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Part Time Support Worker in Mental Health

High Oaks

9.00 per hour Per Hour

Part Time

High Oaks

Closing Date: 31/12/18

Job Description

High Oaks is a small, independent care home for adults of all ages. We specialise in mental health and learning disabilities.

We also have a community service, supporting people in their own homes and local community. We specialise in mental health and learning disabilities.

We’re looking for:

  • Part-time support worker to work no fewer than 24.50 hours per week within our residential care home and possibly in our home-care service.
  • Part-time waking nights support worker to work no fewer than 24.50 hours per week, primarily waking nights in the care home and possibly in our home-care service (mostly daytime shifts).

The care home shifts types you’ll work cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are long daytime (12.25 hours), short daytime (8 hours), waking nights (12.25 hours), sleeping nights (12.25 hours including 7.5 hours dedicated sleeping time). There is opportunity to work additional shifts and full-time contracts often become availableshould that be the person’s preference. Community home care is generally during the day as needed. You may not be needed for home care work until some time after you employment starts.

Career progression to shift leader a possibility.

Please note that although the waking nights support worker will primarily work waking night shifts, other shift types (including day shifts) will be included on a fairly regular basis.

Experience preferred but not essential.

full training provided
free meals and drinks (in the care home)
paid breaks (in the care home)
free accident insurance
competitive pay @ £9 per hour minimum for over 18’s
varied and rewarding work
company pension scheme

Hourly rate is £9 per hour for over 18’s and waking nights attract a further enhancement of £10 per shift. Sleep nights £62

Own transport essential due to rural location in Gissing near Diss, south Norfolk and for community home care work.

Duties include (and not limited to)

Care home:

• Helping to compile residents’ support plans and risk assessments
• Delivering care and support in accordance with the individual support plans
• Administering, storing, auditing and ordering medication
• Assisting residents with practical development such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, housework, laundry, health and personal hygiene
• Record keeping in residents’ daily notes
• Encouraging and assisting residents in social and leisure activities and to be part of the local community
• Cleaning in communal areas and residents’ rooms
• Driving residents to appointments and activities using High Oaks vehicles

Community Home Care:

• Accompanying clients to hospital appointments, social events and activities
• Assisting clients in pursuing and maintaining educational or other courses
• Assisting families, for a temporary period, when a family member is in crisis or just unwell
• Prompting and assisting with medication (full training given)
• Shopping and cooking
• Budgeting and assisting with their post and bills
• Housework and laundry

DBS disclosure essential (formerly called CRB)

For more information speak to Claire Caswell, Tim Cooke or Tony Gowers.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: £9.00 to £10.00 /hour

To apply:

01379 674456


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