Senior Care Support Worker


Location: York

Salary: £19,266

Job Type: 12 Month contract

Hours: 38 hours per week


What will you be doing as a Senior Care Support Worker

  • Supporting the service manager and field care supervisor with assessing, reviewing and risk assessing both new and current client needs ensuring they are met to a high standard to improving carers and the people they care for quality of life whilst adhering to current regulations and guidelines.
  • Working within the community of York City and surrounding areas providing Health and Social Care Support to clients and their carers via short breaks/respite at home.
  • The post holder will provide a respite service to improve the quality of life for carers by providing timely breaks for carers, preventing carer breakdown, ensure that carers are supported to remain in their caring role, and prevent unnecessary referrals to health and social care services by assessing and risk assessing both new and current clients to ensure their needs are met and safe practice is followed.
  • To conduct assessments and risk assessments for new services.
  • When required, to carry out reviews for existing services and update support plans accordingly.
  • To undertake the tasks specified in the support plan, including support with personal care and mobility.
  • To maintain accurate records as directed by the service manager and carry out administrative tasks as required.
  • To participate in supervision, appraisal and training sessions to ensure that standards are maintained.
  • Any other tasks deemed reasonable within the boundaries of the role.


What we are looking for in our Senior Care Support Worker:

  • Ability to display empathy and warmth
  • Ability to listen effectively to the wishes of patients
  • Able to make best interest decisions
  • A practical approach when managing tasks and time
  • An understanding of person centered care
  • To be able to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues and providing a flexible service.
  • To respect the personal choice of lifestyles of colleagues, carers and people with care needs, ensuring that equal opportunities principles are applied at all times
  • Access to own transport is essential for this role
  • TuVida are committed to the safeguarding of our staff and clients. All positions will be subject to an enhanced DBS and satisfactory references

Why work for TuVida?

We place a high priority on working with staff to recognise their skills and increase their professionalism - including, very importantly, their sense of their own value.

Although they often work alone, staff are never unsupported. They are members of teams who take part in development programmes and can expect focused support and encouragement from their managers.

There's lots of scope here for hard-working, ambitious people who care - we are a well-established and growing charity, with national and local presence.

  • A fully paid DBS check
  • Paid mileage 35p per mile
  • Paid Holiday pro rata
  • Statuary sick pay
  • Company pension after 3 months
  • Mandatory and enhancement training
  • Access to your own online roster
  • A role that offers further career opportunities and qualifications (Diplomas)
  • Work mobile phone, equipped with work email
  • Employee assistance programme which gives advice and support with work or personal issues

To apply for this role please send your cv to Amie Blake - Recruitment Manager at [email protected]