"Night Support Worker – Full & Part time" job, jobs
Shaw Healthcare16. March 2017
Teaching professionals not elsewhere classified
Competency Based Job Description POSTTITLE:SUPPORT WORKER (*Senior/Night Support Worker) REPORTING TO :TEAM LEADER OBJECTIVES 1. To provide high quality, person-centred care and support working as part of a team. 2. To meet the personal care and support needs of people using the service in a waythat promotes, dignity, privacy, safety and independence. 3. To ensure the effective use of resources in providing this care and support. 4. *To act as shift leader and direct the support staff team in the absence of the Team Leader. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Providing Person-Centred Care: Understand the values that underpin the delivery of person-centred care and consistently reflect these values in the individualised care and support offered to people who use our services. 1. Have a good understanding of the operating philosophy, aims and objectives and facilities and services provided as laid down in the Statement of Purpose. 2. Have a good understanding of the disabilities, health and social care needs, strengths and challenges of those who use our services. 3. Deliver quality care and support to meet the health, personal and social care needs of people who use our services as documented in the individual plan of care. 4. Be aware of areas of high risk as identified in risk assessments and deliver care and support in line with individual risk management care plans. 5. Monitor the physical health and psychological well-being of people who use our services, report any changes and assist in the evaluation of the outcomes of care and support. 6. Understand the importance of promoting independence and respecting diversity in providing care and support. 7. Support those who use our services to exercise their right of choice over their programme of care and support. 8. Encourage participation, involvement and personal fulfilment by supporting an agreed programme of activities that reflects individual choice and preferences. Meeting Essential Care and Support Needs:Confidently provide care and support to meet the essential care and life-style needs of the people who use our services. 1. Provide appropriate levels of care and support to ensure that personal hygiene needs (washing, dressing, bathing, using the toilet) are met and that dress and personal appearance reflects preferred choice. 2. Assist those who have mobility or continence needs by using the appropriate aids and equipment as determined by risk assessment and documented in the plan of care. 3. Implement agreed programmes of care and support where those using our services are identified as ‘at risk’ in respect of pressure area care, hydration and nutrition and/or challenging behaviour. 4. Support all those who use our services to maintain a good dietary and fluid intake. 5. Where needed, apply the principles of End of Life Care in the care of the dying. 6. Be aware of the signs of possible abuse and report any concerns to your manager. Communication:Communicate effectivelywith the people who use our services, within the Care Team and with families and other agencies. 1. Encourage those who use our services to communicate their needs and to engage them in the process of delivery of care and support. 2. Respond promptly and courteously to requests for support and assistance including answering emergency calls. 3. Provide verbal and/or written hand-over of care given over a span of duty and report any changes in care needs and physical or emotional well-being. 4. Understand the importance of maintaining confidentiality of records and information in day to day communication and when certain information may need to be passed on. 5. Use appropriate means of communication to promote good relationships with staff, relatives and friends of people who use our services, the local community and any other parties with whom Shaw healthcare has dealings.
Required education skills:
Compulsory Education / Professional Initiation
How to apply:
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