As a support worker, there’s no such a thing as a typical day – every day is interesting and varied. From providing personal care or emotional support to residential care services, to supporting someone with housework or to meet up with their friend for coffee – you will be providing support that makes a real difference to people’s lives.
There will be some important admin to do as well, such as dispensing and recording medicines for the people you support.
Skills and personal qualities Whatever your day includes, as a support worker you’ll need to be patient, caring and a great communicator. You’ll also need to work well as part of a team and be happy speaking to other healthcare professionals and family members of the person you’re supporting. Hours of working As a support worker, you’ll need to be flexible when it comes to the hours you work and you could be needed in the evenings, at weekends or overnight. It all depends what support the person needs.
Qualifications and experience An NVQ Level 2 in Health and Social Care (or a similar subject), MAPA & PBM training along with at least 6 months previous experience.
Benefits - Competitive pay rates - Refer a friend scheme* - Mileage allowance** - On call support
Alexander Chapel Healthcare is a specialist Healthcare Recruitment Agency, a provider of temporary, temp-perm contracts and interim staffing solutions exclusively into the Healthcare sector.