Care & Support Worker

Recruiter
Metropolitan
Location
Stapleford, Nottinghamshire, England
Salary
£15,269 per year + Benefits
Posted
12 Jun 2018
Closes
10 Jul 2018
Ref
_2532A
Contact
Resourcing Team
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Temporary
Hours
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Metropolitan are seeking a dedicated care and support worker to join our Connect Team providing early intervention support to adults in the community. You will be working with customers in a dedicated patch of South Nottinghamshire. You will therefore be required to work flexibly to ensure individual needs are met while maximising independence, choice, dignity, privacy and well-being. It is essential that you have the ability to travel independently.

This service provides short term support to customers to enable them to remain independent and self managing in their own homes. The focus is on preventing or reducing the need for involvement by statutory services.

Working 22.5 hours a week preferable Monday to Wednesday 9am - 5pm in the main however you will need to be flexible in your working to meet customers` needs on occasion.

Key responsibilities will include , but are not limited to:

-Provide assistance with the support needs of customers as identified in their support plan.
-Encourage and support customers to establish and maintain positive relationships with their family and friends and engage in activities which help them to achieve their personal goals.
-Provide support and practical assistance to customers with benefits, budgeting, correspondence and accessing appropriate services.
-Provide social support to customers in line with policies & procedures and best practice.
-Promote self advocacy and act as the customers` advocate where appropriate.
-Be aware of customers` wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
-Provide care and support that is appropriate to the age, gender, disability, race, religion and sexuality of the customer to improve their quality of life and independence.
-Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.
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For the full job profile please email clare.mccarthy@metropolitan.org.uk .
As a lone support worker experience would be an advantage, but not always essential. To be successful in your application this should be clearly demonstrated in your CV.

To be considered for this role your CV will need to reflect: -

1)Experience of lone working so you are taking full responsibility for your work
2)Experience of working with vulnerable people and supporting their independence
3)Ability to prepare reports/records accurately
4)IT literacy
5)Valid driving licence

If you are looking for an opportunity to start your career within care and work for a leading Housing Trust please apply to register your interest. In return for your commitment to Metropolitan we will also provide full training and personal development that is tailored to your personal ambitions through our own Metrocadamy. Also Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Well-being Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days holiday, with the ability to buy and sell up to 5 days!

Metropolitan is committed to being an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: Metropolitan is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Metropolitan are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation. Metropolitan will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics and we encourage applications from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

It should be noted that the successful applicant will need to be subject to a background enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) before any appointment can be confirmed.