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Wellbeing Support Worker - Kisharon

  • Location:
  • Sector: Not for Profit
  • Salary: £8.79-£10.33 p/hour
Our main priority for these roles is to find people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes. You don’t need to have previous experience in this field, nor do you need qualifications – we’re happy to work with you to help you become an excellent Wellbeing Support Worker.
Above all we want people who share our values. These are:
•    Commitment to showing dignity and respect at all times to the individuals we support
•    Providing excellent care, support and being the best we can
•    Working well together as part of our leading and innovative collaborative team.
•    Bringing your own interests and creativity to engage the people we support.
Are these values important to you? 

Full, part time or flexible shifts are available on weekdays, evenings, overnight and weekends

JOB PURPOSE:
To work individually and as part of the Wellbeing Support Team to:
 Discuss, explore and understand people’s strengths, passions and interests, using this knowledge to
help co-produce flexible and responsive support for individuals’ needs. Working in this way removes hierarchy, keeping decisions closer to the people themselves and reducing unnecessary costs. 
 Co-produce and develop person-centered support, enabling people to have control over their own lives by maximising their independence, promoting and supporting people to achieve their full outcomes including independence, choice and community presence.
 Comply with policies and procedures set by the organisation and regulatory bodies, such as the Care Quality Commission and the Local Boroughs.

MAIN TASKS:
 Provide support for the people we support in line with their individual, person centred support plans.
 Support the people we support in maintaining their emotional, physical, spiritual, cultural and psychological wellbeing.
 Work with the Team to agree and set the Rota ensuring a person centred way.
 Enable the people we support to utilise community facilities and services.
 Uphold and promote the rights, dignity, respect and choice of the people we support.
 Coach, enable and assist the people we support to develop new skills.
 Participate in and enable the people we support to complete household tasks including cleaning, tidying, laundry, supporting individuals to plan meals, shop, cook, budget appropriately.
 Actively participate in and enable the people we support to carry out their activities according to their personalised programmes.
 Assist the people we support in promoting new friendships and maintaining relationships with family, friends and the local community.
 Support and safeguard the people we support in the management of their finances as appropriate
 Ensure effective relationships are developed and maintained with relevant services and professionals, including health services.
 Maintain records consistent with legal requirements of the service.
 Act in accordance with Health and Safety, Equal Opportunities, Confidentiality and other policies.
 Attend and contribute to team meetings, supervisions and appraisals.
 Promote and safeguard a Jewish Ethos and Culture.
 For the people in Supported Living - be prepared to work flexible hours over a week depending on the need of the person supported.

JOB ACTIVITIES:
Working with the people we support to:
 Find out what is important to individuals and help them make choices by providing information in an appropriate and person centred way. Discuss your ideas for improvement with the person supported, and with the Wellbeing Team – both colleagues and managers.
 Support and encourage the individual’s religious beliefs and seek opportunities to socialise and develop relationships in the Jewish Community and wider community.
 Help the individual understand and manage the risks in everyday life and provide consistent support in line with Safeguarding Principles to ensure the welfare, safety and protection of individuals within the Kisharon premises and the wider community.
 Support the personal care needs of individuals where necessary and appropriate, affording dignity, respect and privacy.
 Assist and support individuals with medical/health needs, including maintaining a high level of cleanliness and hygiene, and the administering of medication subject to appropriate training.
 Promote healthy life style choices including balanced diet and exercise.
 Provide assistance to enable the individual to participate and develop their practical skills to live as independently as possible, whilst supporting them to maintain a high standard of living.
 Maintain the standards set by the General Social Care Council – CODES OF PRACTICE for social care workers and employers. (A copy of the Code of Practice will be supplied with this document on confirmation of the employee’s appointment).
 Support individuals as directed to develop and enhance their skills to increase their opportunities of employment.
 Complete paperwork as and when necessary, e.g. filling in MAR sheets, recording discussions from meetings, filling in petty cash sheets etc.
 Conduct key working sessions and attend other meetings on request.
 Comply with any procedures as legislated by the Care Quality Commission and directed by your line manager

Person Specification

Essential:
- Achieved or working towards NVQ in Health and Social Care level 2, QCF level 2, Care Certificate or equivalent experience. 
- Experience of caring for people (paid or volunteer) .
- The ability to work flexibly with unsocial hours on a rota basis according to the individual needs of the people we are supporting.
- Understanding of the importance of attending and participating actively in regular supervision with peers and managers.
- Lone working with people we support according to their individual needs in the local and wider community.
- Work collaboratively with Team / managers to support individuals according to their needs.
- Ability to deliver ‘person centred’ programmes X Interview
- Ability and willingness to provide personal toilet, hygiene & care support including intimate care and to undertake manual handling.
- Knowledge and understanding of Valuing People.
- Knowledge and undertaking of good care practice and acceptable risk taking.
- Understanding of the principles of equal opportunities & anti discriminatory practices.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, with other staff, people we support, parents/families and other professionals.
- Ability to be self motivated, use personal & creative initiative and judgment within the Wellbeing Team Framework.
- Good numeracy and literacy skills. 
- Ability to work well under pressure. 
- Ability to show empathy and understanding towards people we support.
- Ability and willingness to develop the support plan and participate in specific educational, employment and recreational activities to ensure the individual needs of the people we support are fully met.
- Understanding / awareness of or willingness to learn about Jewish culture.
- Ability to participate in household tasks / independent living skills.
- Ability to participate in the preparation of meals. X Probation
- Ability to respond appropriately in accordance with Kisharon policy to challenging behaviour.
- Strict adherence to our policy and legal obligations regarding confidentiality.
- Knowledge of Health and Social Care Act. 
- Ability to deal with stressful situations.
- Committed to personal development. 
- Reliable and Trustworthy. 

Desirable:
- Experience of working with people with learning disabilities.
- Knowledge and experience of epilepsy
- First Aid Training.
- Basic Food Hygiene Certificate.