CLIENT & SUPPORT WORKER

Support Worker Vacancy

SUPPORT WORKER

Part-time 18 hours (Weekends), Retford- Nottinghamshire Area

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support a 12-year-old boy with an acquired brain injury in his own home and in the community. Although mobile, our client has some mobility difficulties and can require the use of a wheelchair outdoors. He has some communication difficulties, eats orally but requires smooth foods and a high calorie diet. He also requires assistance with personal care.

Your Role:

You will be required to:

  • Support the client in all aspects of daily living including assistance with personal care and feeding
  • Motivate and encourage participation in a range of recreational pursuit, planning activities and creating opportunities for the client for interactive play in a variety of ways and settings
  • Follow therapy programs as agreed with involved professionals
  • Travel 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
  • Provide a detailed daily written handover record of input and support with the client, and to record any changes and feedback to family both verbally and in the communication book
  • Log any Accidents/Incidents, keep a medication record, daily activities record and support worker expenses and mileage record
  • Clean client’s rooms and any associated equipment
  • 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, maturity and professionalism are essential for this position
  • Experience working with children with complex Brain Injury is essential
  • Car and Full U.K. Driving Licence essential
  • You must be over 25 and be a confident driver to facilitate outings
  • You must have a degree of flexibility with your working hours to suit the needs of the client
  • Non-smokers only please

HOURS: Saturday and Sunday 10am-7pm (every other weekend)

Additional hours may be available to cover annual leave and sickness.

 PAY: £13 p/h weekends

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