BSL Support Worker

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

To encourage the residents to be involved in and take responsibility for the running of their own home.

To support residents to use community facilities, promote a variety of social and leisure activities and to support people with their health needs.

To provide a stimulating environment where skills can be maintained and developed

To support people with their intellectual and social development according to each person's desires, abilities and needs.

To meet responsibilities of your post to ensure delivery of high quality services and continual improvement of the care and support we provide.

These responsibilities are stated in the quality policies for care and support and the ISO Quality Management System Manual available internally.

To achieve stated objectives from their person centred plan, enable these individuals to be at the centre of their care package.

To contribute to effective communication with the residents, their relatives, friends, professional helpers and other members of staff.

To facilitate meetings to ensure the involvement of the residents in consultation and decision making.

To offer and support people with a range of new experiences & to encourage and support residents to develop and pursue their own cultural interests.

To ensure the general well-being, safety and security of everyone who uses the service by continually assessing risk taking.

To abide by Care standards set by CQC.

To maintain high standards of health, safety and hygiene, ensure a clean and safe environment, support the people who use the service with their domestic responsibilities and personally undertake cleaning tasks as necessary.

To work within Health and Safety policies to support people with their awareness of health issues and support people as appropriate in taking and monitoring their medication and liaising with other health professionals.

To support and provide induction to new team members, relief workers or volunteers

To maintain written and computerised records & be involved in the development of service policies and procedures.

To assist with benefits, banking and budgeting issues for the residents and provide support as appropriate keeping financial records up to date.

To use local and national policies and procedures for recognising, recording, reporting and participating in safeguarding protocols.

Other Requirements:

To drive the client's vehicle as required (if in receipt of a full/clean driving licence).

To regularly undertake up to date training and complete the Care Certificate.

To do sleep-ins and fully work within a shift rota system, with rotas subject to change.

To take the people we support on holidays if required.

Person specification

Experience of residential/supported living/outreach work or equivalent, paid or voluntary.

Experience of working with people who have challenging behaviour, mental health disorders, learning disabilities and dual-sensory loss or similar.

NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Care or equivalent (or the ability and commitment to work towards achieving it within 12 months).

CACDP Level 1 or willingness to learn British Sign Language skills.

Good standard of written English.

GCSE level or equivalent.

An awareness of deaf issues and the potential impact of these on individuals.

Knowledge of person centred approaches/tools and understanding of how this benefits the people who use our services.

Ability to work independently, this could involve taking sole responsibility for a Service or work area during a shift.

Ability to work effectively within a team

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