My client is looking for an experienced Assistant Day Options Worker to work with people who have Physical Disabilities and Learning Disabilities.
People requiring Reablement following a period of ill health
This may include people recovering from a stroke.
Principal Accountabilities and Responsibilities.
All your work with service users should be conducted within the principles of John O’Brien’s Five Accomplishments areas framework for improving the quality of human services. The Five accomplishments are:
Sharing Ordinary Places – People wherever possible should be encouraged to take part in activities in an integrated community setting.
Making Choices – Giving people the opportunity to make informed choices.
Developing Abilities – People have abilities which should be developed and encouraged to that they are able to reach their full potential. This includes education, vocation and work opportunities.
Being treated with respect and having a valued social role – People with learning disabilities have a part to play as a valued member of society and should be empowered to do this.
Growing in relationships – People with learning disabilities have the right to friendships. It should be remembered that this is sometimes difficult for them to achieve this.
The postholder must at all times carry out his/her duties with due regard to the Council’s Customer Care and Equal Opportunities Policies and in accordance with Council’s Mission Statement and Values.
Assist Day Options Teacher in preparing and at times delivering programmes in education, training and recreation for people with learning disabilities and to cover for Day Options Teachers when required.
Assist and deputise the Day Options Teacher in Key Workers duties.
Assist service users at mealtimes, empowering them to have as much choice and involvement as possible.
Provide key worker or personal support to clients with challenging behaviour and or autism.
Assist in carrying out personal care for service users which will include feeding, changing, dealing with bodily fluids and administering medication. Maintaining service users personal dignity and self esteem.
Escorting service users on community outings and appointments.
Assist in the supervision of service users at tea breaks, mealtimes, and as they arrive at and leave the day centre.
Assist in working with service users who have challenging behaviour/autism or other vulnerabilities.
Lifting and handling of clients/equipment as necessary.
The postholder will carry out additional relevant duties as required.
Qualification & Experience
One year proven experience working with adults with challenging behaviour and autism.
Experience of providing all aspects of personal care.
Some experience of providing recreational and educational activities.
Some teaching experience/proven potential to be trained as a teacher or equivalent
Skills and Abilities
A proven ability to work with people with learning disabilities who are not able to easily communicate and need personal care.
An understanding of advocacy and empowerment and how to apply this to the needs of the Service User.
Health and Safety Regulations.
Lifting and Handling
Appropriate equipment and aids to used with people with learning disabilities.