CHALLENGING BEHAVIOUR EXPERIENCE NEEDED
EMPLOYMENT TO COMMENCE ASAP
Night support workers - To work in a 6 bedroom residential home for clients with Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and complex needs and mild to severe challenging behaviours.
POST: SUPPORT WORKER RESPONSIBLE TO: Seniors / Manager.
Candidates must have knowledge and experience working with Learning difficulties, mental health, complex needs and behaviours that challenge.
ROLE: To assist in the creation of a homely environment within the home and to participate in a wide range of activities and training programmes with the service users under the direction of the person in charge.
WAKING NIGHT SUPPORT WILL HAVE A RANGE OF OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES OTHER THAN THE LIST BELOW .... SOME MAY NOT BE RELEVANT AT NIGHT BUT STAFF MAY WANT TO DO A MIXTURE OF DAYS AND NIGHTS ..........
RESPONSIBILITIES:1. To share in home making activities with service users and staff including housekeeping duties.
2. Arranging and sequencing activities to include all service users throughout the day.- Organising materials necessary to these activities.
3. To carry out and record teaching sessions throughout the day using written guidelines.
4. To provide opportunities for service users to practice existing skills and to develop new useful skills.
5. To accompany service users on outings, holidays, dental and hospital appointments, to and from day work placements
.6. To assist service users to be actively involved in the care and purchasing of their own clothing personal effects, and to ensure their safe keeping and inclusion on service users’ inventories
.7. To work with visiting teaching, medical, psychology, physiotherapy and other specialist staff in devising and carrying out joint programmes for the care and training of each service user.
8. To observe, record and report to the Manager the progress of each service user.
9. Report any complaints by or on behalf of service users to the Manager, using the current complaints procedure.
10. To report to the Manager accidents, illness and alleged or witnessed abuse involving service users, immediately.
11. To welcome service users’ relatives, friends, social contacts, advocates, in a friendly manner, listen and give relevant information.
12. To read and sign all current Health and Safety documents.
13. To report to the Manager potential hazards in equipment and building in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.
14. To attend fire lectures twice yearly, participate in fire drills and to know the location of fire alarms and fire fighting equipment and know how to use them.
15. To attend staff meetings as required and to participate in discussions.
16. To participate in in-service training, both in-house and core training curriculum study days.
17. To strictly observe confidentiality rules.
18. To report for duty dressed in an appropriate manner, which is suitable for work within the home.
19. To work diligently in the home and to respect the service user’s wishes, so far as it is possible.
20. To promote the home and its work, in the local community.
21. To be prepared to work flexi duties, as requested by the Manager.
22. To be prepared to work night duty as required when the need arises.
23. To ensure that local community facilities are used by the service users for training and recreation purposes.