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Job title
Personal Health and Well-being Practitioner
Work location
Bermondsey, London
Salary
£13, 719 per annum (Pro-rated)
Contract
Permanent
Hours per week
22.5
Shift pattern
7.5 hour shifts over 3 days per week - Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis (to include bank holidays)
Closing date
31 January 2022 - closed

Job overview

Recruitment closed

Do you have a genuine passion and felt purpose to help people? Would you say that you believe everyone deserves a second chance regardless of their past circumstances? Would you like to be part of an organisation that supports, cares and empowers these individuals?

If you have said yes to all the above, then this could be the perfect role for you!

An exciting part-time opportunity has arisen for a motivated and proactive Personal Health and Well-being Practitioner to join our Aspinden Care Home based in Bermondsey, London to provide a responsive and enabling service for people with complex needs, by offering practical-based support for people with substance misuse issues and mental ill health.

Aspinden Care Home is a CQC registered home that provides personal care and support, specialising in supporting people with complex needs including: Alcohol Misuse, Challenging Behaviour, Mental Health and Physical Disability.

Our Health and Well-being Practitioners are responsible for planning and participating in meaningful activities with service users to promote their health and well-being, engagement levels and helping them to live happier, healthier lives. From developing personal care plans to being involved in both the personal and physical care needs, you will ensure the service offered promotes the rights of individual services users and provides support in a way which preserves the dignity, choice, privacy, independence, fulfilment and personal goals of the services user and his/her significant others.

To succeed in this role, you will need to be attentive and compassionate, while being able to work proactively with challenging behaviour. You will posses great communication and engagement skills, while being sensitive towards the needs of our service users and be someone who shares our values and commitment to achieving positive outcomes.

This is a part-time role offering 22.5 hours per week over three 7.5 hour shifts to be split across Monday to Sunday on a weekly rota basis.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop Personal Care Plans, Recovery Star Plans and Risk Assessments for service users.
  • Provide person centred practical and emotional support, and practical therapeutic interventions for service users.
  • Enable service users by assisting them with daily living tasks such as preparing meals, doing laundry, undertaking household tasks, personal hygiene etc.and undertake these tasks on behalf of Individuals as required.
  • Recognise changes in health and well-being that have an impact on service users care, working closely with the Nurse to ensure a swift response.
  • Provide life skills training and support.
  • Encourage service users to make choices about their care and support and ensure that these are communicated to Recovery coordinators, care managers and others involved in the care of the service users.
  • Support service users to engage socially with others both externally and within the service, with carers and significant others and with professionals.

Experience Required:

  • NVQ/QCF or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of providing responsive personal care and support to individuals with complex needs.
  • Experience of monitoring/supporting service users taking medication.
  • Experience of recovery focused service provision both in substance misuse and mental health.
  • Knowledge and understanding of creating and implementing personal care plans, risk assessments and recovery star plans. Encouraging service users to minimise risk to self and other.
  • Knowledge and ability to supporting individuals to take part in daily living activities and tasks within the centre and community.
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