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What does a Support Worker do?

Do something amazing. Become a support worker.

The care our Support Workers offer day in and day out is truly inspirational, and the difference
they make to people’s lives is considerable.

Why we do what we do

 

A vital role

As a Support Worker at Precious Homes you will play a vital role in supporting and enabling people with learning disabilities, autism, physical disabilities, mental health needs, communication difficulties and/or complex health needs to live independently.

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To help someone make a difference in their life is what
makes everyday so rewarding.

Toby -Support Worker

Supporting Independent Living

This means helping them do the things that matter most to them, keeping them safe and helping them to make choices and lead full and rich lives in their community.

You will be providing care and support to people either in their own homes or within one of our supported living and residential services. As well as day to day support, this will include supporting people to get out and about in their community and when they go on holiday.

Working as part of a small but caring team, in a set service or locality, you will have a dedicated management team to support you and Precious Homes will equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to do your job to the best of your ability.

The support you give to each person will depend very much on their individual needs and is focussed on doing ‘with people’ not ‘for people’. Your role is to enable them to become as independent as they can.

What people say...

I love the way Precious Homes values and empowers their staff to make this a career through training and career progression. It's a fantastic organisation to work for!

Daniel Murphy, Manager

What people say...

For me it's because you never know what the day will bring and every day is a whole new different experience which teaches you valuable life lessons.

Joanne Rodell, Senior Manager

What people say...

It is massively rewarding for me to read all about someone before they move to PH then see them months later at a service thriving, it really makes it worthwhile

Marek Lapham, Business Development

The role of a support worker includes:

Daily living and independent skills:
Helping people to get organised, plan their day, clean, meal-plan and shop.

Aiding communication:
Helping people who may have communication difficulties to express themselves and make choices.

Providing emotional and behavioural support:
Being on hand to guide and advise, listen and understand, build confidence and self-esteem. Keeping the people we support safe at home and in the community.

Keeping active:
Accessing the community and taking part in activities such as swimming, dance class, cinema, theatre trips and football.

Socialising:
Helping people meet friends and stay in touch with loved ones.

Medicine management:
Working with health professionals to support any medical needs, including making and attending any necessary appointments or administering medication.

Budgeting:
Including day to day money management and finanical support.

Delivering individual support plans:
Following a dedicated person-centered support plan, including updating our Nourish system, key worker sessions, goal setting and ‘talk time’.

Education:
Researching, applying for and attending college courses, and helping to find and attend voluntary opportunities.

Unsure

If you want make a difference but are unsure if a support worker role is for you, take a look at other vacanies available across all of Precious Homes including Business Development, HR and Admin

Find out about our current vacancies

Become a support worker

If you feel that you could make a positive difference in the lives of the people we support, then we would love to hear from you. Start your social care career with us today.

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