Location: Somerset, England
Salary: £8.50 - £11.25 per hour
Posted: 2 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Outreach Support Workers - Disabilities and Mental Health

Job Description

Our client provides support to clients aged 18-65years old with complex needs. They provide a varied outreach service whcih involves supporting clinets wihtint a variety of settings.

Position Available: Outreach Support Workers - Learning Disabilities and Mental Health, x10 positions available, Somerset and Bristol flexible hours per week part time or full time, £8.50-11.25 per hours

Role Purpose

As a Outreach Support Worker you will need to possess a caring and flexible nature. You will be required to provide support and assistance to a wide variety of service users with a range of differing learning & physical disabilities in various different settings.

As a Support Worker you must have the following qualities, skills & knowledge

You will be expected to be part of a team and will carry out any reasonable duty required of you whilst on assignment. Duties may include (but are not limited to):

Principal Responsibilities

    • To support service users in the taking of decisions in matters which affect their lifestyle.
    • To undertake activities as are detailed in individual care plan and/or timetables. Plus ensuring that all paperwork relating to these tasks is completed on time and to a suitability sufficient standard.
    • To promote relationships which enable each service user to participate in the life of the local community to the best of their ability.
    • To ensure the provision of healthcare arrangements this includes the recording and administration of prescribed medications.
    • Encourage and support service users to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional, organisational and practical support and training as appropriate.
    • Contribute to the protection of service users from abuse, follow policies and procedures and comply with external professional guidance i.e. CQC
    • Advocate for service users where appropriate.
    • Apply anti-discriminatory practices at all times.
    • Ensure service users understand their contracts, their rights and obligations.
    • To assist service users who need help with personal tasks such as dressing, undressing, bathing, feeding and using the toilet where necessary.
    • Liaise, consult with and actively support service users, encouraging participation in decision making processes.
    • Support service users to deal appropriately with their housemates and/or neighbors.
    • To undertake other such duties as are within the scope of the spirit of the job purpose, the title of the post and it's grading.
    • To always promote and uphold the ethos and best practice

Staff and team work

    • Work within a team, supporting colleagues and attending all necessary meetings, recording and sharing information appropriately and confidentially.
    • Keep up to date with issues relevant to housing & support, welfare benefits, care home standards as specified by CQC and other relevant legislation.
    • To undertake all core training required for this post and other training and professional development activities as required.
    • Undertake other delegated tasks that fall within your capabilities.

Skills Required:

  • Experience of supporting clients with learning disabilities, Autism or mental health
  • Work well within a team and on your own initiative.
  • Common sense.
  • Flexibility & Reliability.
  • Respect for service user's dignity and independence.
  • Understanding that service users have different & individual needs.
  • Able to adhere to the policies & procedures of different organisations when on assignment
  • Maintain a professional and confidential approach at all times.
  • Have an understanding of the Health & Social Care Act 2008 and the Fundamental Standards of Quality and Safety.
  • Have an understanding of the latest best practice when working with vulnerable adults.

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