Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00073001-1
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Whitegate
  • Salary: £20,030 to £26,082
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

I find abstract reasoning difficult and so need staff to be concrete when they are discussing plans or explaining things to me.

I struggle to recognise non-verbal communication and will not be able to read body language accurately – staff should ensure they maintain a clear and positive stance as much as possible.

I can be impulsive and will do things that I will then feel 'silly' about afterwards.

I find it difficult to filter out unnecessary information, both verbal and visual.
I am likely to purchase impulsively and can then hoard items. Staff should make sure that I make a list prior or encourage me to take a small bag shopping to help me manage this urge.

Unstructured/Unplanned time increases my anxiety.

Job IntroductionI am a woman in my thirties, currently residing in my own home near Winsford, Cheshire. I have a diagnosis of a mild learning disability, Pervasive developmental disorder and ADHD.  I have spent several years in hospital prior to moving to my own home with Gray Healthcare support, and it is important for me to continue to learn new skills and gain further independence to continue to live in the community.

I love seeing my family and friends, and my family pet dog, and I enjoy shopping, particularly to charity shops and car boot sales.  I enjoy colouring and arts & crafts, and baking, and like to be active.   I like reading through Argos books and enjoy reading picture books.  I like to watch Television. My favourite channel is CBeebies and I love watching Mr Tumble.  I like to take pride in my appearance and enjoy pamper sessions.

Main ResponsibilitiesAs a Support Worker within Gray Healthcare you will join a specialist team supporting an individual within their own home. We support people with complex needs, who may have a Learning Disability, Autism, Personality Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury (ABI), Substance Misuse issues, and people whom require support with their Mental Health.

You will be an instrumental part of the team and will receive outstanding clinical support, leadership and person-centred training. In this role you will support an individual to develop or regain life skills, assisting participation in community life by building strong and trusting working relationships.

The Ideal CandidateWe are looking for candidates who share our values, understand the importance of a consistent and empathetic approach, whilst staying calm and professional when presented with a pressurised situation. You need to be a team player with effective communication skills, be experienced in using digital records and care plans, and electronic rostering systems.

You will need to possess an NVQ/QCF Level 3 or equivalent, or be willing to work towards. You will be motivated and have a can-do attitude, and work within a Positive Behaviour Support Framework.

Must be willing to be part of a back up rota.

We encourage our workforce to be vaccinated against COVID-19

What are the rewards?

Work-life balance
Birthday Leave
Long Service award
Wellbeing at work
Employee discount scheme
Access to Gray Healthcare’s unique training programAbout The CompanyWho are Gray Healthcare?

Gray Healthcare is a specialist provider of individually tailored community-based support for individuals with complex mental health conditions, learning disabilities and brain injuries.  Here at Gray Healthcare we believe that no person should remain in an acute or long stay hospital environment for a day longer than is necessary and that everyone, no matter their personal challenges, has the right to lead a healthy, happy life in their own home.  We look at each individual’s care requirements holistically to ensure that we create a package of care that is tailored specifically to meet their personal and rehabilitation goals.  We believe Gray Healthcare is a special place to work.  From the moment you walk through the door you will meet individuals who, like you, are passionate about delivering person-centred care in its true sense and who share the following key values:

• We are inspiring – we believe in providing individualised support that meets peoples’ needs and enables them to achieve their goals.

• We collaborate – we believe that the best outcomes are achieved when we work together with shared aims.

• We are unique – we provide market leading, high quality and bespoke support that exceeds standards.

• We innovate – we challenge ourselves to be pioneering and find new ways to support people better.

• We are honest & transparent – we base our relationships on trust and openness regardless of how uncomfortable this may be