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Support Worker

  • Liskeard, Cornwall
  • Permanent
  • Up to £12.10 per hour + Company Sick Pay, Critical Illness Cover.
  • Carer for Anna
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Job Overview

Beyond Limits is looking for a Support Worker to provide help and encouragement for Anna.

The role

Anna already has a great team around her, she is just looking an additional support worker to complete her dream team. She needs people who are robust and who can enjoy her interests with her. She can have some difficult times and so it is important that you are someone who can see passed this and promote the good times with her. She needs self-motivated people who have good communication skills and who are encouraging towards her. Anna is looking for staff who will be patient with her and who can confidently support her in the community, she needs people who can maintain boundaries and who have empathy for the journey she has been on. Above all else, you must be committed to making a difference to Anna's life. We offer a full induction with ongoing personal and professional development training. We are an organisation recognised for our complete person-centred approach and the difference we make to people's lives.

This role includes some sleep-in duties.

You'll be responsible for:

  • Building a relationship with Anna based on trust and respect, treating her with dignity and at all times

  • Working in partnership with the team, family and other professionals to promote Anna's health and well-being

  • Helping Anna with all areas of budgeting and maintaining her household and ensuring that her financial obligations are met

  • Communicating effectively with all people involved in supporting Anna via the use of good communication skills

  • Attending regular team meetings, support and supervision sessions and sessions arranged by professionals

  • Using the systems for communication, i.e. diaries, communication books/Yammer and SharePoint provided for the team

  • Participating in person-centred planning meetings and working policy reviews, giving and receiving constructive feedback and support of other members of the team in their work

The ideal candidate

You'll need to:

  • Be reliable and flexible
  • Be someone who doesn't give up easily
  • Be positive with a can do attitude
  • Be open minded
  • Be non-judgemental
  • Be committed to the values of inclusion
  • Be a good team player
  • Understand the importance of not taking things personally

About us

Beyond Limits provides bespoke support and assisted living for people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, brain injury, autism and other social and emotional needs. We specialise in working with people who are leaving long-term institutional care settings such as hospital or group residential care and need support to live independently.