JOB TITLE: SUPPORT WORKER
REPORTS TO: Care Manager and Field Care Supervisor

SUMMARY OF POST
Undertake care work with the sensitivity required to provide services in a way which will preserve the dignity, privacy, choice, independence, fulfillment and rights of the Service User and his/her usual carer/family members


MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
• To undertake personal care tasks as outlined in the Service User’s care/support plan
• To maintain good communication and develop effective working relationships with Service Users
• Liaise with agency staff and/or other professionals as necessary or as directed
• To adhere to all of the Peculiar Care Homes policies and procedures
• To alert Field Care Supervisors/Managers of any changes in the Service User’s condition or circumstances
• To develop good communication links with any carer or family member in the Service User’s home
• To prepare and cook meals as outlined in the care/support plan
• To undertake housekeeping, household cleaning and laundry duties as requested if outlined in the care plan
• To help with purchasing of provisions to provide an adequate, balanced and stimulating diet where necessary
• Ensure a safe as possible living environment for Service Users whilst respecting Service User’s choice and rights
• Ensure the Service User is not put at risk as a result of home care activities
• Work as part of a team and equally be able to work alone
• Dress appropriately for post (protective clothing and uniforms are provided by Peculiar Care Homes)
• Take responsibility for the safe handling of property and equipment belonging to the Service User
• Attend supervision, training and staff meetings, as required
• To be willing to travel between Service Users’ homes in the most efficient way possible. (Car user, Cyclist, knowledge of public transport)
• Be willing to work within Service Users’ own homes and accept different environments and varying capabilities of Service Users
• Be available and willing to undertake any other tasks specified by line management relevant to the role and to the needs of the Service Users