Outreach Support Worker

Location
Sittingbourne, Kent
Salary
£3.50 per hour, £126.00 per week
Posted
11 Apr 2018
Closes
09 May 2018
Ref
KT&A1440
Job Level
Apprentice
Contract Type
Apprenticeship
Hours
Full Time

About this Business Administration Role

Employer Description

Blossoms Care Services specialises in both Supported Living and Domiciliary Care. Our services are about the provision of individualised services tailored for an individual.  Our Supported Living service is currently based in Swale, Kent and our Domiciliary Care Service is Kent wide.

We are able to provide Supported Living and Domiciliary Care to a range of Service Users including older people and those suffering with dementia, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and mental health needs.

We are able to provide a comprehensive package for those who wish to live in Supported Living, whilst we can offer the same standard of support and intervention for those who wish to remain in their own homes.

Blossoms role within both of these areas, is to support those with vulnerability and offer empowering tools by which to maintain or develop their independence.

Getting there

Nearest train station is Sittingbourne station.

Walking distance from station to bus stop is 459 feet, takes 2 minutes.

Bus number 349 (5 stops), takes 4 minutes.

Walking distance from bus stop to destination is 0.5 miles, takes 9 minutes.

Overall travel time is 15 minutes.

Description of Vacancy

We are looking for an Outreach Support Worker to join our team.
If you have a passion for delivering person centred care to people this could be the ideal opportunity for you!!
Are you caring, enjoy working as part of a team and wish to develop your skills with a view to progressing within the care sector?  If the answer is yes then please apply now.

Responsibilities

This position is to cover supported living housing in Sittingbourne, Minster, Sheppey or Sheerness.

  • To provide high quality service to people within their own homes
  • To provide emotional and practical support who use the service
  • To provide personal care that will involve washing, bathing, hair washing, dental care and toileting needs
  • To provide guidance on safeguarding to service users
  • Support people who use the service to prompt medication, including storage, administering and record keeping
  • Enable the people who use the service to achieve independence
  • Assist with social and leisure activities
  • Assist in writing and updating individual support plans
  • Assist and participate in a wide range of administrative tasks

Wage

£3.50 per hour

£126.00 per week

Hours

36 hours per week

Will be required to work every other weekend

Qualifications Required

A* – D Maths and English or equivalent.

Skills Required

  • Ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Good maths and English skills – GCSE A-D
  • Ability to work in an organised and structured way
  • Ability to deal calmly with challenging situations

Personal Qualities

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • A positive attitude
  • A willingness to learn and develop
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Caring and understanding nature

Training Provided

On the job training with the employer whilst working towards the Apprenticeship Framework – consisting of the Intermediate NVQ Level, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills if appropriate.

Regular work based assessments/observations carried out by Kent Training & Apprenticeships Tutor Assessor, to determine competency and meet with Awarding Body standards.

Additional Detail

As of 1st April 2017, the NMW for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16 - 18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training.

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