To work with and provide care and support to service users with learning disabilities who exhibit a variety of challenging behaviours posing a range of physical and emotional challenges.
To provide direct support to service users who exhibit challenging behaviour to manage the behaviour and to enable them to participate in a wide range of therapeutic and social activities.
To uphold social work values and to ensure good working practice including understanding and awareness of health and safety
To promote the independence and develop the skills of service users and assist with all tasks necessary to ensure positive life experiences
To work positively with other agencies, parents, carers, and other services to ensure a quality provision of care for service users
Develop and contribute to the maintenance of service user records and support plans and act as a key worker when required.
To ensure that the living environment of the service users is clean and appropriate to meet each individuals needs
To participate in regular and ongoing training relevant to the needs of the service users.
Health and Safety
Practical experience that would give the post holder insight into issues in relation to working with people with a disability who exhibit challenging behaviour.
SVQ level 2 (or equivalent) in Social Care Standard grades or equivalent at level 3 or above inc English and Arithmetic/Maths Willingness to undertake further training as required Evidence of continuing professional development
A range of practical skills in order to engage with service users Sound Observational Skills Ability to work as part of an effective team. Active listening and
verbal communication skills for effective interaction with service users and staff at all levels Experience of community participation Self confident and self motivated
You will be expected to travel efficiently and effectively between various locations within Moray to meet the operational needs of the service. Due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van/minibus Experience of working with Learning Disabled adults and also with people who have ASD. To understand your own feelings about being challenged Knowledge of Social Care Values. Knowledge of Housing support Standards Ability to form positive relationships with service users, colleagues, parents and other agencies. Sensitivity and understanding of discrimination and health and well being issues.
Ability to respond appropriately in difficult or challenging situations. Ability to record information accurately
Ability to remain calm in a crisis Ability to reflect on own practice A resilient and assertive nature Flexibility, empathy and approachability. Ability to work effectively as part of the support team and in multi-disciplinary settings. Ability to use own initiative The ability to engage service users in activities and participation within their home and in the local community. Ability to communicate in an open an approachable manner. Appreciation, acceptance of and a commitment to the importance of confidentiality Willing to accept direction/delegation
Flexible approach to work patterns and bases and ability to work within a shift based rota system Ability to carry out duties that involve personal care of service users. Ability to carry out moving and handling duties in accordance with moving and handling regulations and risk assessments. Ability to support service users with physical activities such as swimming, hydro therapy etc.
Closing Date: 9 April 2021
Starting salary: £19,490
£10.34 per hour
30 hours per week
For further information contact Tanya Barr – 01343 557255/548622 07875034206
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