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Job Field:  Health and Social Care
Job Ref:  CCFSW10
Position:  Permanent
Discipline:  Support Work
Speciality:  Learning Disability - Supported Living
County:  Lancashire
Min Experience:  
Annual Salary:  15,600
Benefits:  Pension, Child Care Vouchers, Life Insurance
UK Residency Required:  Yes
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Overview  

An opportunity has arisen for a Female Support Worker, to become a valued team member at a Supported Living Service for adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems in Bury. The Service provides support to females with learning disabilities and mental health problems to be more confident and independent.

This is a fantastic opportunity, for a caring female support worker to reap the reward of contributing to a team and providing an excellent level of care to service users with learning disabilities and mental health problems.

My client is a registered charity, with an excellent reputation for providing adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems to be as independent as possible, leading interesting and fulfilling lives. This professional organisation focuses upon person centred care for its Service Users and provides full training and ongoing support and progression for their staff team. Welcomes caring individuals with a passion for providing the highest standard of care and enthusiasm to support service users in a range of activities.

Responsibilities: Supporting adults in a supported living service with learning disabilities and mental health problems.
Support Service Users to develop confidence, skills and independence
Provide support to service users with everyday tasks such as preparing and eating meals, personal care, attending appointments, shopping.
To ensure person centred care is provided, care plans are followed and updated and CQC standards are met.
Encouraging adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems to partake in social and community events, sport such as swimming, hobbies, meeting friends, day trips, short holidays, support in going to the cinema, theatre, meals in restaurants, pubs and social evenings.
Skills & Attributes Ideally have NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care
Excellent communication skills - ability to communicate with residents, team members and other professionals such as social workers.
Ability to support other support workers and be an active team player
Ability to listen and motivate adults with learning disabilities and mental health problems to partake in hobbies, learning development and social events to help them lead fulfilling and independent lives.
Understanding of learning disabilities and mental health problems.
Willingness to work flexible hours.
Passion to provide excellent standard of care and enjoy providing opportunities to enable residents to develop confidence and fulfil their potential.

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