Based in Thanet
£9.50 Per Hour
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic person with great people skills to join our Clients' Independent Living team in the Thanet area for approximately four months.
You will provide reactive, focused and flexible support to adults either following a hospital stay to enable early discharge when clinical needs have been met or to those living in the community to prevent hospital admission. You will assist the Independent Living Service Coordinator by undertaking duties required to meet the service users' needs in order to re-enable service users to remain in their own home and prevent hospital re-admission.
You will respond to referrals from Clinicians and Community Health Professionals and will be required to have the ability to assess service users' needs, complete and follow a support plan for the individual. In addition, you will be providing practical and emotional support in the service user's own home and signposting to other services where appropriate to enable the individual to live independently in their own home.
Duties & Responsibilities
* Provide transport/accompany a person returning from hospital or medical facility and those identified by local health professionals as being at risk of a further decline in health or without a support mechanism
* To provide on-going assessment of service users' needs, develop a support plan to meet these needs and provide appropriate support to achieve positive outcomes
* Recording and reporting of activities undertaken and highlighting any changes in a service user's condition and ensure that appropriate actions are taken if a service user's health deteriorates
* Liaising with health, housing and other professionals to ensure that the needs of the individual are consistently met
* To ensure as safe as possible a living environment for service users through carrying out risk assessments and providing information/advice whilst respecting their individual dignity, choice and rights
* To carry out follow-up welfare checks and visits as required and assist service users with their activities to re-enable their daily living skills for up to the maximum support period
* Provide practical and emotional support such as; mobility aids loans, transport, companionship, assistance with shopping, helping access to groups and activities
* Willingness to work flexibly around the needs of the service (evening and weekends)
* Proven experience of working within a Care of Support Worker role
* Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment
* Able to plan own workload
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
* Ability to deal with queries in a diplomatic, professional and confidential manner
* Must have a full UK driving licence
* Level 2 in Health and Social Care
* A valid DBS - desirable
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