Tower Hamlets, London
Up to £22500 per annum
Job description

Recruiting 3 Specialist Behaviour Support Workers to join our Learning Disabilities Service in Tower Hamlets!

£22,500 per annum, 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension Scheme, staff discounts, healthcare and more.

Lester Court is a specialist service for adults with a Learning Disability and/or Autism. We are looking for proactive and enthusiastic individuals to join a high performing team that specialise in working with people whose disability has a level of complexity that inhibits their ability to live independently. Our staff must have patience, tolerance and good communication skills to work well with our customers. Staff must be keen to learn new skills and have the ability to engage our customers in meaningful activities indoors and outdoors ensuring that customers are giving choice and their independence is promoted. The service encompasses a model of Positive Behaviour Support and is CQC registered, so knowledge and experience of providing support using Positive Behaviour Support and previous experience in a CQC registered service will be desirable.

This role requires working on a shift pattern of early shifts 7:30am-3:30pm, late shifts 14:30pm-22:30pm and working two weekends a month.

Specialist Behaviour Support Workers are responsible for the customer's emotional, psychological well being as well as providing support to help them develop the life skills they require to meet the assessed needs. At Lester Court, this will include providing physical, domestic, emotional and social care needs. These will include support with personal care, administration of medicines, managing challenging behaviours and supporting customers to access the activities in the community. Successful candidates will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team. They will work with others to promote independent living, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices.

Key Responsibilities:

Behaviour Analysis:

- You are liable to observing and monitoring the customer's behaviours, the duration, the intensity, and the damage, as well as factors that may alleviate or trigger the behaviour
- You are responsible in planning appropriate intervention to modify and resolve the behaviour
- You require superb interpersonal and relationship skills and must have the capacity to handle psychologically behavioural changes
- You understand and collaborate with the different support organisations accessible in the community
- You exhibit a concrete basis in behavioural analysis
- You will have ability and skill to present and feedback to other professionals in a formal settings
- Reports possible cases of abuse, neglect or endangerment appropriately
- Actively participates in the reviewing and the designing behavioural interventions plans.
- Implements behaviour support plans
- Measures goals and objectives of behaviour support plans to ensure they are being met
- Communicates with parents and care managers in regard to customer's progress in the absence of management
- Analyses the behavioural interventions to determine their success
- Assists customers in identifying inappropriate behaviours and develop better behaviour alternatives
- Assists newly recruited staff in facilitating behavioural interventions
- Maintains up to date accurate records of customer's, service being provided and behavioural data

Other Responsibilities:

- If a need arises, deliver all aspects of support to enable a customer to develop independent living skills as appropriate to the individual needs of the customer. In some services, this will include delivering personal and physical care as appropriate
- Support customers to undertake all domestic tasks wherever possible, including practical assistance where they have not yet developed the skills, to ensure customers enjoy a high quality of accommodation
- Participate in the support planning and risk management, as facilitated by the lead Support Worker
- Carry out security duties to ensure the safety of the customers and premises
- Monitor the CCTV throughout the shift
- Enable customers to make full use of community facilities by providing support as directed
- Carry out support duties to enable customers to integrate into the community including e.g. accompanying the customer to attend benefit agency appointments and meetings, go shopping, to enquire at colleges about possible courses, to visit various public amenities
- Report any observations relating to customers welfare
- Adhere to all the policies and procedures of Look Ahead Care, Support & Housing plus those specific to the project including any statutory requirements

For more information or to apply please visit our website.

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Refreshed on: 06 October 2020
Closed date: 30 October 2020
Job ref: REQ002225
Tags: Support Worker