When working in Gloucester Support Worker Jobs it is vital that the individual has good communication skills. The caseload of a support worker can be very varied, and the support that they give to each client will be unique to their needs. One area that will remain constant though, is the need to communicate with their clients effectively and with respect and dignity.
In cases where the individual being supported has dementia, a learning difficulty or are recovering from a stroke, the support worker will need to speak clearly, slowly and may need to use other communication methods. This could include using pictures or even varieties of sign language.
The best way to ensure that support workers are communicating in the right way for each of their clients is for a thorough assessment of the needs of the individual to be undertaken. This can then be shared with the support worker, and they will be able to look at the most effective communication methods to use.
It is also important to think about body language and what this can convey to others. When working with a large caseload, support workers can often be hurrying from one client to another, but it is essential that this sense of urgency is not portrayed to their clients. It may simply mean taking a deep breath before entering their home so as to be fully present with them.