Bank Support Worker – Chesterfield


Chesterfield Area

Hours: Bank work to cover Annual Leave and Sickness, as and when required.

Salary: £15.00 per hour weekdays, £16.00 per hour weekends, £30.00 per hour bank holidays

This post is only available to Female applicants as permitted under the Equality Act 2010.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our existing support team on a BANK worker basis, to support a 10-year-old girl within her own home and community. Our client has complex health needs which include cerebral palsy, hypertonia, and speech and language difficulties.

You are expected to have proficient written, communication, problem-solving and care skills. All essential and specific training will be given to help you fulfil your role.

If you do not hold a valid NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) we will enroll you onto The Care Certificate qualification, which we expect you to complete within your first 6 months of employment.


Your Role:

Maintain accurate and detailed handover (daily) records using an electronic app (Log My Care)

Uphold CQC’s 5 key questions at all times: Safe, Effective, Caring, Well-Led and Responsive

Support the client in all daily tasks and deliver personal care: including: bathing, eating/ feeding, dressing, grooming, toileting.

To take and collect the client to/from school during term-time

Administer/dispense/record administration of medication as prescribed and documented in the Support Plan following training, and following the MSPCM policy and procedure (once trained)

Ensuring all client documents are kept up to date in accordance with MSPCM policy and ensuring the prompt and accurate logging of any Accident/Incidents/Near Misses and escalating these to the Case Manager

Cleaning client’s rooms and any associated equipment

Enable the client to live as full, active and comfortable life as possible, planning and arranging social and recreational activities within the home and in the local community, motivating and encouraging participation in such, taking into account the client’s health and medical condition (including swimming, Brownies and other activities of the clients choosing.)

Reinforce and assist in any therapy programmes, including: Physiotherapy under the guidance of the necessary professionals

Travelling with, act as driver, or take responsibility for the client when travelling, ensuring that safety is a priority whilst using public transport and when accompanying the client on each outing

Effectively communicating with the multi-disciplinary team, with the client and their family/friends, and within the care support team. This may involve the highest degree of sensitivity and insight into family dynamics.

Ensure client confidentiality in record keeping and discussion concerning the client with their dignity, respect and privacy always being maintained

Undertaking any other appropriate and reasonable task in relation to the employment as agreed with the client’s family and Case Manager.


Person Specification:

Being flexible in hours of work to satisfy the client and their family’s needs is essential

Patience, enthusiasm, maturity and professionalism are essential for this position

Experience working with children with a complex Brain Injury is essential

Full U.K. Drivers’ Licence essential

Experience in cleaning clinical equipment is desirable as this needs to be done to the highest standard

Non-smokers only

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