To provide an integrated package of housing related support & social care to customers in a geographically defined area by encouraging wellbeing and integration into the local community. RESPONSIBILITIES To support & enable customers to be independent whilst promoting dignity and choice. To deliver housing related support, social and personal care utilising a person centred approach to enable customers to maximise their independence. To support customers when taking medication as specified in the support plan and ensure the maintenance of all necessary records are up to date and accurate. To support individuals to undertake practical, domestic and budgeting tasks to maintain their tenancy and promote independence as identified in their support plan, e.g. shopping, cleaning, payment of bills, home security etc. To contribute and utilise support plans and person centred risk assessments to promote independence in a safe environment. To take an active role and involve customers in the ongoing service development of Learning Disability Services and facilitate advocacy. To support individuals to liaise with housing providers where necessary. To promote wellbeing and safeguard adults from abuse and ensure all safeguarding concerns are reported to line management. To respect the confidential nature of the work and ensure that customers and carers are aware of the Aspires policies relating to the customers access to files and to work within the appropriate information sharing protocol. To promote the use of leisure and educational facilities and employment and volunteering activities in the local community. To facilitate customers on outings, trips and holidays. To attend and participate in meetings, training and supervision as required. To work flexibly as part of a team. To accurately complete all necessary documentation, records and reports as necessary and determined by Aspires procedures. Adherence to the Skills For Care Code of conduct, Code of Practice, Aspire Code of Conduct on Confidentiality and the Date Protection Act 1998. To liaise and communicate with relatives, carers, neighbours, neighbourhood schemes, professionals and other agencies. To assist with basic training and induction of new starters. To actively respect and take into account all cultural, religious, personal and social needs. To carry out sleep-in duties as required. To undertake any other duties appropriate to the post. To participate in training and development activities (including reflective practice) as necessary to ensure up to date knowledge, skills and continuous professional development. To comply with the requirements of all Aspires policies, procedures and staff instructions, including responsibilities under the Health and Safety Policy and Procedures. To actively promote and support Aspires Policies on Equal Opportunities and to work in an anti-oppressive manner. RELATIONSHIPS The post holder will work as part of a team maintaining a close working relationship with staff, customers, carers, colleagues and professional agencies in partnership with the customer taking account of confidentiality, including data protection. PHYSICAL CONDITIONS The post holder will be community based providing the service within customers own homes and assisting the customer to access the wider community. Aspire operates a non-smoking policy; however the post holder will have to visit customer’s homes where other people may smoke. SOCIAL CONDITIONS The Service is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year. Standard hours are 37 per week worked on a flexible variable rota basis which includes weekends, evenings, sleep in duties (if required) and bank holiday working. Flexible ways of working will be required and an ability to accommodate different lifestyles, goals and aspirations of individual customers. PROSPECTS Promotion Whilst no guarantee can be given to subsequent promotion, there are currently a number of higher graded posts within Aspire which potentially provide the opportunity for career progression. Any subsequent vacancies will be filled in compliance with agreed Aspire procedures. Training Aspire has a positive commitment to the training and development of employees in all areas of its activities. Similarly employees are also expected to adopt a positive attitude to any training provided and also to their own personal development. QUALIFICATIONS It is essential that you hold QCF in Health and Social Care or its predecessor at Level 2. If you do not hold a relevant QCF you must be willing to undertake the QCF Level 2 within six months of commencement in this post. Employees working with people who have a learning disability will also need to hold or to complete The Induction in Supporting People with a Learning Disability within 12 weeks of commencement in the post. SPECIAL CONDITIONS This post is subject to a higher level check with the DBS. In discharging its social services function under the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970, Aspire is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975 ) and any applicant is obliged to disclose ALL convictions and cautions, no matter how long ago they occurred and regardless of whether the offences were committed as an adult or a juvenile. Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining employment; this will depend on the circumstances and background to any offence.