Support Worker to join a team in Hemel Hempstead HP3
We are the HR Department for our Clients. The family are looking for support workers to care for son in their own home – direct employment
Quote Ref: LW/lc/Jan2019
We are the HR Department for our Clients and we recruit staff on their behalf. We are not an agency. Our family are looking for a support worker to care for their 19 year-old son in their own home in a direct employment capacity.
- Pay from £12 to £14 per hour
- Full time or part time
- Full clean driving licence desirable
Have you worked as a support worker with children or young adults with special needs?
Are you interested in working as a support worker with a young adult with special needs but perhaps lack experience?
Are you flexible with your working hours?
Would you like to work, mainly with another support worker, in a friendly and caring team in Hemel Hempstead?
If YES, keep reading.
About the role
A full-time support worker is needed to complete our care team, to work with L, a 19 year old man who lives with his family. He has Cerebral Palsy and associated complex care needs.
The support worker is required mainly for day shifts, before and after school, weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays.
Your role is to help the family, in Hemel Hempstead, to care for L by undertaking a range of duties, usually working closely with another member of the team to provide the highest standards of care.
L needs help with all activities of daily living and also to enable him to access learning, social and leisure activities.
Our support workers’ place of work is within the family home where they provide assistance in all aspects of personal care including washing, dressing, toileting and feeding. Support workers will assist with implementing therapeutic and leisure activities in the home and in the wider community.
Experience of working with children or young people with complex needs is useful but not essential as full training and support will be provided. More importantly is your aptitude and desire to work with L who is a young man with complex needs.
Our support workers establish a good rapport with L and engage him in activities appropriate to his age and functional abilities. You’ll have a positive outlook and sense of humour. You’ll need to be enthusiastic and motivated, but patient and tolerant. A good communicator who is honest, reliable, punctual and trustworthy is a must. As a support worker you be able and willing to update your existing skills and want to learn new ones.
Full time (minimum of 35 hours per week) or part time (various shifts). Cover is required mainly for day shifts, before and after school, weekends, bank holidays and during school holidays.
Pay rates and hours
£12 per hour – Monday to Friday (day time)
£14 per hour – weekends and bank holidays
Want to find out more?
An Enhanced DBS is a must for the support worker role but previous convictions will not necessarily prevent you from being employed. Right to work in the UK is a prerequiste.
Embrace HR Limited is not a recruitment agency, we recruit directly for our clients. No agencies please.
The purpose of the job is to support the family to care for their child by undertaking a range of duties to support the child, working closely with other members of the team to provide the highest standards of care.
Our client will require help with all activities of daily living and also to enable him to access learning, social and leisure activities.
Your task will be to promote his wellbeing and support him in implementing the therapy programmes advised by his therapists and teachers. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills whilst contributing to his therapy programme and care regime, working in a friendly and supportive team where full training will be provided
- To act as a member of the staff team, supporting other team members as necessary and undertaking duties delegated by our client’s parents or the case manager
- Maintaining all aspects of personal care including bathing, washing, dressing, toileting and feeding as the client is totally dependent on support with absolutely all of daily living
- Maintaining the client’s general health and welfare
- Supporting therapeutic programmes
- Supporting postural management programme
- To implement appropriate therapeutic and leisure activities in the home and wider community and to offer our client stimulation and opportunities for interactive/constructive activities
- Checking and cleaning of equipment
- Driving the client’s large adapted vehicle (where appropriate)
- Maintaining the client’s safety in all environments
- Some cleaning, laundry and other domestic tasks as required by the client will be involved
- Promote, monitor and maintain health, safety and security in the workplace.
- Promote effective communication and relationships.
- Contribute to the protection of individuals from abuse.
- Establish and maintain a trusting, therapeutic, working relationship
- Travel to hospitals or elsewhere for therapeutic care (if applicable)
- Liaise with other agencies as required
- Complete daily records as advised including; time sheets, daily record sheets, medication sheets, petty cash sheets and critical incidents.
- Attend training sessions as arranged
- Attending care team review meetings and supervision meetings with the Case Manager and review meetings with the employer and other persons as nominated by the employer
- Confident about working in the client’s lively family home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of our client and his family
- Able to establish a good rapport with the client and to engage in activities appropriate to his age and functional abilities
- Aptitude and desire to work with a young adult with complex needs
- A positive outlook and a sense of humour
- Motivated and enthusiastic
- Proactive and encouraging
- Patient and tolerant
- Non-judgemental and open minded
- A good communicator
- Honest, reliable, punctual and trustworthy with a responsible aptitude
- A flexible approach and able to use own initiative
- Able and willing to update existing skills and/or learn new skills
- Able to maintain effective working relationships
- Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
- The ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Experience of working with children or young people with complex needs. Aptitude and desire to work with a young adult with complex needs is more important
- Full clean driving licence and able to drive the child’s large adapted vehicle