Job Support Worker

Support Worker Complex Care, Northwood HA6

Main scope of job: To care for a 13-year-old girl that includes driving to and from school during term time.

Hours: Working days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

Working hours: Daily split shifts – 06.45 to 10.15 then 13.45 to 16.15 (20 hours per week)

  • Potential for other shifts during school holidays
  • Potential for Saturday and Sunday by arrangement

Term time: approx. 39 weeks per year

Pay Rate: £20 per hour Monday to Friday morning shifts and £14 per hour afternoons/evenings. £16 per hour Saturday and Sunday shifts

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Using the client’s adapted vehicle, to take the client to school and collect after school, ensuring her safety on the journey
  • 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
  • Be reliable and punctual; alert the family, at the earliest possible opportunity, if unable to attend for work in an emergency or in case of illness
  • 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 be individually accountable for the driving service provided
  • Comply with relevant legislation and operational guidelines and the Highway Code 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
  • 3 years’ driving experience and must be 26 years of age or above for car insurance purposes
  • Able to drive an adapted vehicle although training will be provided to the right applicant
  • Full clean UK drivers licence
  • The drivers licence must not have drink/driving endorsements
  • Good level of spoken English
  • Enjoy driving
  • 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

Salary: £14-20 per hour

Schedule: Day shift Monday-Friday

COVID-19 considerations:

  • Initial interview will take place by telephone or video conference.
  • Government guidelines relating to COVID apply.

To find out more and to apply for this position visit: https://uk.indeed.com/job/support-worker-complex-care-b4510b2429fafab7

Closing date for applications: 26 January 2022