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Support Worker/Rehabilitation Assistant- Part Time

Location:
Shepton Mallett
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£11 per hour for Weekdays and £12 per hour for Weekends and Bank Holidays
About The Role
About the Role
 
We are looking for an experienced and energetic Support Worker/Rehabilitation Assistant to work with our client a 6 year old boy, living in Shepton Mallett.
Our client has an incomplete spinal cord injury meaning he has a right sided weakness. He loves to be active but is limited by his physical disability. Our client is independently mobile, however he tires easily and uses a buggy for longer distances. He enjoys horse riding, riding his bike and playing outside. 

 

Role Overview

You will be required to provide effective support with his therapy and rehabilitation both at home and by accompanying him to activities such as swimming and horse riding as required. The role also involves administrative support for his Mum with the organisation of these activities and appointments as required. 

 
Location

Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Hours
 
8 hours per week to be worked over two 4 hour shifts in the afternoon, which will need to be worked flexibly in accordance with the client's needs. The working days each week can be discussed at interview.
 
This post can be worked my more than one person.
 
 
Remuneration  
  •  £11 per hour for Weekdays and £12 per hour for Weekends and Bank Holidays
  •    5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata,
  •    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.
 
About You

Role Specification  

  • *Physically fit - Even with specialist equipment in place and appropriate training, it is important that you are physically fit.   A Handling Management Plan designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries may require you to bend, kneel, squat or lunge to ensure good posture during handling tasks.

  • You will have experience of working with children with additional physical needs 

  • You will have experience of working within a therapy environment or have an understanding of basic therapy principles.

  • Happy to learn new things in accordance with the client's needs. Training will be given.

  • You will have strong organisational skills and sound communication skills.

    You will possess a positive attitude and a professional and courteous manner.

  • You will be confident working in the client's home and be sensitive to the needs and wishes of the parents.

  • You will demonstrate a proactive and encouraging approach.

  • Proactive approach to developing an appropriate range of activities.

  • Flexible with start and finish times according to the needs of our client

  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect our client and their family's need for privacy.

  • You will demonstrate discretion, a flexible approach and initiative.

  • You will demonstrate the ability to work alone and unsupervised.

  • You will be able to maintain effective working relationships.

  • You will demonstrate a kind and empathetic approach.

  • You will have good written skills and the ability to keep adequate written records.

  • You will be confident using I.T.

  • You will have a full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) and able to drive the client’s adapted vehicle. (Subject to necessary insurance arrangements being put in place). 

  • You will be a non-smoker - this post operates a non-smoking environment

  • Comfortable working around animals as the client will be partaking in horse riding.

  • You will be water confident

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

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.
 
We have over 25 years worth of experience and are proud to be one of the UK's leaders in Case Management and Rehabilitation Services.
 
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