Support Workers Independent Living Service job in Wokingham at Optalis Ltd

Support Workers- Independent Living Service

Company: Optalis Ltd

Location: Wokingham UK

Date Posted:May 17, 2018

 Job DescriptionSection/Service:Independent Living Service  Department: Working Age AdultsJob Title: Support Worker   The Independent Living ServiceDescription of service; To provide Person-centred Support, that is appropriate for the individual, reflecting their uniqueness, supporting them to be fully involved in their community and to ensure that they are afforded the same rights and responsibilities as any other citizen. Supporting each person within the principles and philosophy of ordinary life. Primary Purpose of RoleTo contribute to the overall running of the service supporting the registered manager in ensuring CQC compliance. To provide support that is safe, person centred and respects the human rights of the people we support.This role involves working across various locations in the community, including our supported living schemes, to cover regular staffs’ annual leave and sickness.  To ensure that the people we support are able to live their lives in ways that makes sense to them and to ensure that those we support are well connected in their communities, enjoy and achieve, stay safe, make positive contributions, and remain healthy. To ensure that the people supported are at the core of everything we do, that they are treated with respect, and that their dignity is protected, and to ensure they are free to express themselves and have their views listened to and acted upon. Main Duties and Responsibilities ?     Supporting people to become valued members of their community, to develop friendships and relationships, have a life that makes sense to the individual. ?     People are supported have a full and active life both in their home and in the community, are able to follow their interests and hobbies, and have the chance to enjoy new experiences. Viewing “difficulties” as opportunities, working with a can do attitude.?     Developing daily living skills – thus ensuring individuals develop independence – breaking tasks down into small manageable steps.?     Supporting this for all individuals, but taking the lead where acting as a key worker.?     Being accountable for this work to the people we support, the Manager and the whole team, ensuring positive outcomes for those we support. ?     Supporting people to have a full life in which they are safe, working in partnership with external professionals contributing to positive behavioural support plans.?     Ensuring that individuals have as wide a circle of support network as possible.?     Supporting individuals to remain healthy and safe, supporting them within a positive risk taking environment.?     Where appropriate ensuring that those we support have access to and are supported to claim all their entitlements to welfare benefits.?     To work with the individual, appointee, family/advocate to ensure the individual is well supported to make decisions as to how they wish to use their money and able to budget for their living expenses e.g. budget for holidays, clothes shopping.?     To ensure that those we support have access to good health care, screening, annual health checks and acts as advocate when needed to ensure fair and equal access to this. To support individuals with all aspects of their health.?     To ensure that those we support have full and active lives – with regards to support to take part in leisure and other active pastimes, where required motivating and encouraging – working in partnership with others to work towards this goal. Being accountable for this work to the people we support, the Manager and the whole team, ensuring positive outcomes for those we support. ?     To contribute to the development of the team and work towards the goals of the whole team.    Person Specification   D – Desirable, E- EssentialQualifications/Education/Training/Knowledge:D/EQCF (or equivalent ) or willingness to work towardsEKnowledge of  working within a regulated framework CQCDKnowledge of Intensive InteractionsDKnowledge of PROACT SCiP/ working within this framework        DExperience Experience of working with people with learning disabilities  DExperience of working with people with Autism/ Behaviours that challenge services                                                                                       DExperience of working in a supported living setting  DSkills and Abilities Ability to work within a team structure in  a positive wayEAbility to work in person centred waysEAbility to undertake small pieces of research to ensure that knowledge remains up to date and relevant.EAbility to manage own workload and meet deadlines EUnderstanding the needs of people with learning disabilities with complex needs/behaviours that challenge  ECompetent user of standard IT packagesDHave a positive approach to change EProblem solving and negotiation skillsEAble to use judgement and manage riskEAbility to always keep customers as the focus for  the job purposeEMake non-routine and complex judgements and decisionsEAbility to be a shift leaderEPersonal QualitiesHard working, with commitment to supporting people with Learning DisabilitiesEHonesty, integrity, good listenerEHas a caring attitudeEGood team workerEAble to remain calm under pressure and support staff through difficult situationsEAble to manage anger, aggression and conflictEAble to manage a high volume of work and prioritise clearlyEAble to work on own initiative promote autonomy and think creatively ENeeds stamina and perseverance in managing changeEAbility to work as part of a team, have a supportive attitude and positive approachEOther Hold a clean UK driving licence and be prepared to drive on company business (must be able and willing to drive a manual vehicle)Work flexibly – which will include weekends/bank holidays, evenings, supporting customer holidays and occasional waking nightsEE Optalis Company Core Values;  Customer Service                            View full job description
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