Social Care Worker

Job Description

Includes job description, house duties & key responsabilities.

  1. Job Description Summary
    • The support worker is responsible to, the Home Manager, or any other Designated  Manager
    • The Support worker will carry out duties for their area of responsibility
    • Ensuring the service provided meets all the required Fundamental standards
    • The support worker shall ensure site compliance with all regulations and legislation as laid out in the Care standards Act and any other Legislation associated with care under guidance from the Home Manager

 

  1. House Duties and Responsibilities
    • Ensure the Quality of the service and the care provided meets with regulations and legislation described in the Care Standards Act
    • Support the Home Manager and the Deputy Manager to ensure efficient administration of the home, including adequate records including preparation for CQC inspections .Ensure the relevant authorities are informed of any safeguarding incidents
    • To be aware of Safeguarding incidents and to ensure all procedures are adhered to
    • Support Managers to liaise closely with the local Authority Safeguarding team, ensuring they have all the relevant information required to ensure minimal risk to the residents and the public
    • Ensure the Manager is aware of all significant safeguarding issues, ensure any incidents is recorded  and that the manager is made aware of the incident
    • Support the Manager to ensure Health and Safety at work and fire regulations and procedures are adhered to.
    • Address any shortfalls in the quality of care delivered
    • Support the Manager to ensure the area of responsibility complies with Legislation and regulation that are applicable to its overall operations

 

  1. Staff Responsibilities
    • To assist service users for whom you are supporting in maintaining the highest possible standard of personal appearance and Hygiene
    • To provide care and supervision for people in you support to enable them to develop, and to maintain the development of their potential
    • To assist residents to develop skills to the maximum of their potential developing ways to promote residents rights, dignity, personal choice and responsibility
    • To maintain up to date records of work and individual plans of residents. To prepare written reports on residents for the manager.
    • To take part in meetings related to your role
    • To assist residents to develop personal life skills either at home, in the community or in any way appropriate to their needs
    • It will be expected when necessary to support the residents on trips/holidays away from their home
    • To act as Key Worker for the residents, ensuring that a professional contact is maintained with parents, relatives, significant others and relevant services.
    • To ensure residents receive appropriate medical treatment when necessary and that medication is administered as prescribed.
    • To assist the manager in the general administration of the Home, and to ensure a good standard of cleanliness is maintained in all areas of the home.
    • To participate in training as agreed by the manager, subject to statutory and company training policy
    • To ensure that you act in accordance with statutory and company Health and Safety Regulation

 

  1. Staff Responsibilities
    • To carry out such other duties as are required and are commensurate with the post of Support Worker i.e. carrying out domestic chores to maintain a high standard of cleanliness within the home
    • Adhere to the policies and procedures
    • Supervision will be received from an assigned line Manager and will occur every 6 weeks
    • Respond positively/proactively to any concerns or complaints raised, promoting whistleblowing with an honest and open approach
    • The role of social care worker will hold the highest regard in respect of the confidentiality of access to all reports and records appertaining to the residents, The Trust and any aspect of The Business
    • To act as shift coordinator as assigned and as indicated on weekly rotas to take responsibility of the shift.
    • To undertake any training that is relevant to your job role

 

Agreed by the Registered Manager and the Board of Trustees

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