Care & Independence Support Worker - Permanent and Fixed Term Cover

Up to £16,000 per annum FTE
11 Oct 2017
01 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Care & Independence Support Worker - ? Fixed Term and Permanent - based in Oswestry, Shropshire offering a salary of up to £16,000 dependent on hours.

We are an Ofsted “Outstanding” college. We support students with learning difficulties and disabilities to live the life they want and to be as independent as they can be. We work hard to develop the skills needed for employment and independent living - our aim is to recruit the best possible staff to deliver this first class experience to our students.

We are a Disability Confident employer and we offer a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable applicants.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Care & Independence Support Worker to join our Care Team. You will support students and trainees to be more independent by developing their life skills and personal care skills in their residences and in the community. This post is term time only and is inclusive of six weeks holiday pay. The post also entails working every other weekend.

The key role responsibilities of the Care & Independence Support Worker are:

  • Help to identify a student or trainee’s starting point in relation to their agreed care plan outcomes
  • Take an active role in supporting students and clients to develop their personal care skills and daily life skills in their residences and in the community according to their agreed care plan outcomes, keeping a daily record and contributing to care plans
  • Administration of medication in residence
  • To carry out all duties in line with Derwen policies and procedures in line with accepted best practice. To ensure that all records are maintained in a timely manner and to report any concerns or matters arising
  • Support students and trainees to use their free time appropriately promoting the Healthy College Agenda
  • Facilitate and promote positive social integration/inclusion within student and client peer groups where appropriate
  • Provision of pastoral support to students and clients and liaison with families and key support services across college to ensure good communication
  • Carry out general duties in residence
  • Active involvement, contribution and participation in team and development of Independence provision
  • Take on the role of keyworker for identified students and attend and contribute to student review meetings where appropriate
  • Safeguarding awareness and promotion in all aspects of the role to promote the welfare of adults at risk

Person Specification:

  • Proven success of working within a similar role
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Subject specific qualifications would be an advantage
  • A caring, compassionate and empathic nature
  • Outstanding communication skills with individuals/staff at all levels
  • Highly motivated individual
  • Competent in MS Office
We can offer the right candidate a well-resourced and modern working environment, situated in a beautiful rural setting. We have a fantastic array of employee benefits including on-site shopping and leisure facilities, final salary pension scheme, substantial annual leave, flexible working arrangements and extensive continual professional development.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and adults at risk and expect all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

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