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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

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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.

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  • 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.

About you 

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.

Working hours 

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? 

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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.

Job Description

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

Specific duties 

  • 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

General  

  • 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

PERSON SPECIFICATION:  

Essential

  • 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
  • Non-smoker.

Desirable  

  • 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

Want to find out more? 

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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 – CARER IN LONDON N14

VARIOUS CARER ROLES – permanent, night maternity cover, bank workers

The Role

Our client is looking for support staff to assist with their 13-year old son who has complex needs arising from injuries as a consequence of an illness when he was a few months old.The role will be working with the family; mother, father and older brother in North London, N14.

Our client’s needs include cerebral palsy which affects his whole body and developmental delay. He has associated severe learning difficulties, no verbal communication and poor fine motor skills and requires constant supervision and care with all aspects of his daily living, including drinking and feeding, as well as personal care.  He has epilepsy and can present with numerous seizures during a shift.

About you

You will have experience looking after children with such complex needs and also working with physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and other therapy teams.  You will be able to keep records and implement programmes to promote our client’s learning, care and independence in the home and community.

We are looking for happy, lively people with outgoing personalities.  Our client enjoys tactile play and spending time with his parents and brother doing activities which enable him to access the community.  Candidates may be requested to accompany the family on holidays so this should be a consideration when applying for this role.

Pay rates per hour

Day hours: £12 weekdays / £13 weekends

Night Waking hours: £13 weekdays / £14 weekends

Carer – Permanent School Holidays:

40 hr per week, 13 weeks a year

Monday  Friday 8:30 am  4.30 pm

Carer:

Week 1:  4.00 pm  9.00 pm Mon and Thu plus 8.30 am  4.00 pm Saturday

Week 2:  4.00 pm  9.00 pm Mon and Thu plus 8:30 am  9.00 pm Saturday.

Waking Night Carer (maternity cover):

3 x 12-hour night shifts per fortnight (average of 18 hours per week)

Join our Bank Workers list:

To cover roles and hours as above.

Other requirements

You should have a full UK driving licence, be willing to support our clients on annual holidays and whole day activities and we are looking for a confident swimmer.

You will help with domestic tasks relating to the client such as helping with dressing, cleaning his equipment, cleaning up following kitchen tasks and washing. These essential tasks need to be undertaken in order to allow his parents to spend more one-on-one time with our client.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Full Driving licence to drive in the UK
  • Confident in water
  • Flexible approach to working hours (able to accommodate the client’s wishes for start and finish times and accompany on family holidays)
  • Confident working in client’s home and sensitive to their needs and wishes
  • Experience working with children with special needs
  • Experience working with a team of therapists and being a team player
  • Confident supporting the client in accessing the wider community
  • Happy to learn new things in accordance with the client’s programme
  • Aptitude and desire to work with young people with complex needs
  • *Physically fit – even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit. 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.
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of confidentiality and privacy
  • Confident and prepared to listen and learn new things
  • Patient, tolerant and with a responsible attitude
  • Ability to work under own initiative show creativity
  • Excellent planning skills and able to ‘risk assess’ activities
  • Excellent communication, social, literacy and numeracy skills
  • Excellent spoken English to assist with speech and language therapy tasks
  • Confident using IT
  • Reliable, trustworthy with a good sense of humour
  • Organised and an excellent time keeper.

This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times

Training and support will be provided (outside of normal contracted / working hours)

No agencies please

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

For a full job description and an application pack click here to complete our contact form quoting reference JAEMB-MAR2017.

Satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS disclosure and proof of eligibility to work in the UK are essential. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Embrace HR supports independent case managers, and business owners who do not have their own HR department or those that do but need help from time to time. We also work across the Home Counties of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and also SMEs based in London.

Embrace HR is not an employment agency. We recruit directly for our clients.

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Support Worker in Henham, Essex – CLOSED

Would you like to work in Henham, Essex? 

Our client is taking on permanent staff as well as people to join the bank list.

If you have experience working with children with special needs, or can demonstrate a genuine interest in caring in this sector, you have the right aptitude and willingness to learn, we would like to hear from you. We can offer a rewarding job with a bright and enthusiastic 8 year old boy who has Cerebral Palsy and has non-verbal communication needs. He lives at home in spacious accommodation with his mum, and needs  support in all activities of daily living including personal hygiene, feeding and dressing. He enjoys out-of- school outdoor activities such as ice skating, and requires support with these activities.

You will need to be:

  • Confident about working in the client’s own home
  • Keen to learn new things e.g. personal care routines (training will be provided)
  • Proactive with an encouraging approach and able to positively engage with the client
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • Able to undertake all aspects of the handling management plan using specialist equipment
  • Computer literate

We offer

A rewarding and enjoyable role
Training and development including the use of Eye Gaze technology

Pay

From £12.00 per hour weekdays

Working time

  • Term time and holidays
  • Sleeping nights
  • Weekends

 

For a full job description and and application pack click here to complete our contact form, quoting reference EMB-RR-JB-2017.
Satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS disclosure and proof of eligibility to work in the UK are essential. A car driver is desirable.

 

Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, Embrace HR supports business owners who do not have their own HR department or those that do but need help from time to time. We also work across the Home Counties of Oxfordshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, and also SMEs based in London.