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
Sevenoaks spans an area of 142 square miles in West Kent and borders Greater London, making it a prime area for businesses across a large number of sectors. Central London is just 21 miles away and Sevenoaks is well connected by both rail and road. As a rural district, the population sits at around 30,000.
Sevenoaks is an affluent area with an average house price of £663,431. This brings with it a highly skilled workforce, many of whom commute out of the area for work - however, there has been a rising number of local businesses which follows a regional trend of companies seeking lower operating costs, most prevalent are service-based industries, particularly in the finance and business services sector. The area has an unemployment rate of just 1%.
£9 - 12 Per Hour
Swanstaff have a temporary vacancy opportunity for a Healthcare assistant in and around the Sevenoaks area. Our client are looking for someone who are devoted to caring for others and care about making a real difference to residents within private nursing homes. You will be flexible to work days 08:00-20:00 and/or night shifts 20:00-08:00 depending on your availability and the role also has the possibility of going permanent. Job title:Healthcare Assistant Location:Sevenoaks Rate of pay:£9.00 - £12.00 per hour Purpose of the role of a Healthcare Assistant: Provide a high quality of care to residents Accurately make observations in accordance to the residents wellbeing Assist residents as necessary ensuring they are happy and comfortable at all times Responsible for promoting healthy living within the registered nursing home Enjoy a wide range of activities with residents Requirements of a Healthcare Assistant: 6 months experience as healthcare assistant Be able to work independently and as a team Have a passion for caring and looking after others Work in line with all health and safety regulations Excellent communication with willingness to learn and develop If you have all the above requirements to be a great Healthcare assistant with a passion for caring and looking after others please apply! 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 If you're interested in this role please apply online now or alternatively please get in touch with Lacey Crawley! EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH OPPORTUNITIES Swanstaff Recruitment is an equal opportunities employer.