You can make a difference and help someone live the life they choose with dignity and respect
We don’t place limits on people and we believe that everyone is entitled to support which is tailored to their individual needs.
Our residential care homes provide high-quality care and support for people who may have learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, mental health concerns, physical health needs and behaviours that challenge.
You’ll join a dynamic and flexibly structured team, helping the people who live in our homes achieve positive outcomes that are unique to them.
Working closely with associated agencies and professionals, you’ll get to develop your skills and knowledge, whilst helping to facilitate choices and promote independence.
You’ll be encouraged to find solutions to challenges through creative thinking and you’ll be empowered to act on your ideas.
You’ll experience huge satisfaction knowing that you’ve helped individuals to communicate their wishes so they can live their life on their terms.
A Typical Day in Adult Residential
Everything we do is person-centred so your daily schedule truly depends on the individual you are supporting. For example, what you do first thing depends on how well the individual slept the night before and how they are feeling. We never make assumptions about how a resident feels, we always ask.
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We encourage individuals to be as involved as possible in their daily routine. Our residents choose how they begin their day, how to complete their personal hygiene tasks and then what clothes to wear. Communication is such an important part of our role – all choices are made using the individual’s preferred method. It’s our job to help facilitate those choices and make sure our residents have as much control as possible about their daily lives.
The schedule for the day is busy and varied. There’s lots of activities and outings. The residents who live at our service do have complex medical needs but this doesn’t stop them from living active and fulfilled lives.
Throughout the day we monitor the residents’ personal hygiene and are vigilant about their comfort and what they may need. After a day out we usually head back home in time for personal care needs to be met and any due medication to be given on time. We’re not fixed in our schedules, we always adjust plans if the resident is displaying signs that they are ready to head back.
It’s our aim that each day is different, always moulded to what the resident would like to do and, of course, to be fun!
Kiera Sikora, Lewis Martin Court, Support Worker
Training / Development
As well as providing stability and safety for the adults that use our residential services, it’s also our responsibility to help them develop vital life skills.
It’s our job to help the people we support develop their knowledge, and abilities, so that they can confidently lead a fulfilled and active life.
As a valued member of our team we’ll make sure you have all the knowledge and skills you need to do just that.
We’ll support you through a comprehensive workplace induction, as well as help you achieve the Care Certificate (English Services) – an agreed set of standards that define the knowledge, skills and behaviours expected for your role.
If you work in our Welsh Services then we’ll help you complete the All Wales Induction Framework.
Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes
To help you further develop your skills, knowledge, and confidence and help you take the next steps in your career, you can access our Workplace Apprenticeship Programmes.
We offer the following qualifications:
- Adult Care Worker Level 2
- Lead Adult Care Worker Level 3
- Care Leadership & Management Level 5
- Team Leading Level 2 & 3
Throughout all this, you’ll be supported by a workplace buddy and mentor so that you can ask questions along the way to help you get the most out of your training.
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People like Rob...
Rob Pretorius, 35, spent 20 years working as a chef before the coronavirus pandemic hit and cost him his job. When an advert for care work caught his eye, Rob wasn’t sure if he had what it took to make a difference in people’s lives. But after his first month in the job, he knew he’d found his true vocation.
I love engaging with the residents and making them happy. If I can get a smile from Nicky, who can’t communicate verbally, it makes my day. I love helping these guys to do small tasks that are so simple for me to do but mean the world to them. As a chef who has worked with people who speak different languages, I’ve had to find ways to establish basic communication with others, and that’s really helpful in this job.