Support worker

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 18/10/2020 23:59
Grade C.£18,426 - Fixed Term for 18 months initially with the possibility of an extension.
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
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Employment Location:
Closing date:
18 Oct
Further Information

We have a vacancy for a support worker in Southernwood Promoting Independence Centre. Southernwood provides support for up to 24 people requiring a period of assessment and day-care.

As a support worker, you will need to carry out a range of duties including supporting service users with tasks that promote their independence, maximise their wellbeing and maintain their dignity, which will include personal care tasks

You will be required to develop and maintain a range of records, including individual care plans and health and safety records.

Knowledge of the needs of vulnerable people and excellent communication skills are essential to this post. You must hold a Level 2 NVQ in Care or equivalent qualification or be willing to work towards. You must also have a commitment to service user consultation and partnership working and hold the moving and handling certificate or be willing to work towards. Knowledge of best practice in services for older people is essential, and you must hold the care certificate or be willing to work towards.

Experience of working as part of a team is desirable, as is the ability to work on your own initiative. Experience of working with older people and those living with dementia is also desirable.

You will be required to work to a rota which will include early, late, weekend and bank holiday shifts.

If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.

Online applications only at www.gateshead.gov.uk

Please note
This job is closed for applications.