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Senior Support Worker

Salary Details:
£9.80 per hour
07 Jun 2021

About The Role

Senior Support Worker – Moorpark
Moorpark Place, part of the Huntercombe Group, is a unique and specialist service for adults with autism in the Kilbirnie area just under one mile from the A760. We have established a community of 25 individual houses in their own grounds with some shared facilities which allows individuals to live independently while being cared for by our expert team.
We are looking for a Senior Support Worker to:
• provide direct patient care and support as part of a multi-disciplinary team to a group of patients within a hospital service.
• take the lead role in task and resource allocation on a day to day basis under the professional guidance of the Nurse, or in the absence of a Nurse.
• work and act as a key member of the team, supporting each patient in achievement of their planned outcomes.
Key Accountabilities:
• To assist the nursing team with the assessment of individual patient / resident needs, planning, delivery and evaluation of care for a number of individuals or groups of patients, including clinical risk assessment.
• To exercise a reasonable and agreed degree of professional autonomy and make judgements and decisions in order to satisfy the expectations and demands of the job.
• To undertake clinical work related tasks as delegated by senior nursing staff, following appropriate training and assessment of competency.
• To undertake clinical supervision to further develop competence and clinical practice.
• To liaise effectively with all stakeholders in the care process, including carers and relatives, aspiring to provide an effective, seamless and integrated service to patients.
• To maintain accurate, legible records of care provided, based upon the care plan incorporating all relevant communication and liaison.
• To maintain and update relevant knowledge and skills, maintain a professional portfolio and participate in further training as appropriate, in order to enhance quality of care for patients and carers.
• To comply with the Huntercombe Group Health and Safety Policies and Protocols in order to contribute to safe working practices.
• To protect vulnerable adults/children from internal/external elements and act as a Patient Advocate.
Management / Team Development
• Undertake clinical supervision with Support Workers
• Work with the wider team to reduce reliance on agency staff, by helping to get shifts covered, sometimes at short notice
• Deliver training to other staff on a range of topics
• Facilitate debriefs with staff following incidents or difficult shifts promoting positive reflection and creating awareness of areas for development
• Facilitate the induction of new staff throughout the hospital with a “mentor” system to enable transfer of knowledge
• Monitor and evaluate new staff during their induction / probation period ensuring that any feedback and areas for development are appropriately followed up with them and that clear targets are set and achieved in line with the Care Certificate
• Ensure that all Support Workers are allocated necessary breaks and that patients have the right level of supervision and observations by producing the shift planner, having due regard for skill, experience and gender mix
We run a 12 hour shift pattern on a rota to include some weekends. We pay £9.80 per hour.

About You

Please take a look at our progressive and rewarding benefits package
• Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
• Maternity leave at 3 month’s full pay and 3 month’s half pay, (up to a max salary of £50k)
• 2 week’s paid paternity leave
• Shared parental leave, matching the maternity leave benefit
• A thorough Induction Programme tailored to the hospital where you will be working
• Clear pay structure, with competitive rates
• Generous Annual Leave entitlement
• Sick pay of 4 weeks full pay and 4 weeks half pay
• The opportunity to participate in a company contributory pension scheme with up to 3% matching contributions
• Death in service benefit equivalent to 2 x salary
• A range of staff discounts
• Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, gender, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability or social background. This is a great opportunity for someone to make a difference.

For a more detailed job spec please take a look at our Website where you can also read some inspiring stories and find out why working at Huntercombe really sets us apart from the rest on the link here https://huntercombe.com/work-with-us/

About The Company

Huntercombe Group are one the leading specialist healthcare providers, with hospital and centres throughout England and Scotland, delivering wide ranging services in adult mental health and learning disabilities, specialist brain injury, child and adult mental health services (CAMHS) including eating disorders and social care for children with special needs.
Our aspiration is to nurture the world, one person at a time and that’s why everything we do is designed to provide the best care and recovery for our patients and residents
We’re proud to have recruited some of the most experienced doctors, nurses and therapists in their fields and alongside our supportive stable Management structure we hope that it’s you that can help make a difference to our excellent teams and workforce.