Eltisley Manor Rehabilitation Hospital

SUPPORT/CARE WORKER

Salary/Rate: £8.10 per hour or Bank
Job Type: Permanent and bank
Location: Eltisley Manor, Cambridgeshire


JOB PURPOSE

To carry out assigned tasks as part of the Care team, in support of Senior Staff. To undertake some aspects of care provision without direct supervision, including coordinating recreational groups and activities for residents and escorting duties. To ensure the safety and well being of services users, and to always work in a manner that promotes dignity and human rights through the adoption of person centered care principles.

Essential:

  • Numerate and literate
  • IT Skills
  • An understanding of how mental health issues can affect people
  • An ability to take direction and to follow detailed policies and protocols
  • Good communication skills: tact, diplomacy and listening
  • Good organisational skills and time management
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Experience of working as part of a team
  • Able to lead others in delivering specific interventions

Desirable:

  • NVQ in care or substantial equivalent experience gained in a role supporting people with significant health or social care needs
  • To assist with the care, treatment and rehabilitation of residents within the service as directed.
  • To assist in the maintenance of a safe therapeutic environment beneficial to the needs of the residents, relatives and other carers.
  • To contribute to the team approach to residents, providing accurate and relevant feedback to senior staff: to participate in team discussions and meetings regarding care of residents.
  • To participate in the application of care plans, ensuring interventions and observations are communicated effectively to senior staff and act as a key worker.
  • To assist in the supervision of other health care and support staff as directed by the manager.
  • To play a part in the preparation of assessments for current/ future residents.
  • To keep up to date with changing practices and attend relevant training, as appropriate to the role, as directed.
  • To promote positive attitudes towards mental health. This will include:
    • Attending regular statutory training and updates.
    • Participating in appraisal and supervision processes from identified senior member of staff.
    • Contributing to the learning environment of staff undergoing training and new team members as directed.
    • Maintaining Health and Safety in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974).
    • Working to the Policies and Procedures of Psycare Ltd
  • To play a role in making the best use of available workforce resources based on agreed staffing models and contributing to provision of best care possible.
  • To follow Psycare Ltd policies relating to the security of the building/residents, to ensure safe practice and protection of clients, staff, visitors and members of the general public.
  • To play a part in the service provision that is both safe and therapeutic within span of knowledge.
  • To supervise the work of other Care Pathway Facilitators, as appropriate.
  • To contribute to the development of other staff.
  • To manage time effectively.
  • To communicate effectively with and maintain good relationships with Multidisciplinary Team Visitors, Manager, Carers and other Psycare Ltd staff, residents and their families, CPA Co-Coordinator and Voluntary organisations.
  • To maintain standards of record keeping and associated administration in accordance with Nouvita policy and professional guidelines, including:
  • Upkeeping contemporaneous, chronological and accurate mental health records which have been checked and verified by the Manager of their deputy.
  • Contributing to the achievement of Quality Assurance Standards.
  • To participate with the support of Senior Staff in clinical audit.
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