Support Worker (Learning Disabilities) .
LCH provide care, support and housing in London for people who may be homeless, have a learning disability or a mental health need. Our aim is to provide a safe and secure environment to help people recover and maximise their potential. LCH’s services place people at the heart of their communities and help them to develop the skills to live independent lives in the way they choose. LCH work with local people in an environment that promotes and embraces diversity and the differences that make people individuals.
Our customers have often had previous experiences of disadvantage, prejudice and discrimination. We ensure that we work with everyone in a way that respects and promotes choice, privacy and dignity.
Position: Support Worker (Learning Disabilities)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week (actual hours depend on the requirements of the service and the 24 hour shift pattern applicable to the post, including sleepovers, weekends and anti-social hours)
Salary: Starting salary £19,000, rising to £22,000 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
Benefits: 25 annual leave days, plus bank holidays, pension scheme
About the role:
The Support Worker will work as part of a team enabling people with learning disabilities and complex needs to settle into their new flats in the community. You will support the customer’s to adjust and to build skills that enable them to live as independently as possible.
You will support the customer’s to develop and expand their life skills so that they can lead full and active lives within the community. The post holder will be a member of a Key Team supporting an identified individual, but will be required to work with other customer’s as the needs of the service demand.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate knowledge of Person Centred Working and experience of working with challenging behaviours. You will also be able to demonstrate flexibility in approach to the needs of customer’s being supported, enabling them to take control of their lives. Experience of working with adults with complex needs, which may include learning disability, autistic spectrum condition, complex challenging behaviour, mental health problems and forensic histories is also essential.
Additionally, you will have an ability to work effectively with customer’s whose behaviours are described as challenging (physical and verbal) and experience of enabling customers to work through crisis situations both at home and out in the community with appropriate support. Experience of enabling customers to develop the skills and confidence needed to live as independently as possible is essential, as is experience of identifying the support needs of customers and of developing and implementing individualised support plans to meet their needs.
You will also have experience of having been a key worker and having undertaken risk assessments. You will have knowledge and understanding of, and commitment to, safeguarding vulnerable adults and children and experience of promoting and supporting the development of independent living skills and of supporting customers appropriately with their personal care.
You must be able to work on a 24 hour rolling shift pattern which includes days, evenings, weekends and sleepovers and occasionally supporting customers on holiday if this is required.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Learning Disabilities, Vulnerable People, Key Worker, Care Worker, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.