Purpose of the role: 

Learning Disability Support Worker

Your role in the Balhousie team: 

To work within a team to provide care and support services for adults with learning and/or physical disabilities, and/or behaviours that may challenge; which aims to maximise the potential of individuals in line with ordinary life principles. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  1. Work within the philosophies of the Care Home to minimise the effects of Residents’ learning disabilities, demonstrating an understanding and commitment to the rights of people with learning disabilities.
  2. Facilitate and support Residents in decision making, promoting choice and involvement giving full regard to initiatives aimed at promoting Resident empowerment.
  3. Ensure Residents’ individual needs are met through effective care planning and review.  Review and monitor care plans.
  4. Act as a Keyworker to an individual Resident, taking on responsibility for specified areas of care and support.  Ensure all medical needs are met and support the Resident to advocate his/her own needs and wishes.
  5. Support Residents’ participation in social, leisure, educational and employment opportunities within the local community in line with ordinary life principles.
  6. Support Residents to access holidays and day trips of their choice.

Essential Qualities and Skills: 

*              Good general education

*              Working knowledge of health and safety issues

*              LDAF Award at induction and foundation standard (or must be willing to work towards and achieve foundation standard within a given timescale

*              SVQ Level 2 in social care (or must be willing to work towards and achieve minimum of Level 2 within a given timescale)

Desired Qualities and Skills: 

*              Knowledge of regulatory framework of service provision including Care Standards.

*              Knowledge of therapeutic and non-aversive care models

*              Mandatory training qualifications e.g. fire safety, first aid, food hygiene, manual handling, Health & Safety awareness

Pay and Benefits: 

As well as a competitive salary, in return for your commitment and hard work, we offer the following additional benefits:
• Company pension;
• Childcare vouchers;
• Employee benefits scheme which provides access to a range of leisure and entertainment 
discounts
• Flexible working and part time options available

Closing Date

Closing date for applications: 
31.10.2017
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