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Learning Disability Support Worker

  • Job reference: ELFA1
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Adults, Children, Older Adults
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Job description: A Learning Disability Support Worker is required to work within a specialist private supported living service based in Oxfordshire!

*Do you know someone who would be interested in this role? We offer a £250 referral bonus per successful candidate that is referred*

Salary per hour: Competitive (dependant on experience)

Hours and length of contract:
*Temporary or Permanent opportunity available
* Full Time or part time hours
*Mixture of shift types
*The manager is looking for the position to be filled ASAP

Daily Duties:
You will work within a private supported living service to provide care to service users with moderate to severe learning disabilities , sensory impairments and associated complex needs which can include:
*Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC)
*Asperger's Syndrome
*Bipolar Disorder
*Depression
*Downs Syndrome
*Epilepsy
*Personality Disorder
*Schizophrenia
*Speech and Language Difficulties

As a support worker you will provide high quality and compassionate care to the service users, be responsible for their general well-being and help them to live as independently as possible.

Daily duties include but are not limited to:
*Providing physical, emotional, spiritual and social support to service users
*Working closely with staff and tenants in promoting individual packages of care that reflect the person's chosen lifestyle
*Supporting tenants in leisure, education and employment services inside and outside of the home
*Supporting tenants as much as possible to undertake household chores, including planning and pre-paring meals
*Assisting tenants in maintaining their personal hygiene where necessary
*Participating in training opportunities to gain a wide understanding of tenants' needs and disabilities
*Giving medication as required
*Completing written reports and notes
*Supporting tenants accessing benefits e.g. housing benefit, income support, DLA etc
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Person specification:
Recent relevant experience and must be DBS cleared.

If you are interested in this role then please contact Emma at SCS on 01772 208963 or send across your CV directly to emma.leck@servicecare.org.uk