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Social Worker

London, UK

Job Type: Temporary/Part-Time/Full-Time

About the Role

Our mission is to improve the quality of life of our service users by providing personalised services using strength-based approach, providing service users choice and control with careers who recognise the importance of promoting independence. Gardner Recruitment was founded by a team of healthcare workers who strive to deliver quality, reliable and easy access care and support to those who needs it. Our workforce are the heart of what we do, therefor we like to invest in our staff members to ensure everyone has the right skills, knowledge and experience they need to fulfil their duties effectively.

Do you have a caring nature and a willingness to help others? Would you like to work for a local company who values their staff?

The duties and responsibilities of a support worker are unique and varied because the people you support all have unique needs. Whilst this can be a very diverse role, the key focus is always on supporting a person to lead a fulfilling and more independent life.

On a day-to-day basis, support worker duties could include helping with meal preparation, household chores, administering medication, managing finances, accessing community facilities, going shopping, meeting friends, visiting the doctors, finding a job, or providing general emotional support.

Key responsibilities:

• Providing emotional support to individuals and their families.

• Providing practical support for individuals and their families, such as helping with household tasks, personal care and paperwork.

• Supporting and monitoring their healthcare needs, including administering medication and temperature checks.

• Supporting them to pursue hobbies and interests.

• Supporting the learning of new skills or gaining employment.

• Teaching life skills, such as budgeting and paying bills.

• Helping with everyday tasks such as meal preparation, writing a shopping list, going shopping or maintaining their housing tenancy.

• Helping them to access community facilities and be included in community groups.

• Understanding their communication needs and adapting your communication to each individual, e.g. sounds, tones, body language.

• Working with other professionals, such as doctors and therapists, to ensure consistency of support.

• Analysing an individual’s needs and drawing up a focused support plan.

• Becoming both a role model and companion to the individual and uncovering shared interests, such as hobbies and outings.



Training & Background Checks:

• An enhanced DBS check & full training will be provided prior to commencing work with our client and you will also be supported by our clinical lead nurse for the area.

• Being reliable and trustworthy.

• Having good stamina.

• Being patient and tactful

• Having good knowledge about hygiene standards and basic health care.

• Being able to deal with people from different backgrounds.

• Having interpersonal abilities.

• Being able to solve different types of problems.

• Having manual dexterity.

• Having a desire to help people.

• Being a good listener.

• Willingness to learn and adapt.

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