The role of support worker is to ensure that the service user or service users are enabled to live, with support, in a community setting.
In addition to providing essential care as necessary, the support worker will be actively engaged in facilitating opportunities and experiences that enhance the service user’s quality of life in order that they are able to develop socially to their optimum potential.
Essential roles of a support worker may include: providing personal care, assisting service users with developing social and domestic skills, including cooking and household chores; administering medication; budgeting, shopping, and ensuring service user participation in scheduled activities at home and in the community.
You will be expected to follow and adhere to the Service User or Users Support Plan, Medication Regime and Protocols, Risk Assessments, Positive Behaviour Support Plan and Behaviour Protocols in delivering a consistent and individualised approach to care and support.
As a support worker you will report directly to the Service Manager, but you may also work under the supervision of a senior support worker.
As an essential part of self-development, a senior support worker will be expected to demonstrate initiative and problem solving skills.