Community Support Workers (Workington)

Northern Healthcare
Competitive salary
11 Apr 2021
20 Apr 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Who we are?

Northern Health Care provides mental health recovery services across many regions within the UK. Our services consist of Support Living and community outreach services which provides our residents and service users with access to 24 hr support from experienced clinical and support staff.

What we are looking for

We are currently looking to recruit a number of community Support Workers in the Workington area. We need liked minded support workers to join our team who are committed and have the values, passion, and determination in putting people first , whilst supporting lives of people with a learning disability. It's hard work but the rewards are truly amazing!

As a community support worker, you will be at the heart of supporting our service users with a learning disability on a daily basis. You will work with service users to help them live a fulfilled and happy life, whilst living as independently as possible. You will help to enable them to develop positive relationships and to be valued as an equal member of their local community.

As part of this role you will work closely with a variety of colleagues and support staff to prioritise outcome focused support to our customers.

This role will be a full-time position, working on a 7 days rotational shift pattern 8am-8pm during the day and 8pm-8am waking nights.

Key responsibilities
  • Support service users with day to day activities enabling them to be able to live a full and as independent life as possible. This may include help to manage finances, domestic tasks, meal preparation and personal care.
  • To support service users with grocery shopping and attending routine appointments.
  • Ensuring that our service users are at the heart of everything we do.
  • Support service users whilst taking of prescribed medication.
  • Support service users to be as active as they would like to be as part of their local community, whilst encouraging them to try out new things and push their boundaries. These could include days out, family visits or arranging to go to college or use their local leisure facilities.
  • Regularly review support plans whilst ensuring that they are committed to working toward their needs and aspirations.
  • Working positively and collaboratively with other colleagues within the team
  • Work within and implement our policy and procedure, including confidentiality and safeguarding.
  • Escalate as appropriate any concerns or issues in a timely manner.
  • To maintain and keep accurate records whilst reporting in a factual and 'person centred' approach.

Ideally, you will have some experience as a support worker or have gained your level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care, however, we also consider applicants with no experience as long as you can demonstrate the values and passion it takes to become a support worker.

If you're passionate about putting people first and making a real difference then we would like to hear from you!

Due to the nature of the role, we will pay for you to complete an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, prior to starting with us.

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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