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Domiciliary Care and Community Support Worker, Pembrokeshire

Part Time
Job Sector:
Nursing / Social Care
West Wales
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 Staff
Salary: £8.79 per hour (plus additional payments for unsocial hours: between 22:00 and 08:00 26% on hourly rate; weekends (48 hours) 8.5% on hourly rate; Bank Holidays 33% on hourly rate [only one of these enhancements is paid per any hour], Sleep-ins £30.96 per night
Period of Notice: 1 week during probation; 4 weeks thereafter
Probationary Period: 6 Months but can be extended if needed
Based at: County of Pembrokeshire
Responsible to: Housing Practice Leader, Pembrokeshire
Community Practice Leader, Pembrokeshire
Main Relationships Internal: Hafal staff, Hafal members, Carers, Occupants/ service users
Main Relationships External: Hafal Staff, Hafal Members, Occupants, Services Users, carers, Pembrokeshire County Council, Pembrokeshire Supporting People Team, Social Services, CMHT’, Hywel Dda Local Health Board, ‘ateb’ Housing Association, CIW, Community Agencies

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 in Pembrokeshire, 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:

Pembrokeshire services have been developed in partnership with Hywel Dda, Pembrokeshire Supporting People and Pembrokeshire County Council. Hafal Pembrokeshire 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, supported accommodation, group work, and/or 1:1 floating support working out in the community and in people’s homes.

Supported Accommodation – projects include a 24 hour shared supported accommodation to six occupants who are diagnosed as experiencing a serious mental illness and have been assessed as needing high levels of support to help with their recovery. The service will be staffed 7 days a week, 24 hours per day with on-site waking nights, sleep-in cover. 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.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Supporting and assisting occupants 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

  • 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 a shift pattern (mornings, afternoons, waking nights and sleep-ins)

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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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