Community Support Worker
To provide practical care and assistance to adults with a learning disability living in their own homes as part of the local community.
To be part of a team enabling adults with a learning disability to maintain their maximum potential for independence in personal care and domestic routines. Respecting the rights of individuals to personal choice, respect and dignity.
• To provide a Service of Care to enable those we support to lead as independent a lifestyle as possible. This Care Service will involve a programme of personal care and household management that is personalised for each person in the form of a Care Plan. Care duties will therefore include assisting with the following activities and in so doing will at all times observe and respect the service users dignity, privacy and independence as far as practical
• Personal Care: Dressing and undressing / preparing for work or day activities; Washing / bathing / showering / shaving / grooming / cleaning teeth; Hair care (washing / drying/ brushing); All aspects of personal hygiene in relation to toilet routines; Continence management; Getting in and out of bed; Assisting with the use of Aids to Daily Living / Rehabilitation Aids, as required; Helping with rehabilitation programmes, as prescribed by Healthcare professionals
• Healthcare: Assisting the individual to take prescribed medication and collect prescriptions as required. Support to attend medical appointments, dental care etc
• Dietary Care: Preparation of snacks, meals and drinks according to the individuals likes / dislikes. Assisting with feeding, as required
• Domestic / Household Services: General cleaning duties, to include cleaning / dusting / vacuuming / polishing; Bed‐making; Clearing refuse and rubbish; Laundering / Hand‐washing / Ironing / Light needlework, as required; Shopping and the preparation of shopping lists. With or on behalf of the individual.
• Personal services: Assistance with money handling, to include paying bills, collecting pensions and paying for shopping. Personal planning (birthdays / anniversaries etc). Support to read correspondence.
• Support the individual to access leisure activities and being prepared to participate if required.
• Ensure highest standards of health and safety are maintained, promoting and encouraging Service Users to maintain awareness and response to hazards
• To develop/maintain and update care plans and risk assessments as required
• To work according to a rota which may require sleep-in duties and will include working evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays
• To participate in regular supervision, annual appraisal and undertake training as required
• To complete all training as identified for the role at the appropriate time .For new starters this will include completion of the Care Certificate within the probation period.