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Waking Night Carers (*Female) Part Time

Location:
Bexleyheath
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£13-14 per hour, Monday to Sunday
About The Role
Role Overview:
 
We are looking for an enthusiastic experienced *Female Waking Night Carer / Support Worker / Special Needs Nanny to join a team to provide waking night care for our client, who 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 requires supervision 24 hours a day.
 
The *Female Carer / Support Worker / Special Needs Nanny will be expected provide assistance to our client’s mother with the care of her daughter and support her with every day family life. Our client requires help with all activities of daily living, and will also require help to enable her to access play, learning and social activities.

Our client is nonverbal. She will express herself through sighing, both when she is content and when she is unhappy or uncomfortable. Our client is hoisted for all transfers and is either carried or uses a wheelchair for all mobility.  Her sleep pattern is inconsistent, at most she will sleep for 6 hours but usually she sleeps for 3 to 4 hours a night. She is nil by mouth and receives all her food and medications via her PEG and JEG. She has complex needs and requires carers that are experienced in PEG feeding and administration of medication, as well as epilepsy management. The successful candidate must be able to evidence these skills at interview.

 
Location:
Bexleyheath, Kent.
 
Hours:
24 hours per week to be worked over two 12 hour shifts from 6.00pm-6.00am, Tuesday and Friday nights.
 
These hours can be worked by more than one person and would suit nursing student or newly qualified nurse.
 
Remuneration:
£13-14 per hour, Monday to Sunday.
 
  • 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
Carer/ Support Worker Attributes:

Essential

  • *Female – personal care required.

  • *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.

  • Experience in PEG feeding and administration of medicine.

  •  Experience and qualified in Epilepsy Seizure Management (client specific training can be provided)

  • A qualified First Aider (client specific training can be provided).

  • Experience of working with children/adults with special needs is essential.

  • Confident about working in Client’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the parents.

  • Happy to learn new things – hoisting, feeding, personal care routine etc.  Training will be given.

  • Aptitude and desire to work with children with complex needs.

  • Flexible and able to use own initiative.

  • Patient and tolerant with a proactive, encouraging approach.

  • Responsible attitude.

  • Cheerful, caring and positive attitude with a good sense of humour.

  • Good communication skills, initiative, tact and diplomacy.

  • Reliable and trustworthy

  • Proactive, encouraging and creative.

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

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

  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and confident using I.T.

  • Willing to travel.

  • Non-smoker.  

    Desirable

  • Experience of working waking nights.
  • Experience of and qualifications in caring for children/young people with severe disabilities.
  • Experience of carrying out therapy programmes.
  • Ability to work additional hours as required.
  • Able to work flexible hours, sometimes at short notice.
  • Previous experience of hoisting and using specialist equipment with disabled children/ adults
  • Experience of writing risk assessments and care plans.
  • Basic knowledge of therapies, such as hydrotherapy and conductive education.
  • Experience of carrying out physiotherapy and/or multi-sensory programmes.
  • NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or working towards a qualification.
 

Satisfactory references and proof of eligibility to work in the UK will be 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.
 
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