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Senior Care & Support Worker

Location: BERMONDSEY, LONDON Salary: 18559.00 - 18559.00 GBP Per Annum, pro-rata
Sector: Care Job Type: Contract
Shift Type: N/A Applications: 1
Posted: 3 months ago Reference: 3076226
Metropolitan are a team of more than 1,300 colleagues working to provide affordable housing, care and support and community regeneration services.

Senior Care and Support Worker
Bermondsey, London
Fixed Term Contract – 7 months
Full time –37.5 Hrs – Mon-Fri
£18,559

About the job:

To provide personalised care and support services to a variety of customers. To work flexibly to ensure individual needs are met while maximising independence, choice, dignity, privacy and well-being, in collaboration with the senior care and support workers/team leaders.

Main accountabilities:

• Encourage and support customers to establish and maintain positive relationships with their family and friends and engage in activities which help them to achieve their personal goals.
• Provide support and practical assistance to customers with benefits, budgeting, paying bills and accessing appropriate services.
• Provide social and emotional support to customers in line with policies & procedures and best practice.
• Promote self-advocacy and act as the customers` advocate where appropriate.
• Be aware of customers` wellbeing, safety and state of health, reporting any concerns.
• Provide care and support that is appropriate to the age, gender, disability, race, religion and sexuality of the customer to improve their quality of life and independence.
• Ensure all necessary records are accurate and up to date.
• Prompt and assist with the ordering, safe storage and administration of medication as detailed in care & support plans, recording as appropriate.
• The role will provide floating support in the community


About you:

• Experience of providing care and support to vulnerable people (voluntary experience also qualifies).
• Experience of managing a case load
• Understanding of the needs of vulnerable people.
• Knowledge of health & safety issues relating to care and support of vulnerable people
• Ability to work flexibly to meet customer and service requirements across a geographical area
• Ability to work using own initiative and as a member of a team
• Ability to undertake moving and handling tasks (including pushing of wheelchairs)
• Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care related subject area or equivalent, or a willingness to undertake Diploma training
• Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation

What Metropolitan can offer you:

Metropolitan offers an excellent and unique Benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual. We offer employees the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Childcare Vouchers, Health and Wellbeing Programme, Employee Assistance and discounts with multiple retailers and many more. We also offer an impressive Pension Scheme and 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with

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