Female Support Worker - Days & Waking Nights

Location
England, West Sussex, Haywards Heath
Salary
£13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted
02 Jan 2018
Closes
16 Jan 2018
Ref
00077388
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
LOCATION: Haywards Heath, West Sussex

REPORTING TO: Parents, Team Leader & Case Manager

REMUNERATION PH: Day Shifts - £13 to £15, Night Shifts - £14 to £16

WAKING NIGHTS & DAY SHIFTS - Immediate Start

In order to get to know & create a good relationship with our client, shifts can be variable. As a general pattern, the shifts available are: -

Sunday to Thursday - 21:00 to 09:00 / Friday to Saturdays 19:30 to 07:30

Monday to Friday - 15:30 to 21:00 (19:30 on a Friday)

Weekends & School Holidays - variable 6-hour shifts depending upon family activities

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Our client is a 11-year-old girl who has complex physical and learning disabilities. She lives with her mother, father and 2 younger siblings. Our client is non-verbal with sensory impairments and complex physical needs, so full support is needed to undertake all activities of daily living. She is fed via a gastrostomy and uses a combination of facial expressions. symbols and some eye pointing to communicate and is exploring eye gaze.

She requires a high level of care both during the day and especially at night as our client frequently wakes during the night and has an unpredictable sleep pattern. She uses CPAP to support her respiration at night and needs attention with regards to her gastrostomy and fluid intake.

Our client enjoys the company of happy, lively people with outgoing personalities. She enjoys playing with her siblings, has a fantastic sense of humour and loves joining in all activities integral to family life. She enjoys being out in the community and therefore a full clean UK driving licence is essential.

CARE ROLE

The role is to meet all of our client's care needs including; medication, blended diet, therapy plans including speech and language therapy and to ensure her comfort at all times, care will include personal care. Support workers will be expected to keep accurate records of care.

Support will be within the family home, as part of a large team of support workers to provide care 7 nights per week, after school, at weekends and during school holidays.

Her parents like to spend quality one to one time with our client so team members will also be required to support her siblings from time to time

There will also be a requirement for some support workers to give extensive support to the family whilst away on holidays, these can be outside of the UK.

ESSENTIAL PERSONAL SPECIFICATION

- * Female care worker
- Full clean driving license to drive in the UK.
- Fit and well to carry out care and outdoor activities.
- Experience or desire to work with children with complex needs.
- Patience, tolerance and common sense
- Excellent communication and social skills.
- Excellent spoken English in order assist with speech & language and therapy tasks.
- Responsible, trustworthy, organised and an excellent timekeeper/planner.

This post operates a non-smoking environment at all times
An enhanced DBS is a pre-requisite for the post
* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010