Lavender Lodge Care Home

SUPPORT WORKER

Salary/Rate: £8.10 per hour
Work Hours: Predominantly nights 20:00 – 08:00 (although flexibility is required)
Contract: Perm Full Time (37.5 hours per week including alternate weekends)
Location: Lavender Lodge, Hertfordshire


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 wellbeing 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
  • Experience in administrating medication

Full Job Description is available on request.

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