Day/ Night Support Co-ordinator

Job Details

Role Purpose:

• To support people with Disabilities to take control of their lives and, making use of the local community, to meet planned goals and outcomes.

• To provide high quality support to adults with Disabilities, to include physical and emotional support and personal care. Example outcomes or objectives that this role will deliver:

• Participate in the care planning, monitoring and review process

• Promote equality of opportunity, choice, privacy, dignity, rights and independence

• Support customers to develop and maintain relationships and be attuned to customers’ wellbeing needs

• Participate in organising and leading activities in the community and the service

• To follow organisational policies and procedures

• Ensure the safeguarding of vulnerable adults

• Participate positively in the supervision and appraisal process for performance management People Management Responsibilities: Relationships:

The post requires working effectively with a range of internal and external stakeholders, including customers and their relatives and friends, other professionals, colleagues and members of the community, and the ability to communicate with each at a level that is meaningful to them is essential.

Work Environment:

• Part of a busy vibrant supported living service, which requires all workers to be flexible to adapt to changing needs and demands of customers • Working with people who may need hands-on support in all areas of daily living, including people moving, personal care and administration of medication • Some customers may display behaviours which challenge the service • Universal precautions required to inhibit spread of infection. • The service operates across seven days and will require the postholder to be available to work at any time within this; including evenings, weekends and bank holidays, and sleep-in cover.

Technical Knowledge and Experience:

Essential: • NVQ Level 2 • Manual handling • Safe handling and administering of medication • Food and hygine • Infection control • Epilepsy awareness ( exceptions can be made and knowledge can be shared via induction) • Safe guarding Adults awareness Desirable: • NVQ 3 or above • Lone working Dealing with challenging Behaviours • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and other stakeholders • Ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, using diverse methods and media • Ability to plan and support people to access their planned activities, or to devise programmes for people who remain home in the daytime • Ability to record information and write concise reports • Ability to undertaking moving of people, following training in safe manual handling Knowledge • Demonstrable knowledge of Valuing People Now • Principles of Personalisation and Person-Centred Approaches • Understanding of the economic position in social care and the drive for efficiency • Understanding of epilepsy, Autistic Spectrum Conditions and other long term conditions Experience • Experience of paid or unpaid work with people with learning disabilities

36 hours a week

£17.83 per hour Umbrella