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Senior Support Worker

Salutem Shared Services

Alfreton

Permanent

£12.85/hour

DE557FU

Posted: 17/05/2024

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The Ash Lea House family are recruiting!

Ash Lea House is a 13-bed residential care home in Alfreton, providing a caring, supportive and stimulating environment for adults with learning disabilities, autism and physical disabilities. We provide a high level of support to enable all the people we support to meet their personal goals and future aspirations!

As part of the Ash Lea House family, every day will be different - you could be enjoying the garden and paddling pool in summer with Melissa, having a friendly Pool competition at the pub with Jason, or going on rides and winning prizes at the local fun fair! Whatever you do, you'll be making lifelong memories with the people we support.

We are all very well supported here as staff at Ash Lea House and none of our efforts go unnoticed. We understand what’s important and always try our best to help the individuals live their best lives! No two days are the same, one day we’re partaking in a family event or party and the next we’re out window shopping and sightseeing! There is huge variety in the role and lots to learn with lots of opportunity to develop new and existing skills.

Our Senior Support Workers are there to ensure the health, welfare, education and development of the young people we support is promoted at each step of their journey.

As a Senior you’ll join us with previous experience in a support role, and able to hit the ground running. Thanks to your support with day to day activities, care plans and reviews, you’ll help us make a difference to the lives of young people we support. 

Now we've shared a glimpse of what it's like to work for us, let us introduce ourselves. We’re Salutem and we are committed to making a positive impact on the lives of thousands of children and adults in England and Wales across our residential homes, schools and day centres. Our dedicated support teams empower individuals to overcome any obstacles and live the life they choose.

Each day will be different, and the main focus of your role is to provide daily support to adults in our residential services. It’s definitely not a normal 9-5, you can work days, nights, and flexible shifts too. Talking of ‘dream’ jobs, some of our shifts are sleep-ins!
We want the best for everyone we support and that's what makes us a family. If you have the ability to support someone to feel at home, be their true self, and do what makes their heart happy - we want to hear from you. This is a meaningful role and will suit someone who is looking to make a difference and make memories that'll last a lifetime.

Key Responsibilities

Demonstrate robust leadership linking with your Registered and Deputy Managers, ensure that each individual we support has a meaningful support plan.
Ensure there is a robust activity plan in place for each individual.
Ensure that the views of the individual are routinely sought through regular engagement with the individual.
Ensure where appropriate, we are supporting individuals with finances ensuring that they are supported to budget and plan their finances (through a support plan).
Support people with their medication.
Embody the Mental Capacity act and its key principles, with the team clearly able to articulate them.
Through linking with your Deputy and Registered managers ensure that Health and Safety polices, and procedures are followed, which in include Fire Safety and that there is a robust environmental risk assessment in place.
Through working with your Registered Manager and Deputy Manager, ensure that you have a team safely recruited to enable the smooth delivery of hours, and to ensure that there are measures in place for the team.
Ensure your service is delivering an outstanding level of Care and Support by Identifying opportunities to be better, to deliver better care, support and to be innovates.
Ensure where incidents and accident occur in the service, that these are reported and managed in line with our polices and procedure.This is not an exhaustive list of duties, and not fully encompassing of the role. You may be required to complete other duties, as deemed appropriate by the organization.

We know our staff put 100% into building brighter futures for the individuals we support. That's why we offer career progression no matter where you start in the organisation. Your progress here will be regularly reviewed and as you gain expertise your rate of pay will increase. We believe in creating a Career from Care and we want the support workers we recruit now to become our managers of the future!

We’re committed to supporting the wellbeing of our team and

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