Support worker

  • Full Time
  • Surrey

Balance CIO

We are a charity based in Kingston.

Main Responsibilities of the Job To demonstrate Balance values, promote best practices whilst meeting service requirements in an efficient and effective way.
To support and develop people’s potential
To ensure people are supported safely and to a fulfilling life
To be responsible for keeping service records up to date
To work positively with the management and the staff team

Communication
To demonstrate effective communication skills with people we support and their families and friends.
To communicate effectively as part of our staff team.
To ensure emails and communications are kept up to date
To ensure that Balance provide positive working relationships to people both internally and externally.

Support
To work collaboratively with our support team, delivering support to people in their own homes and in the wider community.
To take part in ensuring that the support plan and outcomes are met and kept up to date
To ensure support provided is of a high standard and in line with the Balance values, policies, and procedures.
To support people to live safely in their homes and in the wider community whilst promoting independence.

Performance Management
To ensure that you are reliable, punctual and proactive at work
To ensure your work person centred and inclusive
To be responsible for recording detail records, support plans and associated paperwork.
To support colleagues and management team and contribute to the overall achievement of the service.

Financial Management
To ensure that all financial records are kept up to date and checked as required by the service.
To understand budgeting and management of people’s finances as informed by line manager.
General
To promote the principles of Independence, choice and control, equal opportunities, social inclusion and ensuring people are supported to reach their potential.
To ensure individual information is captured into systems in a timely fashion in accordance with service guidance and shared with all relevant parties as appropriate.
To provide evidence of a continued commitment to own personal development and learning
To prepare and present reports and presentations and other written materials as required.
To have an awareness of the Adult Social Care safeguarding policy and raise alerts if necessary
To provide support and assistance to other members of the team and provide cover as and when directed.
To work in accordance with Balance Policies and procedures including Health & Safety, relevant policies and legislation.
To maintain confidentiality and to ensure that access and sharing of and use of the information complies with relevant policies and procedures, including the Data Protection Act.
To be respect equality and diversity regarding all people we meet.
To be able to take on all aspects of Key working and ensure that all files and paperwork is kept up to date
To support people as directed by the individual, their support plans and needs assessments
To follow guidance on positive risk taking and assessment
To take part in reviews and meetings as required
To demonstrate a person-centred approach to supporting people
To be responsible for own personal performance and development
To have an awareness of cost implications of support planning recommendations.
To ensure case information is entered into systems in a timely fashion in accordance with relevant case recording policies and shared with all relevant parties as appropriate.
To work in accordance with Balance’s Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety, and other relevant policies and legislation.

To apply for this job email your details to joseph.eguavoen@balancesupport.org.uk.