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Support Worker Perthyn
Location: All Wales
Full Time

About us

Perthyn is a well-established charity that provides care and support to over 225 adults with learning difficulties across Wales and England. Working with nine different Local Authorities, Perthyn (a Welsh word for Belonging) is a large not-for-profit social care provider.

It is our goal to empower the people we support to live the best lives they can. We do this through collaboration, continuous improvement and a dedication to providing the best care possible.

About the role and the service

We are recruiting support workers to join our existing team supporting four young people with a learning disability who share a well-adapted large bungalow in the Loughor area of Swansea.

The three young men and one lady that you will be supporting are all under 30 and have a zest for life despite their disabilities and enjoy numerous activities such as trampolining, water sports, hydrotherapy, football, rugby, horses and sensory activities.

They are keen to learn new skills and their support team need to show enthusiasm and commitment in helping them to take a much more active part in running their home.

Job responsibilities

Provide personal care, and support someone to do this for themselves.
Support with medication and nutrition via a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) and Gastro- jejunostomy (JEJ)
Complex epilepsy support including the administration of rescue medications
Complex physical disabilities that require specific support in using specialist equipment to keep mobile and active, physiotherapy etc.
Teach new life skills and support with cooking, cleaning, domestic duties and hobbies.
Work in a person centred way to ensure the individuals receive bespoke and engaging care
Accompany the individuals to medical appointment and support them in understanding what is being said.
Help the individuals be part of there local community whilst promoting the equal treatment and inclusion of people with learning disabilities in society.
Be able to deal with challenging situations.
Communicate regularly with external professionals involved in people’s health and wellbeing including regular appointments and Multi-Disciplinary Team meetings.
Job requirements

An understanding of learning disabilities and complex needs.
Be flexible to work early shifts, late shifts, some weekends, wake nights and sleep ins.
A positive outlook on life with a dedication to help people with learning disabilities be part of their community.
Be able to work within a small team and lone work on occasion.
Understand how autism and a change of routine can adversely affect someone and how to support them through this.
One of the people we support’s first language is Welsh so the ability to speak Welsh is desirable.
All four people supported have their own cars so being a driver is desirable.
What we can offer you

Rotas done 4 weeks in advance so you can have a work life balance.
Fully funded training and enhanced DBS.
Funded QCF level qualifications so you can progress and achieve your career goals
A well established and supportive management team that will help you be the best support worker you can be.
£250 refer a friend bonus scheme.
£55 sleep in payment for each sleep in you do.
Enhanced maternity pay and sick pay.
Cycle to work scheme
Employee assistance program.

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