Senior Support Assistant

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Job Description: Senior Support Assistant

Responsible To: Service Manager/Team Leader or other Manager as designated by the company.

This is a really important role within the business operation, supporting management to ensure that the operation runs smoothly and the right level of support can be provided at each of the supported living units within the area. You will be required to work flexibly to support your colleagues with a range of tasks designed to support the service users and enhance their quality of supported living. This role would particularly suit someone who is experienced in supported living and would like to prepare themselves to step up into a management role.

Summary of Benefits: Annual salary up to £24,000 depending on experience

28 days annual leave

Company Pension Scheme

Mileage paid for business use

Car business insurance paid

Specific Duties: The SA will be specifically responsible for:

1. Supporting the Manager, Team Leader and Senior Staff in day to day operations of supported housing unit(s)

2. Maximisation of Service user interests by liaising with internal and external stakeholders; and implementation of each Service user's support plan

3. Safeguarding the rights and dignity of each Service user

4. Fostering of a positive environment in which SUs are actively engaged

5. Conducting daily assessment of service user's mental and physical state; updating associated records and informing management

6. Supporting SUs to build their confidence, self-esteem and their ability to manage their mental health symptoms

7. Promoting SUs health and assist in their accurate medication

8. Training and supporting staff to promote SUs hygiene and personal presentation

9. Supporting SUs with developing social skills and future independent living

10. Supporting SUs with their daily living skills and domestic chores

11. Supporting SUs with scheduling and attending appointments and day time activities

12. Supporting SUs to use public transport

13. Encouraging and motivating SUs into employment, voluntary work and/or education

14. Maintaining the cleanliness, quality, security and safety of each home and individual service user accommodation

15. Accurate and timely update of SUs and house records

16. Conducting regular two-way communication with SUs and management

17. Key Work with designated SUs; and delivery of specific support as outlined in their support plans

18. Successfully achieving the individual objectives set by the company

19. Enhancing current operations through continuous improvement

Generic Duties: In addition to specific responsibilities, the SA will also be responsible for ensuring:

1. the maintenance of confidentiality of all information unless otherwise permitted by management

2. full compliance with company’s vision, values, policies and procedures

3. compliance with legislation and GSCC Code of Conduct as reflected in company procedures

4. undergo training and professional development as directed by the company

5. work in a manner that promotes team work and a collegial environment

6. active and positive promotion of the company’s image and brand

Qualifications: The following qualification, skills and experience are required for this role:

Preference for NVQ Level 2 or equivalent in Health and Social Care with a minimum of two years experience of care-working within a supported living environment.

Strong living skills that can be transferred to service users i.e. all daily living skills etc.

Experience of supporting SU's with Learning Disabilities

Competence in the use of Microsoft Office and Internet applications

Strong English spoken, listening and written communication skills

Full driving licence and use of own car are ESSENTIAL to transport Service Users

Please apply now for immediate consideration, and to secure an excellent opportunity which offers great scope for development and career progression
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  • Negotiable
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  • CV-90040
  • Permanent
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