CS8215 - Support Worker
We help people confronting deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss to live the life they choose. We enable them to take control of their lives and remove the barriers in their way.
Dane End and St Gabriel’s House are two CQC Registered Care Homes rated “Good” over all by the CQC in February 2017. The people we support are young adults who are aspiring to build on their life skills and experiences. It is our role to support and promote their independence using person centred approaches to guide our practice.
The people we support live with a hearing loss and learning disabilities as well as other medical conditions. The people living in Dane End and St Gabriel’s House need our help with communicating, developing their independent living skills such as: managing their money, cooking, running their home & shopping. We also support them to develop friendships, find work and access their wider community. To join one of our teams as a Support Worker, you don’t need to have experience working with people who are deaf or in the care sector (although this would be very useful). You will need to be eager to learn – developing skills in British Sign Language, a QCF Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care and other training which we will arrange for you.
All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and 3 references covering a minimum of 3 years of employment including any gaps.
Interview date: TBA
This post is also subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check
About Care and Support at Action on Hearing Loss
We offer a wide range of high quality residential and community services providing specialist care and support for deaf and hard of hearing people with additional needs across the UK.
We are committed to person centred working. Everyone who uses our services has the right to:
Privacy, dignity, choice, maximum possible independence and support to help reach their full potential. Communicate in their chosen way. Be valued and respected as individuals, recognising that everyone is different and offering equal opportunities. Everyday life opportunities through support from our staff. Be involved in the planning of their own care or support. Live safely and securely and to a comfortable standard. Influence the type of services that we provide. Confidential access to information about themselves, and to know how we might share this information with others. An independent advocate if they want one. Make a complaint about any service and to have their complaint investigated using our complaints procedure, in a way they can understand. We aim to tailor this to the communication needs of the people who use them so that it is completely accessible to them.
Choosing to work in Care and Support is one of the most fulfilling and exciting decisions you can make. You will also get the chance to complete the NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in Care or equivalent and have access to up to date training. With any job there will be ups and downs but working in social care has very specific rewards and challenges.
To help you decide if this role is for you, for more information on the work we do and to hear some of the stories of the people we support visit: http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/supporting-you/care-and-support.aspx
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