and interview tips, as well as the general coaching in relation to being in the 'business world', such as following policies and procedures, punctuality.

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