challenging place to work
support worker (Current Employee) – Oaklands,Hexham – February 1, 2013
The unit is for adults with learning difficulties,mental and major behavior problems. The wide range of residents can make it difficult to provide activities for all to enjoy, and most of the time they do not want to join in.My main duties on a typical day is to provide support and help for personal hygiene and daily tasks.Which ranges from people who are totally incapable of doing any thing for them selves ,to helping dry hair and put make up on.
there are other duties eg laundry,activity planners, 1-1 time.Keeping the status quo can be very difficult and a lot of patience and understanding is needed.
meals provided, more days off as working 13 hr shifts