Community Support Worker

  • Location:

    Horley, Surrey

  • Sector:

    Health & Social Care, Nursing, Social Work

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £17082.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Heidi Chapman

  • Contact email:

    heidi.chapman@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/552471

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-26

  • Start date:

    24/02/2020 10:21:40

If you're a Community Support Worker with specialist experience in supporting the needs of people with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), there are several part-time and full-time care opportunities available for you in the Crawley, Horley, East Grinstead, Lingfield and Caterham areas. You'll be based out of Horley earning a salary of £17,550 together with several excellent benefits. You must be able to drive your own car.

PWS is a rare genetic condition that causes a wide range of physical symptoms, learning difficulties and behavioural problems.

Your Support Worker Role:
In the role of Community Support Worker, you will support and help people to take control of their lives and to maximise their inclusion and participation in the community according to their needs, wishes and preferences. You'll help them to access a range of opportunities and experiences, either from their own home or the wider community. You will provide support to monitor their health and wellbeing and to help develop their skills to enable them to manage their daily lives.

Other duties include supporting people with paperwork, budgeting, shopping, domestic tasks in their home, and accessing activities. Visits can vary from an hour to a day. As part of the Support Worker role you will be required to work flexibly for example, visit clients in their own homes at agreed times. You'll sometimes need to work at multiple locations in a single day or week and to work split shifts where appropriate is highly desirable

Your Community Support Worker Skills:
Experience of working among adults with learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, autism and epilepsy and mental ill-health is essential. You will work on your own and also as part of a collaborative and inclusive team. The successful applicants will have an NVQ2 or above in care or equivalent and hold a clean, current UK driving licence.

If you're interested in this Community Support Worker role, please reach out to Heidi today.

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