More About Complex Needs Jobs?
When you’re looking for temporary shifts and career opportunities in social care, complex needs can sound, well, complicated! However, once you understand what this type of job involves, it should become a little clearer.
Complex needs mean that the service user needs ongoing support with their health and wellbeing. They usually are coping with at least two current illnesses, disabilities or conditions, and so ‘complex’ simply means long-term continuous care looking after many factors.
If you choose to work in complex needs, you will usually find yourself working more closely with a smaller number of people – or one service user – rather than having less frequent work with more.
How are complex needs jobs different?
The most crucial factors for service users needing complex care (and, of course, their families!) are:
- Tailored support – carers who know their patient, understand their conditions and can provide specific help created alongside a thorough knowledge of their treatments and conditions.
- Holistic healthcare – this means providing assistance with every aspect of a service users life and making sure their emotional and wellbeing needs are just as important as physical and practical care.
- Flexible help – everybody is different, and every service user will have changes in their care requirements over time. Great complex needs care can adapt and be flexible, so if your service user suddenly decides they want to do something differently, their support and project workers are unphased!
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