RASP Support Worker - #459788

Bryson Charitable Group

Date: Jun 23, 2022
City: Belfast
Salary: £11 / hour
Contract type: Part time
Work schedule: Full day
Bryson Charitable Group


Job Title: Rapid Active Support Project (RASP)-Support Worker

Location: Belfast

Responsible To: Registered Manager-Rapid Active Support Project


The methodology underpinning RASP is based on the principles of Active Support and aims to promote independence and improvements in overall well- being. The purpose of this project will be to employ an enabling approach to support older people to regain the skills and confidence they may have lost as a result of poor health or as a consequence of having spent a period of time in hospital or residential care.


Fundamentally different from a standard domiciliary care service, the focus will be on helping older people “to do for themselves” in their own home rather than “doing to or on” them. It is envisaged that those assessed as being suitable for referral to the project, inclusive of people with simple and more complex needs, will have had their maximum independence restored within 2 – 6 weeks, however the person-centred nature of the project will accommodate a shorter or, in consultation with the Trust, an extended period of support. RASP will provide one-to-one and two-to-one staff support, dependent on identified need and be delivered over 7 days a week.

RASP will also work to prevent admissions to hospital where the clinical need can be managed at home.

Specific Responsibilities:

To prepare for the return home to include basic shopping, collecting

2. prescriptions and ensuring the home is sufficiently heated and comfortable.

To actively encourage and work with the person to restore the

3. confidence and skills they require for independent living in their own home, including, but not solely, working with the person on household tasks, kitchen practice, shopping, laundry, cleaning, preparation of meals and locating social activities.

4. To support the person to become familiar with and settle into their home environment and work with the person to promote independence in transfers, and indoor and outdoor mobility.

5. To work with the person and restore skills in looking after their own personal care.

6. To co-design, monitor and evaluate Person-Centred Active Support

Plans with people by establishing a baseline and identifying agreed goals, strategies and improved outcomes.

7. To assist / support service users to take medication in accordance with organisational policy.

8. To communicate with carers and family members to promote the ethos of active support and secure their assistance with planned programmes/activities to restore the independence of their family member.

9. To be aware of individual service user’s changing needs and to communicate these to the Project Manager and participate in individual review meetings and team meetings.

10. To communicate with Trust personnel, GP’s and other agencies as appropriate.

11. To participate in training as required.

12. To work flexibly on a rota basis to provide a person-centred service from

7am and 11pm and participate in weekend rotas.

13. Complete relevant paperwork at initial visit and maintain all records as required, particularly individual Active Support Plans and associated
Review/Progress Reports.

14. To participate in induction and all essential and desirable training required by the role.

15. To participate in supervision with line manager.

16. To work effectively as part of a team.

17 To follow all Organisational Policies & Procedures and maintain agreed


18. To work within the Vision, Mission & Values of the Organisation in all aspects of the job and be able to demonstrate these in the course of daily work.

19. To carry out any other relevant duties which may be allocated from time to time


Length of Contract: Temporary-12 months in the first instance – with the opportunity of extension.

Salary: £11.20 per hour with 32p mileage

Hours: Monday – Sunday

Various Contract available.
(To include days, evenings & weekends up to 11pm)

Holidays: Statutory: pro-rata

Probationary Period: 6 Months

Notice: 1 Month


RASP - Support Worker

Criteria Essential Desirable Shortlisting

Experience At least 1 years paid experience in a caring role

Qualifications / GCSE (or equivalent) √ √
Education / standard of education

Relevant qualification e.g.

QCF Diploma in Health and

Social Care, Level 2/3 or equivalent OR willing to complete within 12 months of commencement in post

Skills & Ability to communicate
Aptitudes effectively both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal Open, honest and trustworthy

Flexible approach to working

Circumstances Access to transport in order to carry out the duties of the post

Vision, Mission Candidates must be able to
& Values respect the vision, mission and work within the values of
Bryson Charitable Group

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

Salary: £11.20 per hour


  • 10 hour shift

  • 8 hour shift

  • Day shift

  • Night shift

Reference ID: C/RASP/B/209

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