Our Support Workers help individuals to live their lives as independently as possible.
At Kare Plus it is our key philosophy and mantra; we believe that everyone should be empowered to live their lives as they desire; this may include the right to remain living in your own home or the right to live your life in a fulfilling way that you choose. Whatever a customer’s needs are, we believe that by providing the right support and assistance can enable people to do so in a comfortable, safe and secure way.
A Support Workers duties vary depending on the needs and wishes of the individuals and their families. They offer support for the individual’s overall comfort, wellbeing and help people who need care and support to live as independently as possible.
Duties can include:
- assisting, encouraging and enabling
- washing and dressing
- assisting customers with food and refreshment
- bed making
- providing interest and activities to stimulate and engage the customer
- monitoring individuals’ health condition, including taking temperature, pulse, respiration and weight
- contributing to record keeping.
Support workers can work in a residential care home, domiciliary care, or out in the community. Their work is defined by an individualised care plan, which is often developed by the care manager and other key individuals such as family members, Social Workers, GP’s or Allied Health professionals (AHPS), to meet the assessed needs of the person who needs care or support.
There are no specific minimum qualifications for this job, although candidates must exhibit potential qualities to carry out the job effectively, undergo a criminal records check (DBS) and industry standard induction training. Training will also be given on the job in food hygiene, health and safety, and manual handling.