Job Support Worker

Support Worker Complex Care – Northwood HA6

To care for a 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, she is dependent for all her care needs, and therefore the requirement is to provide assistance with personal hygiene. educational, social and leisure activities.

HOURS:

Working days: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

Term time – approx. 39 weeks per year

Working hours: 16.00 – 22.00 (18 hours per week)

Potential for other shifts also during school holidays

Potential for Saturday and Sunday by arrangement

PAY: £14 per hour afternoons/evenings

PAY: £16 per hour Saturday and Sunday shifts

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Carrying out the afternoon/evening routine which includes preparing packed lunch, shower, follow the therapeutic programme, downtime comprising of watching TV or relaxing with her iPad, prepare for bed
  • Work with the client, professionals and family to undertake duties commensurate with the post and as requested by the client and family
  • Be aware of issues of safeguarding and alert parents to any concerns regarding the client’s safety and wellbeing
  • Participate in meetings called by the parents
  • As a professional member of the staff team, support colleagues where necessary
  • Provide a safe and happy environment

General

  • Ensure that all duties are carried out to a high standard and that the welfare of the client is paramount at all times
  • To undertake any other related duties as required from time to time

Person Specification

Essential requirements:

  • Female required – this is an exemption of the Equal Opportunities Act 2010
  • Enhanced DBS Certificate – applied for by employer if required
  • Able to drive an adapted vehicle although training will be provided to the right applicant
  • Full clean UK driver’s licence
  • The driver’s license must not have drink/driving endorsements
  • Good level of spoken English
  • Awareness of safeguarding and the rights of young people
  • Punctual, committed and dependable
  • A calm temperament, trustworthy, reliable with a good sense of humour, and a passion for working with children and young people
  • Have a pleasant, cheerful outlook
  • Satisfactory references
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Be willing not to smoke during your hours of duty

Desirable:

  • Health and Social Care First Aid Certificate
  • Flexibility to work occasional additional hours

School holidays and half terms: Shifts by agreement

Support Worker hours and rates of pay

Salary: £14.00-£16.00 per hour

Part-time hours: 18 per week

Reference ID: MAR022AP

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

To find out more and to apply for this position visit: https://uk.indeed.com/job/support-worker-8bf14294b10a67eb

Closing date for applications: 10 June 2022