Care Support Worker

Cedar Hope Care Services Ltd (part of the Independent Social Work Partnership (ISWP) Group) is a Reading based company registered and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Cedar Hope Care Services Ltd is led by qualified professionals including registered nurses and social workers.

Role description:

This role is within our CQC regulated provision supporting Adults in the community within their homes and also within the supported living settings.

At Cedar Hope we are looking for experienced care support workers who have experience working with adults with learning disabilities.

Shift patterns for role would be tailored to support needs of a client to access activities in the community for 6 hours on a Saturday and 4 hours on a Sunday.

Duties will include:

Assist in carrying out individual programmes of care

Assist with the day-to-day individual care needs of the service user, including prompting personal care and personal hygiene

Assist in providing constructive activities taking into account the particular needs of the person

To ensure the maintenance of high standards of nutrition, health, safety, cleanliness and personal hygiene

To work in a way that treats everyone equally and fairly, whilst promoting service users rights and dignity at all times

To assist service users to plan holidays and support them if needed

To support service users in conjunction with the local authority safeguarding policy

To support service users in positive risk taking

Person specification:

Satisfactory clearance of an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB)

Proof of right to work in the UK

Ability to demonstrate awareness/ understanding of equal opportunities and other peoples behaviour, physical, social and welfare needs

Good report writing

Good English language skills

Demonstrate professionalism

Ability to travel effectively to different locations, driving licence and access to a vehicle is preferred but not essential

Flexibility- You must be willing to work evenings and weekends

Previous training and experience in a similar role

These principal responsibilities are not an exhaustive list of duties, only a general guide to the post. In consultation with the post holder, the duties may change from time to time to reflect the changing needs of the service.

West Berkshire, England, UK