Our Service Users are at the heart of everything we do at Lifeways. Your job as a Support Worker is to ensure our Service Users lead valued and fulfilling lives, helping them to reach their potential and achieve to the best of their ability.
Your main role as a Support Worker will be to focus on the needs of the Service Users, whether it’s helping them to bath, do their shopping or taking them on holiday.
You will work shifts and will be required to work weekends and public holidays. You may also be asked to do sleep-ins, depending on the service. We operate 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Our Service Users have a range of interests and it will be your job to support them in these and to help nurture their talents. It’s crucial to allow them choice and keep in mind that each person needs a personalised approach. You will follow, actively participate in and contribute to the Person Centred Plan.
Record keeping is an important part of the role. You will be required to write daily report on activities. Part of your job may include giving medication and full training would be provided.
We provide all our Support Workers with full training which will need to complete prior to starting along with successful completion of an e-learning course relevant to your job.
The Ideal Candidate
At Lifeways, we believe that a successful Support Worker doesn’t always have experience, but always has the right values and attitudes. We are looking for candidates who describe themselves as:
Basic numeracy and literacy skills as well as good English are a must. Experience is not essential as full training will be provided.