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Support Worker

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Reading, UK

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

A Support Worker plays a crucial role in providing assistance and care to individuals who may require support due to physical disabilities, mental health conditions, learning disabilities, or other specific needs.

Job Title: Support Worker

Job Summary: A Support Worker assists individuals with various support needs to lead a more independent and fulfilling life. They provide emotional, practical, and personal support to promote the well-being and quality of life of their clients.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Client Support:

    • Assist clients with daily living activities such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and meal preparation.

    • Provide emotional support and companionship.

    • Help clients with mobility and transportation, as needed.

    • Administer medication according to prescribed schedules (if trained and authorized).

  2. Assessment and Planning:

    • Conduct assessments of clients' needs, strengths, and goals.

    • Develop individualized care plans in collaboration with supervisors and healthcare professionals.

    • Monitor progress and adjust care plans as necessary.

  3. Documentation:

    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of client interactions, care provided, and any significant changes in their condition.

    • Complete incident reports as required.

  4. Safety and Well-being:

    • Ensure a safe and clean environment for clients.

    • Recognize and respond to any signs of distress or crisis, providing appropriate support.

    • Implement safety protocols and emergency procedures as needed.

  5. Communication:

    • Communicate effectively with clients, their families, and healthcare professionals.

    • Report any concerns or issues to supervisors and participate in team meetings.

  6. Skill Development:

    • Assist clients in acquiring and maintaining life skills, such as cooking, budgeting, and social interaction.

    • Support clients in accessing education, training, or employment opportunities.


  1. Education and Training:

    • High school diploma or equivalent (may require additional qualifications depending on the specific role).

    • Completion of relevant training or certification programs in caregiving, healthcare, or social work is often preferred.

  2. Experience:

    • Previous experience as a Support Worker, caregiver, or similar role is beneficial.

    • Experience working with individuals with disabilities or mental health challenges is an advantage.

  3. Skills and Abilities:

    • Compassion, patience, and empathy.

    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

    • Basic medical and first-aid knowledge (CPR certification may be required).

    • Good organizational and time-management skills.

    • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the changing needs of clients.

  4. Background Checks:

    • Criminal background check and other relevant clearances may be required.

  5. Driving License:

    • A valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle (if transportation of clients is part of the job).

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