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Support Worker (*Female)

Location:
Southampton
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£NMW/NLW per hour - £11.83 per hour, dependent on shift
About The Role

Location: Bursledon, Southampton
Days & Hours: 
The shifts are regulated around a 4 week rota system. The client requires 24/7 support and you will be required to work day and overnight shifts . Day shifts are 8am-6pm and Night shifts are 6pm-8am. The nights are sleeping nights from 11pm-8am, with the remainder of the hours paid at the day rates. 

We are also looking to recruit Bank Support Workers to cover for sickness and leave of regular staff members. 

Pay:
Pay Rate 1:
£10.29 per hour, Monday-Thursday 8.00am-11.00pm, Friday 8.00am-8.00pm (plus waking nights, if disturbed)
Pay Rate 2:
£11.83 per hour, Friday 8.00pm-11.00pm, Saturday, Sunday, Bank holidays 8.00am-11.00pm (plus waking nights, if disturbed)
Pay Rate 3:
£NMW/NLW (dependent on successful candidate's age) for Sleeping Nights Monday–Thursday 11.00pm–8.00am
Pay Rate 4:
£NMW/NLW + £1, for Sleeping Nights, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Bank holiday 11.00pm – 8.00am

Driver required?
Essential
Driving Client's Car?
No. You will need your own car, insured for business purposes to transport Rosie
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes?
Yes, On duty and to attend training and Team Meetings 
Essential:
Supporting adults with epilepsy, learning difficulties and ABI.
Desirable:
Experience motivating young adults with learning difficulties or ABI.
Accommodation (while on duty):
Good sized double bedroom with separate bathroom.
Interviews Week Commencing:
As and when applications are received.
Start Date:
Depending on availability and satisfactory employment checks, DBS & references.

Rosie, born in 1990, has a good sense of humour and is lovely to be around.  Her mum is very important to her, along with animals and coffee!  She has a great support team around her of people she likes.  Rosie generally gets on well with most people. She needs help to motivate herself to do some activities.  Rosie likes to be treated like an adult and has a weekly planner to help her keep up with what she has to do, she enjoys clothes shopping (but not food shopping) and going out for coffee. She responds well to being given one instruction at any one time.

Resulting from a head injury, Rosie has epilepsy, learning difficulties and a visual impairment.  She requires one to one care for all of her personal, domestic and social needs, in addition to supervision for her epilepsy.  
The central role of the Support Worker is to assist Rosie to live a full and active life, enabling her to be as independent as possible and meet her potential.  The Support Worker has a general role in promoting Rosie's learning, care and independence in the home and community.  The role is also to live alongside Rosie in her own home and assist her to manage and participate in everyday life-skills including working at a City Farm and helping to look after the animals there.  You will also be expected, as part of their main role to assist with client related domestic chores, such as helping to clear up following kitchen tasks, tidying her room, ensuring her equipment is clean and tidy and processing her washing.  It is essential that the Support Worker is prepared to assist with these tasks to ensure the smooth running of the Rosie’s home and to work cooperatively with Rosie, the Team Leader and/or the Case Manager, to offer her the best opportunity to fulfil her potential

This is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Rosie’s life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possiblea truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.

Benefits:
On-going training & support provided
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
Sick leave entitlement
Free DBS check.

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:

  • Induction,
  • Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
  • Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
  • On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department
Safeguarding
ILS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our Clients within the activities we undertake, and ILS expects all our Clients’ employees and workers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or workers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  This position will require:
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK;
  • Satisfactory references, including your last employer;
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

About You

It would be great to receive your application if you have the following skills/behaviours:

  • *Female due to providing personal care
  • Experience with working with Acquired Brain Injury and Epilepsy
  • Experience of working 1:1 with clients independently
  • Flexibility around shift times and ability to cover for other staff members sickness and leave.
  • Confident and comfortable working in Rosie’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of her and her family
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Rosie's needs
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach
  • Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate
  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative
  • Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed)  

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, marriage and civil partnerships and religion and belief.

Where a specific gender is stated as essential, gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1, of the schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a female or male worker to work with our client.
About Us
ILS provide Case Management and Rehabilitation Services on a nationwide scale.
 
When a persons life has been changed by injury, we address the practicalities.  We work with children and adults who have had moderate or catastrophic, complex injuries.  We assess individual needs and are able to provide a comprehensive Case Management and Rehabilitation Service designed to maximise independence.
 
ILS recruit on behalf of their clients and therefore, if you are successfully recruited, you will be employed directly by our client or their Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.  However, ILS will manage your day to day employment, providing you with the support you need to carry out your role.  Working as a Carer or Support Worker for an ILS client means that you will have a dedicated Case Manager to oversee your client's care needs.

For more detailed information about working as a carer or support worker for ILS, please visit: http://www.indliv.co.uk/about-us/careers/work-as-a-carer-support-worker

 
Our Company Values
We are Supportive.  It matters to us that our clients and staff know that we care.
We have Integrity.  We can be trusted to work in a professional, honest and transparent way.
We are Client Centred.  We put our client's aspirations at the centre of everything we do.
We are Quality Focussed. We set high standards and aim to exceed them.
We are Positive.  We find solutions and empower others.