Working as a support worker can see you helping out people who may have a number of difficulties or disabilities. These could b e conditions that have been acquired over time or ones that were acquired before or during birth. Support workers can help people with everything from daily activities like getting washed and dressed as well as other activities like shopping and attending classes and social activities.
There are a number of different training that support workers will need to undertake and here just a couple of them for you to have a look through.
First aid – it is incredibly important that support workers have undertaken first aid training so they can support any of their individuals that might have a medical incident. The type of first aid training that is undertaken will depend on the kinds of individuals that are being looked after and their needs.
Safe handling of medication – if giving people medication it is important that courses are undertaken to ensure that this is carried out safely and effectively. Go to Tidal Training to see what courses are available. There are a number of different medications that may need to be administered such as tablets and injections and each of these need to be handled correctly and a recording of the medicines administered being taken.
Safeguarding – when working with children, young people and vulnerable adults it is compulsory to undertake safeguarding training. Again the type and level of training needed will depend on the individuals being cared for.