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Support Worker

Zoek Pin Saxmundham, Suffolk, England

11.1300 - 12.3000

Permanent (Full time)

Posted 14 days ago

Support Worker
Near Saxmundham, Suffolk

About Us

Anglia Case Management is recognised in the field as one of the most established providers of specialist case management services to both adults and children living with the consequences of acquired brain injury or other long-term and life changing conditions.

We currently work with around 165 individuals supporting them with a variety of goals such as returning to work, co-ordinating therapy programmes and moving from residential care into their own homes.

We are now looking for a Support Worker to provide assistance to a young man who has complex cerebral palsy as a result of a brain injury at birth. We have vacancies on the team for full-time, part-time and relief workers.

About ‘Joe’

‘Joe’ is a 16 year old boy who lives at home with his parents, two siblings and pet dog. He is a wheelchair user and communicates using eye gaze, iPad, gestures and eye pointing.

‘Joe’ is a very sociable and friendly young man who lives life to the full and likes all types of music.  He loves being involved in activities with his family, friends and peer group.  In September, ‘Joe’ is due to start college. He likes being out and about and being active and enjoys swimming in his hydropool and going sailing.

The Benefits

  • Salary:
    £ per hour for weekdays and £ per hour for weekends
    £ for waking nights shifts during the week ( hour shift)
    £ for waking nights shifts during the weekend (Friday - Sundays, hour shifts)
  • weeks of paid annual leave (pro rata)
  • Sick pay
  • Pension scheme
  • At least double pay if required to work Bank Holidays
  • Paid to attend supervision/team meetings
  • Pay and expenses when required to attend training courses requested by employer
  • Annual review of pay rates

If you are a friendly and caring individual and want to support a young man in his day-to-day life and help him maintain as much independence as possible, this is the perfect role for you.

We will provide you with comprehensive training so you feel confident providing the highest quality of care to ‘Joe’ and have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge of the care sector.

The Role

As a Support Worker, you will provide assistance with all aspects of ‘Joe’s’ care and support plan.

You will support ‘Joe’ with all his care needs including personal and intimate care, implementation of therapy programmes, administering medication and manual handling.

In your role, you will enable ‘Joe’ to participate in activities at home as well as out and about in the community, this will include assisting ‘Joe’ in activities such as sailing and in the hydropool.

About You

To join us as a Support Worker, you will need:

  • To have clear professional boundaries and be respectful of parents’ values in the way that they wish to raise their children
  • To be aware of care regimes and routines
  • To have a basic knowledge or understanding of safeguarding, health and safety, and Care Quality Commission requirements
  • To be willing to undertake further training to improve skills and knowledge
  • To be computer literate and have an awareness of augmentative communication aids
  • To be flexible with regards to working hours, rota changes and location
  • To be able to work 1:1 as well as part of a team
  • To hold a full driving licence and drive a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)
  • To be able to accompany the family on day trips if required

Previous experience working in a care and/or family setting would be desirable.

Experience working with children and young people with special needs would also be advantageous, as would experience of contributing to, and writing, care plans and risk assessments.

All successful candidates will be required to provide evidence of their right to work within the UK.

Due to the nature of this work, successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. In addition, references will be fully pursued before a full appointment can be made.

Please note, ‘Joe’s’ home is a strictly no smoking environment and under no circumstances will staff be permitted to smoke at any time during the working day. Staff will also need to ensure that they arrive on shift free from the odour of smoke.

Other organisations may call this role Care Worker, Healthcare Assistant, Residential Care Assistant, or Care Assistant.

Webrecruit and Anglia Case Management are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Support Worker, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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