Support Worker – Young Adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health – Worthing
Your new company
A small residential setting that provides supported living for up to 6 individuals aged between 16 and 18 years old, the residents have learning difficulties and mental health conditions who require additional support in promoting their independence and building their self-esteem. The setting has an extremely good reputation and a supportive team who work collaboratively and closely with outside agencies and social workers to improve the lives of these vulnerable adults.
Your new role
Being a Support Worker isn’t just about supporting someone in day-to-day life, it’s about having fun, building relationships, promoting independence and supporting them to build up their self-esteem and confidence in order to enable them to access the outside community safely.
The daily duties are but are not limited to: helping to maintain a healthy and safe working environment for all service users, support workers and visitors, supporting the service users out in the community with any activities they may wish to take part in.
You will take on the role of a key worker which means that you will be expected to form accurate records, case notes and work using a person-centred approach which is tailored to each individual.
A career as a Support Worker is incredibly rewarding, challenging and offers a level of job satisfaction you won’t find elsewhere.
Shifts are usually between Monday and Friday but they do require some occasional evening and weekend work.
What you’ll need to succeed
A minimum of 6 months experience supporting adults, ideally in a residential / supported living setting within the last 2 years.
NVQ Level 2 or 3 within a child or adult setting is desirable, but not essential
Mental Health background desirable but not essential
A background in challenging behaviours also desirable but not essential
You will also be dedicated to helping vulnerable adults.
Ideally you will also be able to drive.
A DBS on the update service is desirable
What you’ll get in return
What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this role, click ‘apply now’ to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn’t quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.
*In accordance with the it is an occupational requirement that applicants who apply to this job based within a CQC Registered Care Home must provide proof that they have received both COVID vaccinations or are medical exempt by 11 November 2021
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