Support Staff - Care Homes
Salary: £18,540 - £20,315 per annum (£9.61 - £10.53 per hours)
plus enhancements for night working
You aren't just a Care Assistant or Support Worker - you are fundamental to the individuals being supported.
A typical day will be making sure residents are exercising choice and control over their day to day lives, in particular making sure they are able to live as independently as possible. For example, helping residents to cook and clean. It is essential you are comfortable with providing personal care. The support provided is person-centred and is driven by what residents would like to do so if you enjoy a varied and rewarding role, this may be a perfect role for you!
Other duties of your role will include but are not limited to:
* Helping residents to maintain relationships with others.
* Providing emotional and social support and giving residents' helping hand when they require it
* Giving residents the confidence to be themselves and encouraging them to join in social activities
* Devising, implementing and working with personalised support plans and risk assessments.
* Administering medication (Support Workers)
* Ensuring a safe and 'home from home' environment for all
* Helping residents with their finances
Palmwood Court is a CQC registered care home based in Bulwell which supports up to 12 individuals with enduring mental health conditions. The age range varies, with some users over 65 as the project offers long term services. The project is easily accessible by bus from Nottingham City Centre or car (free parking on site).
Claremont Road is a care home based in Carrington, Nottingham and provides accommodation and services for adults with learning disabilities. There are 12 fully-furnished bedrooms, and the building is suitable for people with physical disabilities. The home is known for their activities and entertainment, and the creative team make sure there is something for all residents to enjoy. There is free parking nearby.
Nuthall Road is a registered service situated in Cinderhill, Nottingham and provides services for people aged between 18 and 65 with mental health difficulties, learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge.
Watcombe Circus is a registered care home in Carrington that provides person-centred support for men and women who have a learning disability, and other associated support needs including: mental health, dementia and challenging behaviour.
Elms Park in Ruddington is a mental health supported living accommodation consisting of 3 self-contained flats and one communal flat for 3 adults with complex Mental Health Issues /Learning Disabilities. This post is exempt under Sch 9 Pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and is only open to female applicants.
Biko Square in Hyson Green provides supported accommodation to meet the long-term needs of people with mild to moderate learning difficulties. This post is exempt under Sch 9 Pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and is only open to female applicants.
Second Avenue is based in Carlton and is a small project for adults with autism and learning disabilities. This post is exempt under Sch 9 Pt 1 of the Equality Act 2010 and is only open to female applicants.
All services operate seven days a week. All successful candidates must be able to work on a rota basis including weekends and bank holidays. A bonus is paid for waking nights and an allowance is paid for sleep-ins. Shift patterns include: 7am - 2pm, 2pm-10pm, waking nights 10pm- 7.15am, Sleep ins 10pm-7am, 9am - 5pm, 8am-4pm, 10am - 4pm. Shift patterns can vary as they are based on the needs of the people being supported, but the client aims to provide the rotas as early as possible so you can plan around your personal lives.
Please note that due to the needs of the individuals, there may be an element of moving and handling involved in the role; as such, you will need to be willing and able to undertake these duties. Additionally, a degree of resilience when working with challenging behaviour is required as you will be expected to diffuse situations calmly with confidence.
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