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Bank Domiciliary Care and Community Support Worker, Ceredigion

Part Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
West Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
Salary description:
£8.79 per hour
Start Date:
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Hafal’s Internal Job Title for this post is Recovery Practitioner (1)
Hours: Bank
Salary: £8.79 per hour
Based at: Aberystwyth. Work across the County of Ceredigion
Responsible to: Ceredigion Practice Leaders
Main Relationships Internal: Hafal staff, Hafal members and occupants
Main Relationships External: Service Users, Carers, Social Services, Supporting People Team, CMHTs, Hywel Dda University Health Board, CIW (previously CSSIW), Community Agencies Housing (and support) providers, private landlords, utility providers.

Job Purpose:

Under the direction of the Hafal Practice Leaders, work as part of team or lone working to support and improve the lives of people with serious mental illness. By contributing to the delivery of Hafal’s Registered Services, Carers service and clubs in line with our commitment to principles of empowerment, self-management and recovery and ensuring compliance with internal and external quality standards inspection and regulation (including CIW).

About this job:

This service has been developed in partnership with Hywel Dda and Ceredigion Supporting People and Ceredigion County Council. Hafal Ceredigion provides a range of services to adults and Carers of those who are experiencing a mental illness. The support can be in line with independent living domiciliary care, group work and activities or 1:1 floating support working out in the community and in people’s homes. The service also supports Carers through one to one support, and, through providing respite breaks by supporting the cared-for.

The aim of the staff team, therefore, will be to encourage and enable clients to reach a greater level of independence over a reasonable period of time, and then to facilitate their move on to more independent living in the community.

Working to a shift pattern which will include mornings, afternoons, waking nights and sleep-ins / weekends.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Providing services on a one-to-one casework basis.
Providing services on a group basis.
Assisting the client in identifying a suitable home, managing their tenancy agreement and their discharge from hospital.
Receiving and dealing with referrals from other agencies e.g. acute services.
Identifying and meeting the housing and related support needs of individuals prior to hospital admission, during their stay in hospital and post discharge from hospital for a time limited period in accordance with their support/care plan

Supporting and assisting clients with the following:

  • Feeling secure within their home
  • Increasing independent living skills
  • Use appliances safely, undertaking routine and minor domestic repairs, and maintaining reasonable domestic standards
  • Personal finance, budgeting, and accessing benefits
  • Mental and physical healthcare
  • Self management of medication
  • Attending appointments
  • Visitors and their access to individual’s property
  • Building and maintaining relationships with neighbours, families, friends, professionals
  • Developing skills and interests
  • Pursuing training/educational/employment goals and aspirations
  • Pursuing leisure/recreational goals and interests
  • Developing links with the local community-based resources and opportunities
  • Signposting, joint work and referral on to other specialist agencies, intervening in crisis situation
  • Recognition of and coping strategies in respect of risk, triggers and avoiding relapse
  • housing move-on planning and arrangements from the housing project (resettlement activities)
  • Promoting recovery
  • Providing support to Carers.
  • Attending training courses and other as required
  • Maintaining records and statistics required to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the service
  • Carrying out all reasonable tasks commensurate with the post as directed by line manager
  • Implementing the Hafal Equal Opportunities Policy and all other Hafal policies and procedures
  • Working in accordance with Hafal’s Recovery Programme
  • Working to an agreed rota as part of individual’s care packages / care plans.
  • Must adhere to organisations Health and Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Working to a shift pattern which will include mornings, afternoons, waking nights and sleep-ins / weekends.

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Company Description

Hafal empowers people with serious mental illness and their families to achieve a better quality of life, to fulfil their ambitions for recovery, to fight discrimination, and to enjoy equal access to health and social care, housing, income, education and employment. Hafal (meaning “equal”) operates over 60 projects across Wales including supported housing, employment, and other community-based services.

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