Support Worker Outreach job in Chorley at Brothers Of Charity Services

Support Worker - Outreach

Company: Brothers of Charity Services

Location: Chorley UK

Date Posted:Oct 16, 2017

Support Worker - OutreachTHE ROLE WILL BE BASED IN PENWORTHAMOutreach is provided for people who are either living in the community independently or at home with parents. Age ranges from 18 to 60 plus. The support we provide ranges from assisting with independent living skills i.e. promoting budgeting, cooking, cleaning skills to accessing activities in the community such as health walks, swimming, gym, meeting friends in cafe's shopping etc. Some people have mild learning difficulties, are managing their mental health in liaison with their community practice nurse or have other health challenges.  We are currently looking to recruit two experienced support workers to join our expanding Outreach Service. This is a lone working role and most days will start and finish at the individual’s home. A flexible approach is needed as typically you may be rostered to work shifts ranging between the hours of 7am–10pm, Mon to Sun. This role is key in assisting individuals to fulfil their dreams and aspirations by providing person centred support and connecting individuals to their community.  Developing trust and building relationships is an essential part of the role, not just between support worker and individual, but through supporting regular attendance at community places and activities, based on an individual’s interests and preferred activities, which will enable relationships with other people to develop and flourish. What we need from you§  Full driving licence and access to your own vehicle for business use§  Experience of working within a team as well as independently§  Experience of supporting or caring for others, especially those with a learning disability §  Good communication, numeracy and literacy skills§  A commitment to the concept of supporting people – maximising community, leisure, training and employment opportunitiesAll applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and criminal disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.  View full job description
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