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Support Worker - Waking Nights

Location:
Gosport
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£12- £14 per hour. ​
About The Role

Patrick is looking for a permanent Support Worker for a new 24-hour care team based in Gosport.

Patrick was born in 1944, who sustained a brain injury in a road traffic collision in 2016 at the age of 72. He uses a wheeled zimmer frame to mobilise indoors with close supervision and an attendant wheelchair outside. He requires supervision, prompting and assistance with all aspects of personal, domestic, social and leisure activities due to cognitive and physical limitations resulting from his brain injury.

He lives with his wife in their own home and a family dog, where he requires 24-hour support. Prior to his injury, Patrick was very active and enjoyed dog walking and was an active member of his local karate club.

Role Overview

To assist Patrick's in taking his medication.  Assist him to get ready for bed and attending to his care needs as required which may include - making them comfortable during the night and assisting with toileting requirements.

Location

Gosport, Hampshire

Hours

In line with the current rota - a typical shift would be 7pm - 7am with a 15 minute hand over at the beginning of the shift. 

Remuneration  

• Support Worker role: £12 - £14 per hour
• 5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata,
• Sickness benefit,
• 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 or Team Leader and HR department.
 
About You
Support Worker Role Overview
• *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.
• Confident about working in the Patrick’s own home and other locations and sensitive to his needs and wishes and those of his family.
• The ability to learn new skills and happy to learn new things in accordance with the Patricks’s programme.
• Able to use own initiative.
• Patient and tolerant.
• Proactive, encouraging consistent approach.
• Responsible attitude.
• Good sense of humour.
• Cheerful, caring and positive attitude.
• Reliable, trustworthy and a good communication
• Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect Patrick and their family's need for privacy.
• Flexible with start and finish times.
• Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and confident using I.T.
• Full clean driving license, and able to drive the wheelchair accessible vehicle. Must be over 25 for insurance purposes.
• Non-smoker - this post operates a non-smoking environment.
• Willing to work with dogs/other animals
 
Please specify which role you are applying for in your application.

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