Support Worker Vacancy(s) – Lincoln Area


Lincoln (LN6) Area

Part-time hours to cover on permanent contract and bank:

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7am to 9am

Monday and Wednesday 3-5pm

Monday to Friday- 7pm to 8.30pm

Alternate Saturdays- 9am to 3pm

(Hours subject to change to meet client needs with transition to adult placements)


Salary: £18.00 per hour (with the addition of any travel expenses)

This post is only available to female applicants as permitted under the Equality Act 2010.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to support our 18-year-old client within her home and in the community, to live her life to the full and encourage her independence.

Our client has complex healthcare needs including Cerebral Palsy, Autism, learning disability and hearing loss. She attends Post-16 education on a Monday-Friday during term time but requires personal care assistance in a morning and after school along with a companion for social activities in the evening, at the weekend and during school holidays. She is able to walk slowly with assistance but is a wheelchair user in the community.

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.

If you do not hold a valid NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Health and Social Care (or equivalent) we will enrol you onto The Care Certificate qualification, which we expect you to complete within your first 6 months of employment.

Your Role:

Maintain accurate and detailed (daily) records.

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: continence issues, showering, dressing, grooming, toileting, and support with meals

Assisting the client to learn domestic skills such as laundry, cleaning, cooking and selecting appropriate food and shopping, and to take responsibility for such skills, as many will be outside of the client’s capabilities initially

Administer/dispense/record administration of 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 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 and social events)

Reinforce and assist in any therapy programmes, including: Occupational therapy and Physiotherapy 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

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, maturity and professionalism are essential for this position

Full U.K. Drivers’ Licence is essential

Reliable Car and insured for business use is essential

Confident and mature driver is essential

Confident in driving wheelchair accessible vehicles

Experience working with young people with a complex Brain Injury, Autism and learning disabilities is desired (but you will receive training in these areas)

Specialist communication skills for example, British Sign Language or Makaton or a willingness to learn is desired

Non-smokers only

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