Support Worker

Deloitte MK Charity Partner

37.5 hrs per week. (Ability to work flexible and unsocial hours including weekends, evenings, bank holidays and sleep-ins.)

Salary: £10.90 per hour

Do you want to be part of a unique Community where people live, work, learn and celebrate life together?

About Us:

Camphill Milton Keynes Communities is a charity providing unique person centred support, based on a modern view of the Camphill movement, for adults with learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition, as well as a number of people living in the Milton Keynes area who have a learning disability.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure, together with colleagues, that residents experience a safe, healthy and purposeful environment, in accordance with policies and procedures and statutory requirements.
  • Prepare and maintain written needs and risk assessments and support plan for allocated residents, Maintain other records as requested, e.g. residents’ daily reports; accident and incident reports; health and safety records, and communication systems clearly, accurately and timely.
  • To support residents in making their own decisions and informed choices and to assist them in promoting and maintaining their independence including managing their own finances, budgeting and dealing with statutory bodies and services.
  • To support residents to access a range of leisure and social activities and other services.
  • To support residents to manage their personal care
  • Monitor and respond to medical or health needs and, when authorised, administer
  • To support residents to maintain their tenancy and look after their home which they share with other people, e.g. complete domestic tasks and maintain a clean and safe home environment.
  • To work with residents to ensure planning of healthy diet choices and support with meal preparation and cooking.
  • To support residents with attending meetings and appointments if
  • Provide emotional support and appropriate intervention for distressed
  • Support people to maintain regular contact with their own families and/or other significant individuals according to the person’s wishes.
  • To liaise with other agencies as required, e. regarding service users’ annual reviews, health appointments.
  • Ensure service users are aware of CMKC’s safeguarding adults procedures, comments and complaints procedures and document any incidents, accidents or complaints accordingly.

The successful candidate will need the following,

  • Relevant and transferable skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Understanding of the principles of care practice
  • Understanding of the principles of equality, diversity and anti- discriminatory practice
  • Working knowledge of basic hygiene standards
  • Care Certificate or Level 2 in Care qualification or equivalent qualification (Desirable)
  • Previous experience of working in social care with people with learning disabilities or other needs (Desirable)
  • You will Eligible to work in the UK
  • Satisfactory DBS check with no barred listing

The most important thing is a caring attitude, genuine interest in people and willingness to work in accordance with our Mission and Vision Statement.

Why Join Us?:

  • We are keen on staff development! We offer excellent professional and career development and training opportunities, including professional qualifications.
  • We promote a diverse, friendly and high-quality working environment.
  • We offer the opportunity to work amongst a team of dedicated, creative and supportive colleagues.
  • We provide a fully paid DBS, generous holiday and work pension scheme.

If you are interested in this unique opportunity, then please apply by submitting your CV and a short supporting statement, outlining:

“What is it about working with us in this position that interests you and what skills, experience and values can you bring”?

Please Note: we review applications frequently and interviews will take place shortly after we shortlist them.   If we feel we have received a sufficient number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert early. Don’t hesitate and apply as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer that promotes diversity within our workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of sexual orientation, race, age, gender, disability, religion or belief.

All offers of employment are subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS check and eligibility to work in the UK.

Registered Charity 283556