Support Worker in Chorleywood, Hertfordshire
Permanent Part-time: Waking Nights and late day/evening shifts
Pay: £14.00 to £16.00 per hour (above average to reward flexibility)
Four week rolling shift pattern. Flexibility required to cover shifts when collegues are away.
- Waking Nights – Saturday and/or Sunday plus week day nights as required
- Other shifts – late day time/evening
- Shifts are usually worked with 2 members of staff
*Female Support Worker
- Confident about working in client’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the parents
- Assist with all aspects of care and personal hygiene including feeding, medication administration, changing pads
- Patient and tolerant as attention is required throughout the night
- Proactive with an encouraging approach especially during bedtime routine and settling and preparing for the morning
- Responsible and able to work under own initiative and at times with a colleague especially when family may be away
- Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator
- Capable of moving and handling and following therapists’ instructions
- Cheerful, caring with a positive attitude
- Hold a UK drivers licence (for day work)
- Flexible – to cover other care staff shifts to ensure the smooth running of the care team
Training will be provided for the person with the right attitude who fits in with the family. Experience is not necessary but is an advantage, whilst eagerness and willing to learn is preferable.
Most shifts are worked with a colleague.
Our client is an 18 year-old young woman with a physical disability and is fully dependent on using an electric wheelchair for all her daily mobility. She also suffers with Cognitive communication difficulties and is non-verbal but can make herself understood by making noises/pointing and has the use of some sign language. She is fully dependent on carers for all aspects of her day to day living which includes feeding, bathing, dressing etc… she can be very bubbly one minute with a wicked sense of humour but at times she can display extreme moods of behaviour.
* The employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010
To find out more and to apply for this position visit: https://uk.indeed.com/job/support-worker-ea34242f3bde2187
Closing date for applications: 6 June 2021