Social Care

Care and Support Worker

Job description

Job purpose:

You will provide care and/or support for an individual or group of individuals in a person centred way to ensure their well-being and appropriate development in response to an assessment of their needs.  This may be undertaken in a range of settings (e.g. a residential home, a resource or day centre, in the service user’s own home and/or local community). You will work in ways which are consistent with the key aims of maintaining dignity and respecting human rights, as well as maximising the independence and potential of individual people to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Recognise the abilities and talents of individuals and enable their social, spiritual, recreational, educational and entertainment needs to be met.
  • Support people to maximise their independence, and maintain their well-being in a person centred way.
  • Ensure that dietary needs and choice are met.
  • Undertake key worker role for one or more individual people as agreed with Team Manager.
  • Communicate effectively with range of staff and clients including carers, families and friends.
  • Enable people either to advocate for themselves or access advocacy schemes as necessary.
  • Contribute to the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and alert an appropriate person where potential abuse is identified.
  • Maintain accurate, up to date, written and other personal records.


  • Commitment to gain relevant NVQ or QCF Level 2 if not already achieved.
  • Basic awareness of the role social care can play in peoples ’lives.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how Equality & Diversity, Dignity & Respect, and Human Rights will apply to this role.
  • Previous work or other experience to demonstrate and evidence an ability and understanding of supporting vulnerable people and working within social care values.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work within a risk assessment and Health & Safety framework.
  • Ability to travel (for community based work only).
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends where required.
  • Ability to use creative solutions that enable people to maximise their independence including assistive technologies.
  • Enhanced DBS dated within the last 12 months - on the update service? You could be fast tracked through our recruitment process today.

Working with Archer Resourcing Ltd:

We have been helping all health care professionals find exciting new roles for a number of years, so we know exactly where to look when it comes to sourcing the best opportunities. We operate across the UK, and, with amazing relationships with the biggest employers in UK social care, we give you the best chance of landing your next role.

We have a reputation for recruiting efficiently, however, we can only respond to candidates who meet the exact requirements of the position. If you have any queries about a role or application, then please call Archer direct on the provided contact details.

We also offer a £250 referral bonus should you know of anyone who may be interested.

Due the high demand of CV's received we are unable to respond to all applications. However, we may hold your CV on file and contact you for future suitable roles.

Must be eligible to work in the U.K

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