Support Worker - Fishponds


Milestones Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£12.40 per hour plus Welcome Bonus

Job Highlights
  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for a support worker to join an established team at 28 Radley Road, a Supported Living service situated close to Fishponds Straits.
  • You're responsible to assist individuals to plan the support they want, make day-to day choices and major life decisions, ensuring that information is available to inform their choices.
  • We provide Learning and development opportunities to help you to build your career, including a comprehensive induction programme, and the opportunity to undertake further qualifications.
Job Requirements/Description

Job Purpose:

To encourage and assist the people we support to live happy and fulfilled lives by supporting people in identifying options and encouraging them to make and exercise their choices, by understanding the organisations values and expectations.

Accountabilities:

  1. To provide assistance to the people we support, including personal care as required, recognising their preferences and right to dignity.
  2. To assist individuals to plan the support they want, make day-to day choices and major life decisions, ensuring that information is available to inform their choices.
  3. To provide individuals with the agreed necessary support to maximise their independence and to develop social and life skills, advocating on their behalf to promote their rights and interests.
  4. To enable people we support to form and maintain relationships, including intimate relationships, and friendships.
  5. To facilitate individuals to identify and consider any risks arising from their choices, ensuring that a positive approach to risk taking is supported wherever possible, ensuring that ways of avoiding or reducing the risk are assessed, agreed and recorded.
  6. To monitor the health, wellbeing and psychological and emotional needs of people you support, recognising any changes and seeking advice when necessary, whilst recognising the individual’s right to determine their own lifestyle.
  7. To implement or administer medication and specialist interventions in line with a person’s support plan, following training and under direction which may be provided from a distance.
  8. To work without direct supervision, including as a lone worker.
  9. To follow all policies, procedures, support plans, risk assessments and safe systems of work, and where appropriate engage positively in reviewing and updating such information.
  10. To facilitate effective handover to colleagues, including to agency workers, and to plan and prioritise own work schedule based on information received from others.
  11. To take responsibility for safeguarding people you support, engaging positively with external bodies such as the Safeguarding Authorities or the Police and raising any concerns with your line manager or in their absence the appropriate senior/ on call manager.
  12. To complete written documentation, including support plans and daily records, using IT if required.
  13. To communicate effectively with stakeholders including professionals and family members, as agreed, and to build positive relationships.
  14. To work as a member of a team, to attend team briefings and meetings regularly and contribute in a positive manner.
  15. To promote the privacy, dignity and rights, health and wellbeing of the people we support and respect individuals’ right to confidentiality.
  16. To undertake required assessments and training, including updates, as well as other learning opportunities (formal and informal) to continue to increase your skills and abilities.
  17. To advocate on behalf of the people we support, promoting each person’s right to live the life they choose and acting in their best interest as laid out within the Mental Capacity Act (2000) where required.
Milestones Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Permanent

Salary 

£12.40 per hour plus Welcome Bonus

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