CHILD SUPPORT WORKER
Part-time hours: Av. 20 hours per week to cover weekday and weekend hours
Salary: £18.00 per hour £32.00 per hour bank holidays
We are seeking an active, confident, highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who can work on their own, using initiative and following guidelines. You need to have the willingness and interest to learn as part of a team with parents and professionals involved. All essential and specific training and supervision will be given to help you fulfil your role and the hours will be provided in addition to your contracted hours.
It is an exciting opportunity to help in evolving a new care package and be the key person in enhancing the development and skills of a 3-year-old who has cerebral palsy, microcephaly and global developmental delay. You need full flexibility of time with the possible opportunity to work more hours as the care package develops.
It is an exciting opportunity to work with a child in their own home, in the community, in educational settings and on holidays in the UK and abroad to help implement their therapy strategies to enhance their skills and support the family with their care.
You are expected to have proficient written, communication, problem-solving and care skills.
If you do not hold a valid NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) we will enrol you on to The Care Certificate qualification, which we expect you to complete within your first 6 months of employment.
- 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 child in all daily tasks and deliver personal care: including bathing, feeding, dressing, toileting, supporting the use of communication aids, and other specialist equipment.
- Administer/dispense/record administration of medication (including emergency epilepsy medication) as prescribed and documented in the Support Plan following training and following the MSPCM policy and procedure.
- Ensuring all related 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.
- Move and handle as recommended in the moving and handling training and as per MSPCM policy and procedure.
- Cleaning the child’s environment and any associated equipment.
- Enable the child 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 child’s health and medical condition e.g. swimming, play centres, parks.
- Reinforce and assist in any therapy programmes, including: behavioural/OT/Physio/SaLT programmes under the guidance of the necessary professionals.
- Travelling with, act as driver, or take responsibility for the child 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 child 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.
- Being flexible in hours of work to satisfy the client and their family’s needs is essential
- Active, patience, enthusiasm, maturity, and professionalism are essential for this position
- Willingness to undertake activities and therapy programs is essential
- Reliable, loyal and Honest in all matters to work with closely with parents is essential
- It is essential to have high energy levels to work with a child who is always on the move and wanting entertainment
- Experience working with children with a complex Brain Injury is essential
- Full U.K. Drivers’ Licence and own vehicle essential
- Valid U.K. passport essential