I.S.W Support Worker

6 days left

8.70 - 8.70 GBP Hourly + GBP8.70/hour
03 Sep 2017
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Over 10 years, my client has created a unique Social Care model based on bridging specialist areas of social care and healthcare. This includes individuals with high physical disabilities and others with more complex medical needs. They are successfully supporting such individuals who in the past would may have been placed in nursing care and denied the benefits of social care. The Intensive Delivery Team (IDT) is relevant to individuals who have more complex psychological issues, particularly those ready to exit semi secure placements, for reintegrated back into a social care environment.

Of necessity, the delivery of care and support must be very professionally delivered: what is expected must happen when it is expected to happen; delivery must be in the predetermined manner that is expected and by the person/persons expected to deliver it. Care and support that meets this criteria, results in a reduction of individuals' inherently high levels of anxiety, and over time, it increases their tolerance towards the unexpected, other people and changes in their environment. The IDT will deliver high quality, psychology based precision care and represents another significant stage in their successful strategy of continuously up skilling staff teams.

Duties will be worked initially at one of their micro communities in Bardney. Due to the needs of the people they support at this home, these Intensive Support Workers will need to be suitably experienced. They will then aim for the Intensive Support Workers to work in all of their specialist residential homes to promote best practice and upgrade all their staff team capabilities. The homes are in - Bardney, Fiskerton, Ruskington, Dorrington and Stallingborough or within Community Options. The role will require the use of own vehicle and the holding of a clean current driving licence. Mileage allowance is paid when on Rotation. Duties will normally be worked over 5 days, between Monday and Sunday and normally within the hours of 7.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m. There will also be a requirement for sleep-ins, as and when required.

Intensive Support Workers will receive supervisions and clinical meetings from their Consultant Clinical Psychologist. You will need to promote their ethos of creating a sustainable, legacy service around each individual they support, and have a genuine desire to 'make a difference'. As a role model you will be involved in developing and promoting 'smart' care and support and precise and consistent delivery, to reduce anxieties. Team Working is essential, so too are the qualities that allow you to see through behaviours to recognize and respect the individual that lies behind them. Successful candidates will need to have at least Level 2 in Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification and recent experience in a similar role. Qualifications in Mental Health will also be of benefit. All posts will be subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Costs for this will be met by the employer.

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