Learning Disability and Mental Health Support Worker Job Description

About Us

Circle of Care is a growing Health and Social Care Provider with the passion for caring for people. We offer generic and specialist care services for people needing support to do the little or the larger things they find challenging within their own homes or supported living homes.

Circle of Care has the knowledge, experience, skills and empathy to meet the needs of all looking for a specialist care provider. We offer a flexible, innovative and highly professional service for the Elderly, Physically disabled people, those recovering from injury, operation and the terminally ill or people requiring continuing care.

Circle of Care are currently looking to recruit numerous Support Workers in the North London area to help various clients with Learning Disabilities and Mental Health needs. The successful support worker will be responsible for supporting Service Users with their goals in their individual care plans. The successful support workers daily activities may vary and will include the following:

Main Responsibilities:

  • To assist Service Users with activities of daily living as per assessment and care plan.
  • General housekeeping e.g. cooking, shopping, domestic duties etc, and helping Service Users to maintain all aspects of their domestic lives
  • Provide support to clients with challenging behaviour and mental health disorders
  • Provide support to clients with learning disability needs such as autism, cerebral palsy or physical disabilities
  • Facilitating social activities e.g. visiting family/friends, walks, cinema/theatre, meals out, going for a drive (where required), reading etc
  • Monitoring progress and recording notes on daily record sheets relating to each visit
  • To support Service Users to access appropriate health care provision enabling them to make an informed choice regarding any prescribed treatment, seeking advice where necessary

Essential Skills, Experience & Attitude:

  • Minimum 6 months of experience in working with adults who have learning/multiple disabilities living in the community
  • An understanding of the needs of adults with learning disabilities who are vulnerable within society
  • Experience of providing care to people with learning disabilities
  • Physically fit and able to undertake safe manual handling practices
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good telephone manner and good level of spoken English
  • Observant and sensitive to a Service User’s needs
  • Ability to liaise with outside agencies and other professionals
  • Ability to work autonomously and productively as part of a team
  • Knowledge of food hygiene/manual handling/health & safety standards and practices

Desirable Skills:

Current and clean driving licence

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