Available in Multiple locations
Depending on experience
Myrtle Healthcare is a homecare and supported living service provider. We provide care and support to people with learning disabilities and autism to enable them to become more happy, healthy, and independent. Our vision is a world where people with these disabilities are fully included in the community, living the life they choose, and we need talented and committed people to help us make that happen.
As a support worker you will help residents to live safe, fulfilling, and dignified lives in their own home. In each of our services we support approximately 2-5 people.
We support people with a range of support needs from low to high; with old age/ dementia, profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), autism/mental health and physical disabilities.
We also operate outreach services for people who live more independently. We work on a rota which includes working some weekends, early and late shifts. If you prefer to work nights, we also have some services with waking night shifts.
Depending on their needs, the care and support you give could include helping people to:
- Get out of bed, help them with personal care such as support with showering and dressing.
- Manage their health needs, such as taking medication, going to health and other appointments, recording relevant information, and liaising with others.
- Make booking and going with people to various appointments.
- Learn life skills such as cooking or budgeting and providing emotional support and befriending.
- Support with cleaning, laundry, and shopping.
- Make choices about their day, life, and lifestyle.
- Maintain, develop, and maximise their communication skills.
- Undertake leisure activities like going to the cinema, to restaurants, or to do physical activities (gym, swimming, etc.)
- Go on holiday (within the UK and abroad)
- Study and attend college
- Undertake certain moving and handling activities, e.g., helping someone to get into bed, sometimes it may be necessary to use a hoist.
- Be mobile, aiding mobility and pushing standard or large specialist wheelchairs in their home and in the community.
- Develop money management skills
You will also need to work shifts on a rota basis, including early, late and weekends. Some services also have sleep ins (this involves sleeping at the service as part of the rota). Due to the size of many services, there may also be some lone working. Additional duties may be required within your role when necessary.
Who we're looking for:
- You're an excellent communicator, some who listens with great patience and empathy.
- Coping with tricky situations won't phase you due to your resilient nature.
- You're passionate about helping people reach their goals.
- Most importantly, you share our strong commitment to the inclusion of people with learning disabilities and other support needs in society, you believe in equality for all.