Social Care Worker
- Job Reference: 00073382-1
- Date Posted: 13 May 2022
- Recruiter: CV-Library
- Location: Northfield
- Salary: £18,532
- Sector: Healthcare & Medical
- Job Type: Permanent
Social Care Worker
Coriander Close, Northfield, Birmingham
£18,532.80 per annum
36 hours per week
Trident Group has over 50 years’ experience of delivering homes, services and innovation for up to 8,000 people in over 3,400 homes in some of the most disadvantaged communities in the Midlands. It employs more than 850 staff, works with many volunteers and provides training places and apprenticeships as part of the employment package. The Group has an annual turnover of more than £34m and owns assets close to £186m.
The Group consists of;
Trident Housing, which provides landlord services for the Group in respect of housing management and maintenance
Trident Reach, which is a registered care and support charity providing services to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, and those who have been victims of domestic abuse across all age groups across the Midlands.
About the role
We are looking to recruit a compassionate staff member to join our team to support people with learning disabilities and other complex needs.
Coriander Close, Birmingham is a registered care home for up to 5 adults with learning and/or physical disabilities, who require support for all aspects of their daily living needs, including personal care, meal preparation, shopping and social activities.
The aim of the role is to deliver an outstanding service which is person centred in a way that enhances the lives of people with profound learning disabilities offering choice, ensuring the people have a voice and their wishes and decisions are respected. The role will include aspects of personal care, cleaning, cooking, record keeping and supporting people with health and welling issues including attending health appointments as specified in the job description.
We are looking for staff who want to make a difference, the successful candidates must be committed to inclusion and engagement and ensure that the people they are supporting have a full, active, meaningful lifestyle, one that they have chosen for themselves. In addition, the successful candidates will be confident to work alone, and it is essential to have a good understanding and working experience of profound multiple learning disabilities.
Our home is 24/7 where we use a rota system to ensure customers get the care they need. As a Social Care Worker, you will be required to work a shift rota system that includes working some weekends and bank holidays.
Shifts include: Morning 7:00am – 2:30pm, Afternoon 2:00pm – 9:30pm including sleep-ins.
The successful candidates will need to have an excellent standard of written and spoken communication skills, including effective skills to support people who are non-verbal and use other methods to communicate.
Candidates need experience of supporting adults with challenging behaviour, demonstrate a level of resilience whilst at work, and the ability to build meaningful relationships with customers. Throughout this role you will need to be able to demonstrate effective behaviour management techniques, build rapport and trust with customers to de-escalate incidents and create a safe educational environment.
Punctuality and reliability are essential to meet the requirements of the role, the shifts are early mornings, late finishes, weekend working and waking nights. You may be required to work the occasional night shift when the service is needed
Working in a regulated service it is essential that all mandatory training is up to date and staff have the skills to support in challenging situations. Specialist training tailored to meet the needs of customers will be provided. Candidates will preferably hold a Level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care, and it is important that the successful candidate understands health and social care legislation and CQC fundamental standards.
All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.
All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport which will be verified to check your eligibility to work and live in the UK.
All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from Disclosure and barring service (DBS).
To continue to keep the people we support safe, we will continue to follow the government guidelines regarding Covid-19. This means due to impending changes to government legislation it will be mandatory, unless you are medically exempt, to have had both covid-19 vaccines prior to starting work in our registered services. We will request supporting evidence of your vaccinations to ensure compliance, and if you are medically exempt, we would request your supporting evidence for this also