Support Workers in Corby, Northampton

Job Category: Social Care
Reference N-170720
Contract Type Temporary
Duration Ongoing
Location Northamptonshire
Job Type Full-time
Start Date A.S.A.P
Hours per week As many as you would like.
Rate From £8.72 to £16.42 per hour, Different rates for different shifts.

We are currently looking for support workers to work in residential care homes in Corby, Northampton.

This is the time when you can make a real difference in other people’s lives.  Helping vulnerable people is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you could do. Help bring smiles to the faces of residents by working as a Support Worker or Care Assistant. No experience needed as free training will be provided.

Opus LGSS, on behalf of Northamptonshire County, is looking to recruit temporary support workers/ care assistants working through Opus LGSS, you will offer support to care homes and day centres. You will be supporting the tenants to maximise their sense of wellbeing and independence through tailored, ongoing care and support.

There are many shifts available: early, late, waking nights and day shifts.

The ideal candidate will be compassionate, enthusiastic and kind, and will always enjoy going the extra mile to accommodate the needs of every individual we support.

This is a key role demanding an excellent standard of care and an awareness of the special requirements associated with older people, disabled and other vulnerable groups; taking into account the diverse cultural needs are also an essential element of the role.

  • To provide a personal care and support service, delivered in accordance with the agreed care plan and the appropriate policies and procedures.
  • Ensure clear, concise and accurate records are kept of all care and support provided.
  • Ensure changes in needs are reflected in care plans where required, and reviewed regularly by assisting Manager, Team Leaders & Night Seniors with recording of information.
  • Ensure the care plans, tenants care routines and practices are adjusted to reflect the changing needs of the service user.
  • Always being aware of health and safety and following the risk assessment to ensure tenants and carers safety and report any concerns to manager, team leaders and night seniors.
  • Other duties to be undertaken include may include tasks such as simple dressings, stoma care Medication administration as per GP’s instructions and after the appropriate training is a key role in this job.
  • To focus on the dignity & respect of service users and in partnership with other agencies to provide an excellent person centred, individualised service.
  • To be keyworker for an agreed number of tenants and be involved in ongoing care and support needs. To work with management team identifying any issues and concerns.

To ensure safeguarding concerns are identified and reported to management team.

  • A sensitive and tactful approach
  • A natural desire to help improve people’s lives
  • Patience, empathy and a good sense of humour
  • Reliability, dedication and a flexible approach to work
  • The ability to remain calm and focused even under pressure
  • Respect for others, a friendly personality and a real passion for helping people.
  • Free training
  • Holiday entitlement accrued while working
  • Flexible working hours
  • Opus candidates hear about jobs first
  • Opportunity to apply for permanent positions as an ‘internal candidate’

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