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Flexi Care Support Worker - North Essex

  • Hours
  • Various
  • Salary
  • £9.00 per hour. Sleep ins £70.47
  • Location
  • North Essex
  • Closing Date
  • 25/04/2019
    • Contract

    • Casual
    • Job Advert-Role Description



      The role of Flexi Support Worker:

      As part of a large pool of zero hour contracted Flexi Staff, you will be booked for ad hoc support shift cover at services matching your skills and experience.  Flexi staff are deployed during periods of staff absence or to cover a vacancy until a permanent staff member has commenced in the post. Deployment of Peabody's flexi staff is overseen by the Flexi Service Team based at Pembroke House in Pitsea, Essex.


      Our expectations of Flexi Support Staff:

      To be physically and mentally able to perform the role of a Flexi Support Worker including manual handling, hoists and personal care depending on the needs of each individual service and customer
      To be reliable, honest and trustworthy
      To attend the full 6 day Training Academy prior to commencing their role if working within Care. Supported Housing roles will only have to complete 3 days of the Training Academy. London Academy is 5 days.
      To ensure they receive medication competency clearance before the administering of medication to a customer (if required)
      To treat people who use our services and colleagues with respect
      To make themselves familiar with the physical and emotional needs of customers by reading care and support plans and communication books before commencing a relief shift and to speak up if they are unsure of anything
      To strive to meet the needs and choices of our customers
      To identify and respond to the changing needs of the people who use our services
      To follow instructions and guidelines provided for Flexi Staff specific to each service
      To fully complete, to an excellent standard, daily tasks highlighted in those instructions and guidelines
      To attend supervision meetings when they are required to do so
      To adhere to Peabody's policies & procedures

      To respect the confidentiality of all customers and colleagues.


      This job description is an outline of the role and may be subject to change in accordance with the needs of the client service.




      Essex Care


      Essex Supported Housing


      Essex Mandatory Training




      London Mandatory Training


      Sleep Ins






      Previous care and/or support worker experience

      An understanding of the needs of different vulnerable client groups

      Ability to keep clear and accurate records

      Demonstrate ability to relate respectfully to customer needs

      Ability to encourage independent learning skills using a variety of different forms of communications

      Ability to empathise and advocate for the needs of customers

      Flexibility and reliability in work place / hours / approach

      Demonstrate ability to work hard as part of a team

      Experience of welfare support and government initiatives

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