Support Worker Vacancy – Sheffield

Full-time hours: 36 hours per week, job share considered. This is a 24-hour package, and the shifts vary depending on if our client is at school. We are looking to recruit one Support Worker to join our team. Night shifts are required.

Salary: Depending on experience, the pay scale will be between £13.00 and £14.50 per hour to £15.00 and £16.50 per hour. This will be increased on successful completion of the probationary period.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an existing support team, who support a 9-year-old boy within his home and in the community, encouraging independence. Our client has complex healthcare needs including Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy. He is fully dependant on adults for all his care needs and is wheelchair dependant. Personal care is also involved.

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.

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 (gastrostomy care), dressing, and managing the clients’ Epilepsy

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 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

Move and handle as recommended in the moving and handling training (safely using hoisting equipment) and as per MSPCM policy and procedure

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 horse riding, swimming, going on bike ride, etc.)

Reinforce and assist in any therapy programmes, including: OT/Physio/SaLT programmes 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, and a fun outlook are required along with a willingness to undertake activities and therapy programs is essential

Experience working with children with a complex Brain Injury is essential

Computer skills in completing client records is essential

Full U.K. Driving License for facilitating outings is essential

Non-smokers only please

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