Job Title: Lead Worker – Learning Disability Community Wellbeing Service
Hourly Rate: £10.90 Per Hour
Employment Status: Permanent – Part Time and Full Time roles are available
Responsible To: Service Coordinator
Location: Recruiting Across Birmingham
Who We Look For
Are you a warm, personable, and highly motivated individual who can empower and support people with a learning disability?
Do you have passion for what you do, are a strong communicator and have good problem-solving skills?
Midland Mencap is looking to recruit Lead Workers to provide support to adults with learning disabilities in the Birmingham area.
We place a high value upon integrity, ethical standards, and a commitment to excellence.
If you have experience working with adults with a learning disability, that’s a bonus. But don’t be put off if not. We value transferable skills from other sectors and provide comprehensive training to all our staff.
What Does A Lead Worker Do?
Lead Workers are responsible for providing the appropriate support to an individual within their home environment and ensuring that they remain an active part of their local community.
You will support citizens to find and sustain their own home, receive the right benefits, maintain their wellbeing, and access employment, training and volunteering opportunities.
The ideal candidate will be able to work in a person-centred way, enabling individuals to exercise choice and control over their own lives to maximise their independence. With the support of a Coordinator, you’ll need to be able to work on your own initiative, be comfortable lone working and keep accurate digital records.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide support consistent with individual, person-centred, support plans & risk assessments.
• To identify and connect individuals to community facilities, local services and professionals.
• Uphold and promote rights, dignity, respect and choices.
• Assist and support citizens to develop independent living skills, including digital literacy.
• Assist citizens in maintaining relationships with family, friends and the local community.
• Assist and support citizens in managing their finances and maximising income.
• Support to overcome accessibility barriers, explaining information & using accessible formats.
• To support with access to GPs, dentists, opticians & hospitals, including Annual Health Checks.
• To support with maintaining emotional, physical, spiritual, cultural and psychological well-being.
• To record achievements and citizen outcomes, and where possible support with move on.
• Act in accordance with Midland Mencap’s Health and Safety & Equal Opportunities policy.
• To provide senior staff with any information that affects the well-being of citizens or service operation.
• To maintain accurate digital records consistent with the service and legal requirements.
• To use a work issued mobile device to ‘Check In/Out’ of support sessions.
• To provide face-to-face support wherever practical, supplemented by remote contact as required.
• To be willing to undertake training, complete the Care Certificate & attend regular supervision.