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Support Worker

The Role

The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth Adults Services have a 12 month fixed term vacancy at The Woodville Centre for a Support Worker. The Woodville Centre provides high standards of support to local people with Dementia.

The day centre is based in Ham, Richmond and is looking for an experienced support worker who is passionate about caring for vulnerable adults. We offer a range of activities and therapies for residents of the day centre to enhance the service we provide.

The support worker will be required to work weekends every two weeks depending on the needs of the centre. We offer enhanced time and half pay for work completed on the weekends and a weekday rota day off and where work is required on bank holidays, we offer double time pay and a day in lieu.

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. There may be some moving and handling required where assistance is needed.

 

  • 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 in an escorting capacity on designated council provided vehicles, including if necessary, assisting / handling the service users on and off the vehicle.

For an informal discussion please contact Jane Miller, Day Care and Transport Assistant Manager, the Woodville Centre - 020 8948 0911

Important Information

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.

Equality Statement

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.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. 

In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental opportunities is also offered. We offer inhouse full mandatory training including: dementia awareness, moving and handling, corporate induction. Access to the Adults inhouse social care training is available.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: 6th December 2020

Shortlisting DateW/C 13th or 20 the Dec 2020

Interview Date: W/E 10th January 2021

Useful Information

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change. The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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 proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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