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Case Management &
Rehabilitation Solutions

Support Worker/Buddy *Male Part-Time

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
£12.00 per hour Weekdays and £15.00 per hour Weekends
About The Role

Location: Hackney, London E8
Nearest Train Stations: 
Hackney Downs, Hackney Central
Days & Hours:
12 hours per week: 4pm to 7pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays during term time. Additional hours available during school holidays.
Pay: Weekdays
£12.00 gross per hour Weekdays and £15.00 gross per hour Weekends
Essential Experience:
Experience of working with young people with special needs is essential
A good sense of humour, patience and reliability are the qualities most desired.

Interviews Week Commencing:
3rd June 2019
Start Date:
ASAP or date (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

We are looking for a confident *Male Support Worker/Buddy to support our client Harry, a very sociable and personable 16 year old with learning difficulties. He has a kind nature and a good sense of humour and enjoys the company of his family and friends. Harry requires support to help him continue to develop his memory, thinking and problem-solving skills. He also needs support with those tricky things in life like managing fastenings on shoes and clothes, and some self-care tasks.

He is looking for support both within his family home and out in the local community, to help him develop his interests and independence.

Harry particularly enjoys playing games on his iPad and outdoor activities such as playing football, swimming and going to the cinema, so you’ll need to enjoy these too! He is keen to develop his independence with lots of day to day activities including shopping and travelling on public transport, including buses and the underground, to explore London!

Pay and Benefits:
  • £12.00 per hour Weekdays and £15.00 per hour Weekends
  • 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
About You

This job will suit someone who is encouraging, patient and organised as well as encompassing a fun approach.

This is a great opportunity to make a real difference to Harry’s life. If you have the right skills and expertise to support him, please apply!

  • *Male due to providing personal care    
  • Experience of working with young people with special needs
  • Would you be confident and comfortable working in Harry's family home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family and can you maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Can you demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Harry's needs
  • Are you friendly, approachable and have a proactive and encouraging approach
  • Can you demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • Are you a team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team
  • Can you develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Can you actively create an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Do you have good organisational skills
  • Can you can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • Are you water confident, as Harry loves swimming
  • Are you punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
  • Have you good verbal & written communication skills and are you IT literate
  • Are you able to think creatively and to use your initiative
  • Could you work flexibly
  • Do you have a full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed)  

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.

*Gender is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement in accordance with paragraph 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 for a 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 betrusted 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.