Lead Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00045737-1
  • Date Posted: 23 November 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Hartwell, Northamptonshire
  • Salary: £17,940 to £19,987
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Lead RSW – Northants – 37.5 hours per week

Overall Description

To work as a key member of our Multidisciplinary Care Team in maintaining and delivering a high standard of holistic resident care 24 hours a day. They will implement and effectively assist in the day-to-day running of all prescribed resident care packages and assist in meeting all basic care needs.

Principle Responsibilities

General Areas/Personnel

* To lead the daily care delivery, ensuring resident’s holistic activities of daily living and care needs are met

* To provide supervision, guidance and development opportunities for the support workers

* To take a key role in inducting new staff

* To allocate and oversee key duties on a shift-by-shift basis

* Responsible for maintaining a safe environment in accordance with all Health and Safety, Infection Control, COSHH and other Government Legislation

* Assist qualified staff in care delivery as directed

* Monitoring and ensuring appropriate use of all stocks and supplies.

* Ensuring the fabric, general cleanliness and integrity of the building, fixtures and fittings is maintained to a high standard

* Ensure you are fully aware and operate within all policies and procedures, regularly updating knowledge of any changes

* Responsible for the security of all keys, alarms and communication equipment and that these are carried at the directed times

* Assist in the maintenance of unit cleaning on a daily basis where required and act in covering the unit support services staff (cleaners) when absent from unit

* Carry out responsibilities with due regard to the units equal opportunities and diversity policy

* Ensure that all duties are carried out to the highest possible standard and in accordance with current quality initiatives within this area of work

* To act at all times in a professional manner, as an ambassador of excellence for The Oakleaf Group

* Work with the Multidisciplinary team in maintaining the CQC Inspections and the National Service frameworks minimum standards

* To be aware of the responsibility of all employees to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all residents, visitors and staff

* To maintain flexibility in working in order to deliver all residents’ care packages and in meeting their needs.

CareTech Community Services Ltd is a provider of specialist social care services supporting 5000 adults with a wide range of needs in more than 300 services across the UK. Committed to the highest standards of care and governance, we provide innovative care pathways for people to live in community settings with learning disabilities, severe physical disabilities, autistic spectrum disorder, challenging behaviour, mental health, forensic needs and acquired brain injury within a range of settings including, supported living services, shared housing, residential services and outreach. We encourage people to take control of their lives – this could be finding employment, having an active social life, learning new skills or building self-confidence.


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Due to the nature of the position, successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to commencement of employment. The disclosure expense will be met by Caretech.

* Some of our roles require male or female employees only, where this is indicated it is a genuine occupational requirement, in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact every applicant. We will be in touch 7-10 days after receipt of your CV if progressing your application to the next stage.

CareTech Community Services are proud to advise that they are a Disability Confident Leader.


You may be aware of new regulations, which require that anyone entering a CQC-regulated care home in England to be fully vaccinated subject to certain exemptions.

The Health & Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021 were made on 22nd July and come into force on 11th November 2021