Support Workers play a huge part people’s daily lives by providing support to those with physical disabilities and mental health needs. Learn more about the role Support Workers play in the Healthcare sector and what you need to become a Learning Disability Support Worker.
The role of a Learning Disability Support Worker
The daily role of a support worker depends on the needs of the individual. In terms of working within healthcare, it would mainly focus on supporting adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. Discovering the things that people with a learning disability enjoy and building relationships with them is an integral part of the role.
A support worker can be placed in various settings. Learning Disability Support Worker roles include working in health and social care settings such as supported living services specific to those with learning disabilities.
Why become a Learning Disability Support Worker?
By understanding patients’ needs, seeing challenges through their eyes, and helping them find ways to overcome those challenges makes Learning Disability Support Work an incredibly rewarding profession.
Experience as a Learning Disability Support Worker will also be particularly lucrative for those studying Psychology degrees and wanting to work within Learning Disabilities.
How to Become a Learning Disability Support Worker?
We currently have Band 3 and Band 5 Learning Disability Worker roles available in Greater Belfast area. To meet the criteria, you must have:
- NISCC Registration
- A minimum of 1 years’ experience within learning disability setting
- A full understanding of the issues involved in supporting an individual with a learning disability
- CPI Approved Safety Intervention Training (MAPA Training)
- Psychology degree is preferred but not essential
We now have an in-house trainer, which our candidates can use to complete CPI Approved Safety Intervention Training! If you are interested in learning more about the Learning Disability Support Worker roles we have available, check them out on Indeed or contact Holly Brennan directly at Holly.Brennan@directmedics.com