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Nurseplus Support Workers, learning disabilities, Mental health support...

A Support Worker role is to enable someone who requires support to live their life as independently as they can.

Support work can take place in a variety of settings which include hospitals, day care centres, the community, specialist units, social clubs and residential care setting for a number of client groups including Learning Disabilities, Mental Health and Community support (hospital discharges, elderly, loss of mobility).

A good Support Worker is kind and caring with high levels of empathy and patience, must be respectful, compassionate with excellent listening skills, you will need to promote positivity, work well in stressful situations and be an effective communicator.

The duties of a Support Worker include:

  • Supporting the service user with medication and daily living tasks
  • Provide support to access the community and information
  • Support the service user with finances, budgeting and government benefits.
  • Enable the service user to be independent in all areas of their life where possible
  • Help to maintain a safe, comfortable and supportive home for the service user
  • Assist the individual to engage themselves as a valued member of the community
  • Provide support with attending appointments
  • Support the service user to actively contribute to the running of their own home
  • Promote independence and choice
  • Provide emotional support and befriending

Being a Support Worker can sometimes involve challenging work but is a highly rewarding career, knowing you are making a positive difference to someone’s life.

How can Nurseplus help?

•    Nurseplus provide full training allowing you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to support our clients. We offer specialist training to cover working with people with Autism, brain injury, epilepsy and much more. Nurseplus training is in line with the Care Certificate.

•    If you are new to a support role then we will arrange for a shadow shift to be completed, a shadow shift is where you will shadow a senior member of our team, allowing you to gain confidence and ask any questions.

•    We provide ongoing support to our workers, supervisions and spot checks are regularly carried to identify any potential training needs.

Nurseplus have over 50 offices nationwide, we are always looking for passionate and dedicated individuals to join our care teams, contact your local branch today!

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