Support Worker Jobs Search and Information
Support Workers typically work with individuals with a learning disability, challenging behaviour or mental health requirement. Rather than ´caring´ for a client, Support Worker jobs encourage people to help themselves by developing the skills to do so.
Finding Support Worker Jobs Jobs is easy at Careworx. Simply type ‘Support Worker’ into the search bar and add your location. You can also view our Support Worker Jobs Directory.
Overview of the Support Worker Jobs Role
Support Workers are extremely important to their clients. The work is often highly rewarding and you have the opportunity to make a real difference to people´s lives. By developing daily living skills and involving clients in their communities, Support Worker Jobs can help people gain their independence.
Support Workers help people to live as normal and fulfilling a life as possible. This can involve anything that the client wishes to do with their day. This could include a supermarket, pub or cinema trip, to staying at home and watching films or cooking a meal. At other times Support Worker Jobs could be helping clients with household money management. Arranging and attending appointments. Writing letters or shopping lists. Help with gaining benefits. Or teaching a client to use an iron or a washing machine.
Often working on a one to one basis, Support Workers will often need to discuss, advise and offer guidance on any issue. It is therefore important to respect the wishes of a client and not to govern their lives by your own views. Motivating somebody to tidy their bedroom because it is messy, is very different from deciding what a person should or shouldn’t buy or wear. For example, if a client has long hair and wants to shave it off. Under new mental health laws you can offer your opinion and discuss the consequences of their actions. However, in Support Worker Jobs you cannot stop them from actually doing it. Especially if they can reasonably make that choice for themselves. This also includes personal issues of sexual preferences, or drinking and smoking.
Support Work Careers
Support Worker Jobs are found in a range of settings. You may prefer to work with an individual in their own home, which can include live in care, or become part of a team at a supported living residential care home. Whatever your choice the roles are rewarding. There are also many chances to develop. You can quickly gain Senior Support Worker Jobs and work toward Deputy Manager posts through ongoing training and work based NVQ’s. Once you begin the path to management there are numerous options for a Care Manager.
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