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Carer Support Worker in Haywards Heath, West Sussex

Are you a Support Worker looking for a job in Haywards Heath? Our client, is looking for you! She is a 12-year old girl who lives in Hayward Heath, West Sussex, with her parents and siblings.

Shifts offered are both waking nights and day shifts. It’s important that you have some flexibility. We’d love to hear from you if you can offer day, night shifts, or both.

Contact us for an application pack as soon as possible if you’d like this Care Support Worker position. Send a covering letter when you return the application form and let us know your availability.

The general work pattern for a Support Worker with our client in Haywards Heath is :

Waking nights :

  • Sunday to Thursday from 21:00 to 09:00
  • Friday to Saturday from 19:30 to 07:30

After school :

  • Monday to Thursday from 15:30 to 21:00
  • Friday 15:30 to 19:30

Weekends and school holidays

  • Variable shifts depending on family activities.

OTHER SHIFTS MAY BE AVAILABLE, PLEASE CONTACT US TO DISCUSS.

Pay rates :

  • Day shifts – £13 p/h to £15 p/h
  • Night shifts – £14 p/h to £16 p/h

About our client

A 12-year old girl who has complex physical and learning disabilities.  She lives with her mum, dad and 2 younger siblings.  Our client is non-verbal with sensory impairments and complex physical needs, so full support is needed to undertake all activities of daily living. She is fed via a gastrostomy and uses a combination of facial expressions, symbols and some eye pointing to communicate, and is exploring Eyegaze.

She requires a high level of care both during the day and especially at night as she frequently wakes and has an unpredictable sleep pattern.  She uses CPAP to support her respiration at night and needs attention with regards to her gastrostomy and fluid intake.

Our client enjoys the company of happy, lively people with outgoing personalities. She enjoys playing with her siblings, has a fantastic sense of humour and loves joining in all activities integral to family life.  She enjoys being out in the community and therefore a full clean UK driving licence is essential.

About the job

As a support worker you will meet all our client’s care needs which include ensuring her comfort at all times, administering medication, preparing blended diet, implementing therapy plans as set out by her team of therapists, such as speech and language therapy, as well as providing personal care. Support workers / cares will be expected to keep accurate care records.

You will be comfortable working within the family home, as part of a large team of support workers. The team provide care 7 nights a week, after school hours, at weekends and during school holidays.

Her parents enjoy spending quality one-to-one time with our client so team members will support her siblings from time to time.

Some support workers will provide extensive support to the family whilst away on holidays within or outside the UK.

About you

We are looking for a *female support worker for this role in Haywards Heath. You will have a good sense of humour, be responsible, trustworthy, organised with a focus on excellent timekeeping and planning.

Essential :

  • Full clean UK driving licence
  • Passport for travel outside the UK
  • Able to carry out care and outdoor activities
  • Experience of working with children with complex needs
  • Excellent communication, social skills, patience and tolerance
  • Excellent spoken English in order to assist with speech and language therapy tasks.

Satisfactory references, right to work in the UK, and an Enhanced DBS certificate is a requirement for this role. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from working in this position.

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

 TO APPLY TO JOIN THE SUPPORT WORKER / CARE TEAM IN HAYWARDS HEATH, WEST SUSSEX, use the reference HM0818/AJS/01FOLLOW THIS LINK AND CONTACT US FOR AN APPLICATION PACK NOW.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Embrace HR Limited is not a recruitment agency. We are an HR company and recruit directly for our clients.  Visit our website for more information https://embracehr.co.uk/jobs/

No agencies please 

 

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CLOSED – Gloucester – carer / buddy

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB TO WORK AS A REHAB ASSISTANT / CARER / BUDDY?

Please contact us now and quote GL-CW2017.

This is a full-time position with a fixed term contract for one year, for a Rehab Assistant/ Carer / Buddy in Gloucester who has a cheerful and positive outlook, is proactive, reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.

 

Working Time

School Term : 30 hours per week (split shift): Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 9:30am / 3:30pm to 7:30 pm

School Holidays: 40 hours per week: Monday to Friday – times to be mutually agreed and flexibility required for these hours and additional hours when required.

Additional hours when accompanying family on holiday, for supervision and training

 

Pay

£11.00 per hour – Sunday to Friday 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

£13:00 per hour – Monday to Friday 8:00 pm to 7:00 am (this rate applies to overnight on family holidays).  Sleeping nights at NMW or National Living Wage will apply

 

About the job

Our client is an adolescent boy who has Cerebral Palsy and lives at home in Gloucester with his mum, dad and younger brother.  He has a physical disability and is a wheelchair user.  He is dependent for all aspects of his care.   He has good day to day understanding and communicates by vocalisation, facial expression and via an Eye gaze communicator.

You will work within the family home, as well as supporting him with activities in the community and on family holidays to assist with client care, this could be outside of the UK and for up to two weeks.

A current, clean driver’s licence is a requirement as you will be expected to drive the client’s vehicle.

 

You should be able to demonstrate the ability to work effectively as part of a team, to attend team meetings, supervisions and training as appropriate, and to ensure a safe and consistent approach to the client’s care.

You will assist our client in all aspects of daily living, (personal, domestic, social/leisure and vocational, this will involve the use of a range of specialized equipment for example, hoists, postural seating systems and communication aids etc,) with the object of assisting his parents to meet his care needs, carry out his therapy programmes and in enabling him to pursue a fulfilling lifestyle.  You will also prepare meals and drinks for the client when required.

  • You will also assist our client during Hydrotherapy sessions, so confidence in the water is a requirement of the role.
  •  It is of prime importance for the Rehab Assistant/Carer/Buddy to facilitate our clients independence at all times, respecting confidentiality and privacy of our client and his family at all times.

We are looking for the right person and will provide supervision, guidance and required training, you will be comfortable working in a home with two small family dogs.

 

About you and your experience

  • Confident in water.
  • Clean UK driving license
  • Availability to attend family holidays, supervision and training when required.
  • Happy to work in a home with pet dogs.
  • Proactive, encouraging approach and aptitude to work with young people with complex needs.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator, sensitive to the needs and wishes of our client.
  • Able to work flexibly, use initiative and learn new skills through training and instruction as agreed with the client/his parents/case manager.
  • To have a positive outlook, cheerful disposition along with a sense of humour
  • * Physically fit – even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit and able to use a hoist. A Handling Management Plan designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries may require you to bend, kneel, squat or lunge to ensure good posture during handling tasks.
  • Responsible attitude with a respect for confidentiality and client/family privacy at all times.
  • Some experience in providing care and carrying out therapy programmes is desirable
  • An Enhanced DBS is a requirement of the post. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed

 

This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times.

 

Are you the right person for the job? Is the job right for you?

We would love to hear from you so send us your CV and covering letter.

 

 No agencies please.

*The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

Send your covering letter and CV, quote reference GL-CW2017 to recruitment@embracehr.co.uk or contact us here for an application pack.