Your Role as a Support Worker
If you are looking to make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people then a Support Worker role could be an ideal career choice. By providing assistance to vulnerable adults and children you can promote independence and provide them with both practical help and emotional support. Being a Support Worker, particularly for an agency opens up a wide range of clients including adults and children with learning difficulties, physical disabilities, dementia patients and individuals who have sustained life-changing injuries. Support Worker jobs provide an opportunity to build a large skillset and supporting vulnerable people is also very rewarding.
Support Worker Duties and Responsibilities
- Assessing the needs of new clients by conducting interviews with individuals and their families.
- Reporting on assessments.
- Monitoring medical conditions.
- Aiding clients with daily tasks such as washing, dressing, eating and drinking and general mobility.
- Recreational activities with clients.
- Providing information and support to the families of those within your care.
- Maintaining medical records.
- Participating in training to further your knowledge.
- Providing companionship.
Required skills and experience of a Support Worker
- Empathetic, Friendly and Approachable
- Strong People Skills
- Excellent Communication skills
- Patient and Calm nature
- Be able to relate to people from all kinds of backgrounds
- A good listener
- Mentally Strong and able to cope in sometimes distressing situations
Bury St Edmunds
£9 - 13 Per Hour
Are you a passionate and experienced Support Worker in the Bury St Edmundsarea looking for a new role? Swanstaff Ipswich needs to hear from you! Job Title:Support Worker - Children Location: Bury St Edmunds Salary: £9.00- £13.00 per hour We are looking to recruit Support Workers with experience of working with Children, particularly those with challenging behaviour for day and night work. Working as a Support Worker within our client’s team, you will be able to use your skills and experience to support and care for the children and young people within the homes. Creating positive relationships with them meeting their needs and safeguarding them at all times. But why join our team? We couldn’t achieve what we do without our amazing teams. We believe in our people and want to ensure you feel appreciated and supported at every step of your journey with us. For this reason, we offer an excellent range of benefits as listed below. Competitive pay rates FREE training 24 hour support Flexible hours Refer a Friend Scheme-get up to £200 for referring a carer or nurse to us The skills you’ll need To join us, you will need a minimum of six months experience in a care environment with children – but more importantly, you will need flexibility, enthusiasm and the be able to work as part of a team! If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Hayley from our Ipswich team! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES