To provide personal care and support to individuals who have learning disabilities, enabling them to live as full and independent a life as possible within their own home and their community.
To contribute as a member of a team in providing support for the vulnerable people within the home's care. A rotating shift system is in place, allowing us to provide 24-hour care, seven days a week. This means carers will work at varying times throughout the 24 hour period, and please note that this includes night shifts.
" Through getting to know the residents of the home carers should seek to foster each individual's independence and improve his or her quality of life.
" Carers must maintain client confidentiality at all times, unless information, if not shared with an appropriate colleague, would be likely to cause harm to the client or others.
" The carer shall encourage residents to maintain personal hygiene, and this will include personal care. This may include dealing with both incontinence and bathing.
" The carer shall encourage and demonstrate personable presentation - to include washing, drying, ironing and storing of clothing.
" The carer shall demonstrate and encourage basic hygiene and cleanliness within residents' accommodation.
" The carer shall demonstrate and encourage budgeting and shopping skills.
" The carer shall demonstrate and encourage involvement in social and recreational activities.
" When appropriate, carers will accompany clients in pursuing daily activities such as shopping, medical appointments, and day care.
" The carer shall have responsibility for the observation and supervision of individuals in his/her care, reporting to the person in charge.
" Administrative duties shall include collection, handing out and depositing of monies, and the maintenance of financial, personal and medication records as required
" Following recognised training, care staff will be expected to administer, safely store and record the giving of prescribed medication.
" Working as a team, care staff shall assist and encourage clients to consider and negotiate future plans, and present these as appropriate at reviews on the client's behalf.
" All posts at Neyland House are 'mixed duties'; no domestic staff will be employed and therefore the care staff will undertake all domestic work,
encouraging and assisting residents to undertake these duties as part of independent living.
" All staff will be expected to keep abreast of any changes to Health and Safety at Work laws.
" Staff will be expected to participate in an agreed training programme as set up in supervision/support sessions. Training to include both in-house and external courses.
" New staff will participate in a full induction program.
" Must be articulate and able to communicate at all levels.
" Good written English language skills
" Must be flexible and have the confidence to operate on own initiative, but also be able to work as part of a team.
" Should have a well-organised approach to work and be able to work under pressure.
" NVQ Level 2 in Social Care or similar an advantage.
ONLY NON- SMOKERS EMPLOYED.
" Should have relevant experience.
" Must have a full clean driving licence, and be confident to drive a small (9 seat) mini-bus.
ACCOMODATION SOURCED BY CLIENT BUT PAID FOR BY CANDIDATE. AVERAGE £50 A WEEK.
£5.60 PER HOUR X 35 HOUR WEEK ON ROTA
YOUNG MALES WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES