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Paul Dawson

Paul Dawson

Support Worker

National Autistic Society

Brighton

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National Autistic Society

Support Worker

Supporting adults with Autism and Asperger's syndrome.

* Providing support with personal care to service users within an eight bedded residential unit. Assisting with day to day tasks such as cooking, cleaning and personal hygiene. Using the company vehicles provided to transport the residents to appointments, days out and holidays, both in groups and on a one to one basis depending on the level of care required.
* Administering individuals medications in accordance with the homes policies and procedures.
* Building strong, individual relationships with all residents in order to gain trust and security.
* The main goals being to provide the skills to encourage the residents to eventually live independently and access facilities within the community, ensuring a safe and secure environment. Assessing individual needs using a person centred approach. Recognising behavioural changes in an effort to understand any underlying issues that may not be apparent.
* Liaising with co workers and managers over issues that may have arisen during the previous shift to ensure a smooth handover. Reporting and documenting accidents and incidents within the strict policies and procedures set out within the companies guidelines and CQC.
* Covering a variety of shifts including days, working nights, weekends and sleep overs in order to fulfil the needs of both the service user and the company and provide flexibility.
* Adhering to the company Health and Safety policy and resident confidentiality at all times.

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Milewood Healthcare

Support Worker

Supported adults with learning difficulties / challenging behaviour assisting with daily living skills.

* Providing support for six adults within a large communal house, both in Hull and York. Aiding in some aspects of personal care to those who required it.
* Ensuring the residents gain the skills and confidence to access the community.
* Use of the company car to transport residents to appointments, days out and comfort breaks.
* Working on a rota system consisting of days, nights, weekends and sleep overs. Covering holidays and sickness when required to maintain a complete service for the residents and companies needs. The role on occasion required the ability to take on the role of shift leader involving key holding and administering medications.
* Adhering to all company policies relating to Health, Safety and security.

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Hull Trinity House

Agincare (agency)

Support Worker

Providing care to people in their own homes.
Help with daily routines including assisting to wash, dress, prepare meals and administering medications.
The clients I provided care for varied in age from 46 to mid 90's.
I used my own transport to get around Brighton to do my calls.
My clients were regular, I cared for the same people every day and built a good rapport with each person.