Building Independent Futures – Support Worker. This is a newly created post for a Support Worker to work with and support an individual with a disability to become a full and valued person within their local community, helping them through the employment pathway process. This is a permanent job opportunity, working Monday to Sunday (Does need flexibility as this is a rotational 7 day work pattern), which offers great career potential with plenty of progress. Working for Swindon Borough Council will ensure that you receive the very best support, training and personal development in the role of Support Worker.
As part of a team, you will work will include the dedicated support of just one individual, who may live with other people in the same household, providing a range of support services. This will include the ongoing encouragement of the individual to take part in social, leisure and community based activities, to offer support and involvement in both educational and employment opportunities. Advice and help is also offered in terms of housing and general day-to-day living requirements, all aimed at bringing about as much independence as possible instilling confidence and capabilities.
The role of Building Independent Futures – Support Worker is more than just a Carer, it’s about building a long and successful relationship with the individual, based on trust, best outcomes and positivity. Taking time to understand the specific disabilities, to acknowledge that there will be difficulties that need to be overcome in order to promote the very best support service. Getting to know the wider family and support network is crucial to the ongoing success of this very special role, including everyone at all times, providing new and innovative suggestions for outcomes and getting involved are usual daily requirements.
The ability to record accurate information, conducting necessary assessments and appraisals in line with The Care Act, sharing information with Line Managers and other associated bodies are all key requirements. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are considered ‘the norm’, therefore if you have proven knowledge of Outlook and Word that would be a great help.
To apply for the position of Building Independent Futures – Support Worker, you will need to provide satisfactory employment references, The Right to Work In The UK and be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS Disclosure.