Support Worker

Position: Support Worker
Responsible to: Registered Manager


Purpose of position:
To share with other staff in meeting the individual care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and to help in the general day-to-day tasks and activities of the Home

Principal Responsibilities :

  • To encourage service users to become and remain as independent as possible.
  • To become familiar with and follow each service user’s individual care plan.
  • To meet individual service users’ needs in a holistic way.
  • To assist service users with personal care tasks such as getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, using the toilet and changing incontinence pads.
  • To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities and use the supplied equipment to assist service users with their mobility as agreed in their care plan.
  • To enable each individual service user to participate in an activity program designed specifically to meet their needs which will include both on and off site activities.
  • To work on a 1:1 basis with individual service users as allocated.
  • To accompany and support the service user during meal times and with the clearing away after their meal.
  • To ensure Daneswood achieves high standards of cleanliness.
  • To answer the door and the telephone, when appropriate; welcome visitors and ask them to sign the visitors’ book.
  • To read and write reports; take part in staff meetings and service users’ meetings.
  • To work cooperatively on a rota basis covering shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • To comply with the Home’s guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the Manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user.
  • To strictly observe confidentiality
  • To undertake and complete training activities as agreed and directed.
  • To act as a Keyworker to an allocated service user
  • To comply with Daneswood’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998. All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974.

All staff must undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) including a Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) check and have a minimum of 2 satisfactory references before they commence employment.

Hours of work: 35 hours p/w or Part-time on a rota basis.


Position: Support Worker

Responsible to: Registered Manager

Purpose of position:
To share with other staff in meeting the individual care needs of service users in a way that respects the dignity of the individual and promotes independence and to help in the general day-to-day tasks and activities of the Home

Principal Responsibilities :

  • To encourage service users to become and remain as independent as possible.
  • To become familiar with and follow each service user’s individual care plan.
  • To meet individual service users’ needs in a holistic way.
  • To assist service users with personal care tasks such as getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing, using the toilet and changing incontinence pads.
  • To help service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities and use the supplied equipment to assist service users with their mobility as agreed in their care plan.
  • To enable each individual service user to participate in an activity program designed specifically to meet their needs which will include both on and off site activities.
  • To work on a 1:1 basis with individual service users as allocated.
  • To accompany and support the service user during meal times and with the clearing away after their meal.
  • To ensure Daneswood achieves high standards of cleanliness.
  • To answer the door and the telephone, when appropriate; welcome visitors and ask them to sign the visitors’ book.
  • To read and write reports; take part in staff meetings and service users’ meetings.
  • To work cooperatively on a rota basis covering shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends and bank holidays.
  • To comply with the Home’s guidelines and policies at all times.
  • To report to the Manager any significant changes in the health or circumstances of a service user.
  • To strictly observe confidentiality
  • To undertake and complete training activities as agreed and directed.
  • To act as a Keyworker to an allocated service user
  • To comply with Daneswood’s Health & Safety Policy.
  • To perform such other duties as may reasonably be required.

All staff are required to respect the confidentiality of all matters that they might learn in the course of their employment. All staff are expected to respect the requirements under the Data Protection Act 1998. All staff must ensure that they are aware of their responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work, etc Act 1974.

All staff must undertake an enhanced disclosure through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) including a Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) check and have a minimum of 2 satisfactory references before they commence employment.

Hours of work: 35 hours p/w or Part-time on a rota basis.