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Community Support Worker

Working as a Community Support Worker

Are you looking for a job that can make a genuine and positive difference to people’s lives by empowering them to reach their full potential? Are you willing to meet new challenges to gain a great feeling of accomplishment when you witness a person growing in independence? Then becoming a Community Support Worker at Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) could be the rewarding career path you’ve been searching for.

A Community Support Worker helps vulnerable people to live happy and independent lives, so it really is one of the most fulfilling and rewarding jobs you can do. You don’t always need lots of previous experience or qualifications, and there are lots of opportunities to train on the job and learn new skills.

The type of care you provide will be tailored to the needs of the individual. It is an incredibly varied and rewarding role as you will be helping vulnerable people to improve their quality of life and achieve their goals.

 

What does the role of a Community Support Worker at MPFT entail?

A Community Support Worker visits people in their own homes, to help them live their lives as independently as possible, and ensure they are safe and healthy. Typical duties include:

  • Supporting and encouraging people to manage their own domestic responsibilities
  • Assisting with personal care
  • Ensuring patients are eating and drinking well
  • Maintaining accurate records and reports
  • Supporting people to access community facilities
  • Assisting with financial responsibilities
  • Meeting social, emotional and intellectual needs
  • Providing support to take and monitor medications
  • Communicating with relatives, friends and other health professionals
  • Helping with everyday tasks such as paying bills and attending appointments

Applying for a Community Support Worker role at MPFT

Previous experience is not always necessary as training is often provided. The qualities needed to be a Community Support Worker include honesty, reliability, trustworthiness, flexibility, commitment and good communication skills. It’s also useful if you hold a driving licence.

 

Key skills and other requirements for this role:

  • Patience and understanding
  • A desire to make a real difference to the lives of people in need
  • At least three months’ experience of caring professionally, or for a loved one, in the UK
  • Being comfortable with assisting patients with limited mobility
  • A valid Moving and Handling certificate
  • The right to work in the UK
  • Being confident in administering medication, providing support with epilepsy, cerebral palsy and a shunt in situ

Flexible shifts enable you to achieve a work-life balance that’s right for you

Medacs Healthcare is looking for individuals to work as Community Support Workers at MPFT. There are a variety of temporary, flexible shifts available both during the week and at weekends to enable you to fit work around your other commitments.

 

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