Care Workers- Essex

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Registered Manager


This role is to enhance the quality of life of residents within the Supported Living or Residential care Service by providing individualised care and support, maximising health, wellbeing and independence.

Support Practitioners undertake a variety of care and support tasks defined by the resident including personal care, maintaining and developing relationships with families and friends, pursuing opportunities for work and education, also ensuring that the service user can access their chosen activities and pursue their own interests, whilst being supported by a person of their choosing.

Support Practitioners also provide full pro-active and active support to individuals during difficult situations of challenging behaviour in line with their support plans and risk assessments.

As part of a team support practitioners work closely together to develop and deliver high quality cares standards in line with the residents desired outcomes always ensuring consistent approaches and support.

Support practitioners will have a positive, empathetic and enabling outlook in delivering individualised support and care for all residents.

Support practitioners represent the organisation in a variety of multi-disciplinary settings and therefore must always present themselves professionally, you may also be expected to work across all services as part of your role to meet the needs of the individuals requiring our care and support.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Support individuals with Learning Disabilities to the highest standard and in line with their support plan towards meeting agreed outcomes in line with the Care Act standards, cultural needs and wishes, providing practical, emotional and social support to enable the individual to maximise their own potential.

  1. Support individuals to maintain their own home, including supporting individuals with tenancies, budgeting requirements and all aspects of living a fulfilled happy life.
  2. Support individuals with personal care if required which may include toileting and bathing in line with their support plan, ensuring privacy, dignity and respect are always maintained.
  3. Support individuals to create and maintain a living environment which is safe, clean and meets good health and safety standards, whilst always remaining and feeling like their own home.

Support and encourage individuals to make choices and life decisions in line with the Mental Capacity Act requirements, optimising independence through the Good Lives approach.

  1. Assist individuals to engage in everyday home, social, leisure and work activities, sustaining and/or developing a community network according to individual choice through creative and flexible approaches.
  2. Support individuals with their health needs including taking medication and attending GP and dental appointments, showing commitment to the mental and physical wellbeing of everyone.
  3. Keep up to date and accurate records, always maintaining confidentiality.
  4. Support individuals with their finances where necessary.
  5. Work positively with colleagues, families and external organisations and professionals, developing and maintaining good communication whilst recognising professional boundaries and safe working practices that should be clearly demonstrated.
  6. Look for opportunities to use assistive technology to increase the persons independence and may support in learning and maintaining an individuals skills.
  7. Improve the support provided by discussing new ideas with the team, Manager and external professionals where necessary.
  8. To ensure that any incidents particularly those which may relate to safeguarding or the wellbeing of an individual are reported to the Manager immediately.

All staff have a duty to work within the policies, procedures and guidelines, undertake all mandatory training, attend staff meetings and other events that are deemed relevant to the role, contribute to your own personal development and be a fully involved member of the team