CLIENT & SUPPORT WORKER

Support Worker Vacancy

SUPPORT WORKER

Part-time & Full-time, Doncaster (DN5) Area

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support a 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy in his own home and in the community. The client is fully dependent on adults for all his care needs. He is wheelchair dependent and has epilepsy. Personal care is also involved.

All client specific and necessary training will be given to help you fulfil your role.

Your role:

  • You will be joining a small well-established team of carers to provide the highest standard of care to our client
  • Support the client in all aspects of daily living
  • Log any Accidents/Incidents, keep a medication record, daily activities record and support worker expenses and mileage record
  • Follow therapy programs as agreed with involved professionals
  • Travel with, act as driver or take responsibility for the client when travelling as instructed by Parents
  • To provide high standards of cleanliness, comfort and homeliness. Prioritising the client’s needs at all times by assisting with cleaning specific equipment.
  • Deliver personal care
  • Undertake any other appropriate and reasonable task in relation to the employment as agreed with the client’s family and Case Manager
  • Be flexible in hours of work to satisfy the client and his family’s needs.

Person Specification:

  • Patience, enthusiasm, and a fun outlook are required along with a willingness to undertake activities and therapy programs.
  • Experience of supporting children/young adults with complex health needs and disabilities is essential
  • Computer skills are essential in order to support the use of an Eye Gaze communication aid and complete client records
  • Non-smokers only please
  • Full U.K. Driving Licence is essential for facilitating outings
  • You must have a degree of flexibility as the working hours are based on a rota.
  • Experience of working with children with Brain Injury is desired

HOURS: 40 hours available per week. We are happy to consider a job share, part-time hours or the full 40 hours for this position. The shifts vary depending on if our client is at school.  WAKING NIGHT SHIFTS REQUIRED.

Shifts are a mix of:

During term time: 16:00 to 20:00, 19:00 to 07:00 (waking night)

School holidays: 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00 (waking night), as well as a mixture at weekends.

PAY: £11.97- £13.32 per hour

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