Relief Support Worker
The people who use our services tell us we’ve changed their lives. Our employees tell us they’re supported, enthusiastic and have opportunities to develop meaningful careers. We’re looking for someone great to join our team.
Our staff have come from all walks of life; some have a faith and some don’t. We don’t want you to be a cog in a wheel. We want you to bring your skills and experience either from the care sector or gained elsewhere – we know they are transferrable. Your journey won’t stop there though as, using the strengths of a large diverse organisation, we’ll support you to develop new skills and qualifications and give you the opportunities to put them into practice.
We’re all about the people we support. We want them to achieve the highest quality of life they can and you’ll be more important in that than you know. You’ll need to be able to discern the person behind the behaviour and be able to develop strong supportive relationships with colleagues.
There’s space to be creative and find ways to help the people who use our services achieve their goals so when you see a problem you’ll need to have the heart to fix it.
If you would like to talk to someone about the types of opportunities we have, or have any other questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To work as a team member providing a high level of care which is appropriate to the needs of the resident/client within the residential and day care setting. The general tasks required of Support Worker shall be as follows but variations in emphasis may occur in particular residential units.
- Involvement in the general day to day care of the residents/clients as determined by the Unit Manager and Team Leaders.
- Seek to acquire appropriate working knowledge of the needs of residents/clients and make contributions on this basis.
- Contribute to the setting up of care plans in respect of each resident/client through careful observation, assessment and writing up of care plans and implementation of same under the management of a senior staff member. This involves fulfilment of the role of key worker.
- Work on a rota basis involving day, evening, weekend and overnight cover.
- Contribute to case conferences and other meetings, and the compiling of appropriate reports for all such meetings including reviews.
- Involvement in such other professional duties as determined by the Unit Manager and senior staff team.
- Undertake any training essential to your professional development in fulfilling the role of a Care Worker as determined by management staff.
- Participate in regular supervision with senior staff.
- Welcome families and visitors of residents/clients and encourage mutual contact with the resident/client (where it is in the best interest of the resident/client).
- Administration of medication to residents/clients under the supervision of senior staff.
- Participation in weekly staff meetings as determined by CrossReach.
- Reading to residents/clients and assisting them with the writing of letters when required.
- Ensuring that resident’s/client’s clothing is properly cared for. This includes adequate provision, reporting deficiencies, each item of clothing being clearly marked and identified as a specific resident’s/client’s own property and insuring that repairs to individual items of clothing are attended to immediately. The residents/clients have a right to choose their own clothing and where necessary under supervision and guidance of a staff member.
- Primary health care duties of a staff member include facilitating and encouraging where appropriate a resident/client to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene including dental care. Any changes in a resident’s/client’s health should be reported to a management staff member immediately. This includes accidents or any unusual incidents.
- Encouraging residents/clients to undertake tasks such as making their own beds, keeping bedrooms tidy etc.
- Assist residents/clients to have a high quality of life and facilitate them to have choices in their lives and to develop personal interests and facilitate them in carrying through such interests e.g. going to the swimming pool, sports complex.
- Encouraging resident/client to participate in community life and fulfil normal activities such as shopping.
- To undertake other duties as may reasonably fall within the parameters of the post as delegated by the Unit Manager or Team Leader.
- Have respect for all aspects of Christian worship.
- Facilitate service users to attend Christian worship (or worship of choice).
Desirable: A recognised Social Work or Nursing qualification.
As we do our work in Christ’s name you must be respectful of our Christian Ethos and be able to work within it.
This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks.
This post requires you to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards and criteria for registration.
Skills and Abilities
Previous experience in the social care field desirable.
The post holder must possess basic computer literacy skills including use of Microsoft Office and the internet.