CLIENT & SUPPORT WORKER

Support Worker Vacancy

SUPPORT WORKER (Female)

  • 6 Month Temporary Post
  • Part-time, 10 & 16 hours available
  • Wrenthorpe, Wakefield Area

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support a wheelchair dependent 17-year old girl with cerebral palsy in her home and in the community. Patience, enthusiasm and a fun outlook required along with a willingness to undertake activities and therapy programmes. Personal care and PEG feeding involved. Must have a degree of flexibility.

Your Role:

You will be responsible for…

  • Delivering personal care and PEG feeding (once trained) to a safe and high-quality standard. Our client takes pride in their appearance
  • Researching and organizing activity programs for the client
  • Accessing leisure activities in the community with the client using/ driving the client’s specially adapted vehicle
  • Completing a communication sheet/ record that logs what the client has eaten and what therapies she has had
  • Handling Support Worker expenses honestly and accurately logging expenditure
  • Liaising with therapists and be trained to integrate these therapies into the care you provide, helping our client to gain further independence
  • Going above and beyond your listed duties to maintain a high-quality standard of care.

Person specification:

  • Patient, enthusiastic and engaging personality
  • Experience working with children is essential
  • Previous experience in the care sector/ support environment is essential
  • Experienced in delivering personal care desired
  • Previous experience of working with children with Brain Injuries is desired
  • You must have a degree of flexibility
  • Non-smokers only
  • Full UK Driving Licence essential and must be a confident driver

HOURS: We have 10 or 16 hour per week positions available. The 10-hour position is one 10-hour shift, one day at the weekend. The 16-hour position is one 10-hour shift at the weekend and one 6-hour evening shift during the week. There may be more hours available in school holidays or to cover shifts.

On application, please let us know which position would be preferred.

PAY: £11 per hour which will be increased when fully trained

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