Social Care Practitioner

Careworkers & Health

26/09/2020

Social Care Practitioner

Social Care Practitioner.

Social Care Practitioner You will join us as a Social Care Practitioner to support adults with visual impairment and learning disabilities and/or complex needs, who also have a wide range of care needs, in furthering their independence and social inclusion in the community. Social Care Practitioner Responsibilities: - Support the customer to maximise their abilities and opportunities, considering the nature, impact, and consequences of their sight loss and learning disability/complex needs. - Safely support the customer with moving and assisting tasks using equipment such as hoists and wheelchairs as an integral part of the post. - Safely administer medication and emergency medication as and when required in accordance with RNIB policy and procedures and individual guidelines provided. - Support individuals to meet their personally identified outcomes. These outcomes will include skills development such as physical activities, shopping, budgeting and limited domestic duties, e.g., laundry, making light snacks, meals, and hot/cold drinks etc. - Ensure the development of good links with the local community and its resources, with a view to customers being able to participate in community life. This includes providing support within a building base and Outreach service and accessing public transportation and community facilities where possible. Social Care Practitioner Requirements: - Demonstrate an awareness and understanding of how to support the physical, social and emotional needs, of adults with visual impairment, learning disability and/or complex needs. - Ability to undertake a range of activities which support customers with personal care, moving and handling, medication and meal support, as required in a safe and responsible manner. - Demonstrate an awareness of issues affecting vulnerable adults. - Must be aged 21 or over and a driver. If you hold a driving licence you can use a car you have access to. If using your own car, a fu...

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