Day Centre Support Worker
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth present a unique opportunity to be part of a team who are working together to create a ground-breaking shared staffing structure across both boroughs.
The three Richmond in-house day centres are recognised as providing high standards of support to local people with a range of needs such as: Dementia, Physical / Learning Disabilities or Sensory Loss.
The service is looking for an experienced Support Worker.
You will need to be able to demonstrate:
- Experience of planning, delivery and review of service user centre plans, in partnership with the service user, carers and any involved professionals, (e.g. Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers) that clearly states the desired outcomes for the service user and how they may be achieved
- Experience of providing a person-centred service that meets the outcomes identified in individual service user plans.
- Experience of supporting individuals to complete activities and carrying out various programmes as demonstrated to you by professionals, (e.g. Therapists, Nurses, Social Workers) or a senior staff member
- Knowledge of performing a Key / Link worker role, run service users / carers meetings
- The ability to undertake personal care, respecting users’ dignity, culture, religion and lifestyle choices. This may include providing assistance or direction with eating, bathing, dressing, toileting, taking medication etc.
- Knowledge of promoting choice, well-being and the protection of all individuals through the development of supportive relationships and respect for diversity
- Knowledge of supervising vulnerable adults on a designated vehicle, including if necessary assisting / handling the service users on and off the vehicle.
For an informal discussion please contact Aderemi Alaka on 020 8891 7650
This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.
We are pleased to be Disability Confident employer.