Adult Senior Support Worker
Options West Sussex Supported Living, West Sussex
£20,384.00 - £22,505.60 per annum
Full time, Permanent
Are you experienced as a Support / Care Worker and now wish to move up to the next level?
Do you have a passion for care and are now seeking a role where you can really make a positive impact on the lives of others? If so we would love to hear from you!
About the Role
As a Senior Support Worker, your role will involve providing care to adults with Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties. The role of Senior Support Worker focuses on developing independent living skills. Moreover, you will be assisting team leaders and managers with the day-to-day running of the house, ensuring that the care and support delivered is of the highest of standards.
Following a thorough induction and training programme, your duties would include:
- Supporting learning experiences at home and the wider community
- Developing personal and practical skills to enhance independent living
- Encouraging participation in daily tasks
- Reporting and recording key aspects of care
- Managing complex and challenging behaviour
- Assisting team leaders with finances, medication and care planning
- Providing mentorship to new staff members
- Acting up in the absence of team leaders
- Providing support to care staff
- It is essential that you have had previous experience within the care industry, have a passion for care.
- You have Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults)
- Keen to work with young people and adults with autism and associated difficulties
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Have the flexibility and willingness to work shifts, including weekends
- Ideally, hold a valid UK driving licence or have transport to and from work
- Possess good organisational and IT skills
- Be ambitious and willing to follow a career path
- Employees have access to an extensive training suite for personal development, it’s all free and online.
- Access to our internal platform which offers, employee discounts for 100’s of retailers, recognition cards, wellbeing tools and more.
- We also offer a Cycle to Work scheme, Bupa Employee Assistance Programme and Salary Finance options (eg advances on your earned pay)
- “One moment in time” which is an extra day annual leave each year for you to use on a day important to you
In line with changes to the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 anyone working in a CQC-registered care home in England for residents requiring nursing or personal care must have 2 doses of a COVID-19 vaccine unless they have a medical exemption.
Outcomes First Group are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS. We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everybody in our care. A full application form must be completed with all employment dates accurate and gaps in employment accounted for.