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Registered Nurse (Band 6)/Senior Support Worker - (*Female) - Day and Waking Night

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
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About The Role

Location: Bexleyheath, DA6
Pay and Benefits: £16.00 per hour, support/supervisions, 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata, DBS check, full induction, relevant and ongoing training (including The Care Certificate) On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department.

Hours: Days: Tuesday and Friday 7am-7pm.  Waking nights: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday 7pm-7am.
These hours can be worked by more than one person and would suit a Senior Support Worker, Nursing Student or Newly Qualified Nurse.

Essential: Supporting a child with Cerebral Palsy and trained in Complex medical needs, PEG, Nebuliser, suctioning and epilepsy.
Desirable: Experience working with children with trauma and an interest in therapy.

Interviews and Start Date
As and when applications are received, these may be carried out by video interview and looking to start as soon as possible (subject to satisfactory employment checks) 

Natasha is a delightful young girl born in 2012. As a result of an injury at birth, she has Cerebral Palsy affecting all her limbs, Epilepsy, a severe learning disability and visual impairment and therefore requires supervision 24 hours a day to participate in all activities of daily living, and accessing play, learning and social activities.

Natasha is non-verbal and expresses herself through sighing, both when she is content and when she is unhappy or uncomfortable. She requires hoisting for all her transfers and is either carried or uses a wheelchair for all her mobility.  Natasha is nil by mouth and receives all her food and medication via her PEG and JEG.

She has complex needs and requires an enthusiastic competent Senior Support Worker experienced in PEG feeding and administration of medication, as well as epilepsy management to join her care team to assist Natasha’s mother with her care, and to support her mother with everyday family life by providing Natasha with waking night care.

Natasha’s sleep pattern is inconsistent, at most she will sleep for 6 hours but usually she sleeps for 3 to 4 hours a night. You will be expected to provide safe effective care to Natasha during the night and early morning to give her mother reassurance that Natasha is receiving a very high quality of care. You should be competent and experienced in the management of epilepsy and alert throughout the night to meet Natasha’s needs and to administer medication as and when needed and recognise the need for further assistance.

You will be expected to implement care for Natasha as advised by her mother and team of therapists and must record information relating to this as advised.  You must be able to evidence the necessary experience and skills i.e. use of PEG, JEG and epilepsy management at interview.

This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role, this is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Francis’ life by maximising his opportunities and promoting his 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. 

About You

Are you calm, proactive and enthusiastic?
Do you share our values?

Client CentredCan you demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Natasha’s needs?
Integrity - Can you demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner?
Supportive Can you develop productive and professional relationships with others.
Positive You would be expected to create an inclusive environment and respect diversity.
Quality Focussed – Always maintaining professionalism.

Main Skills and Behaviours

You should have experience of working with someone who has Cerebral Palsy and complex care and be able to work with specialist equipment, (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.

Naturally, you will be confident and comfortable working in Natasha’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of her and her family.  By nature, you should be friendly, approachable and have encouraging approach.

Great organisational skills, punctual, patient, and reliable qualities are something Natasha will rely on so this is key in supporting her.

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.

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.

A full Job Description and Person Specification is available on request.

About Us

ILS Case Management is the UK's leading independent nationwide Case Management company.

When a person’s 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 designed to maximise independence.  We are CQC registered and compliant with their standards.

Our Case Managers work closely with our Clients, and we carry out all the recruitment processes on behalf of our Clients; and will support you, from your initial telephone interview right through to arranging employer interviews, trial shifts and placement.

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.