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Therapy Support Worker - Permanent

Walsall, West Midlands, GB, WS9

£10.00 Per Hour

Permanent

£10 Per Hour – 18 Hours per week (Weds/Thurs/Fri 3.30pm – 9.30pm) plus additional 6 hrs per month (Sunday 7.30am-2.30pm)

  • (Job share considered – minimum 10 hours)

  • Opportunities are available for additional hours throughout school and family holidays, and occasional overnight support at Scout Camp.

We are looking for a motivating individual to support a 15 year old young man with Cerebral Palsy striving to reach his goals.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will implement behaviour, psychological and cognitive strategies, as well as supporting daily living activities. Providing consistent and appropriate emotional support, facilitating an increase in self-esteem and independence

The role involves organising, motivating and supporting the client to optimise independence, manage personal care and access local leisure, educational and vocational activities.

  • Principle Duties/Responsibilities:

Personal care including manual handling and use of hoists

Work within multi-disciplinary team to support rehabilitation

Assist to participate in activities of daily living

Assist with Physiotherapist exercise programme

Assist Aquatic Therapy programme

Assist with Speech & Language Therapy

Work alongside IT Specialist enabling independence through variety of technologies

  • Essential:

Previous experience of using hoists

Ability to build good relationships within a family environment

Good communication skills, ability to listen and show empathy, along with a positive and humorous personality.

Car driver

  • Desirable:

Previous experience of working with an individual within a family environment

Previous experience of working with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorder

Interest in cooking, music, swimming, technology and outdoor activities

For more information please call 01246 520038 (dial://01246520038) or please click to apply.

Posted 17 days ago

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