• Sign In
Case Management &
Rehabilitation Solutions
Home

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

Location:
Bexleyheath
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
About The Role
Location: DA6, Bexleyheath, Kent 
Nearest Train Station:
Bexleyheath
Days & Hours:
24 hours per week to be worked over two 12 hour shifts from 7.00pm - 7.00am, Tuesday and Friday nights.  These hours can be worked by more than one person and would suit a Senior Support Worker, Nursing Student or Newly Qualified Nurse.
Pay: 
£16 - £18 per hour, Depending on experience

Essential Experience:
Complex medical needs, PEG feeding, supporting a child through Waking Nights
Desirable:
Experience working with children with trauma and an interest in therapy
Accommodation (while on duty):
Fully adapted family home.  
Interview date week commencing: 9th December
 2019
Start Date:
ASAP or date (subject to satisfactory employment checks)
 

Role Overview:

 

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 also 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 is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join a small home care team and develop existing skills and support this very special little girl throughout the night. This is a truly rewarding role.

 

Remuneration:

  • £16 - 18 per hour, depending on experience
  • 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 & Training by a Specialist Epilepsy Nurse Advisor),
  • Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
  • On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager or Specialist Nurse Advisor and HR department.
About You
It would be great to receive your application if you are an enthusiastic, motivated and dynamic experienced Senior Support Worker with a range of experience in working with and managing paediatric complex care and you have the following skills/behaviours:

 

Personal Specification
  • Experience with complex care and an aptitude and desire to work with young people with complex needs.

  • *Female due to personal care

  • Must be able to work with specialist equipment (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available and is designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.

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

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

  • Paediatric community experience, commitment and excellent organisational skills.

  • Experience of working with children who are fed via PEG feeding tube.

  • Experience with administering medication.

  • Confident and comfortable working in Natasha’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of her and her mother.

  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Natasha's needs

  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality

  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner

  • A team player who understands the importance of feedback to qualified members of the team

  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach

  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative

  • Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate

  • Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements

  • Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy

  • Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice

  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others

  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity

  • Non-smoker. This post operates in a non-smoking environment.

     

    Desirable

 
  • Experience of working waking nights.
  • Experience of and qualifications in caring for children/young people with severe disabilities.
  • Previous experience of hoisting and using specialist equipment with disabled children/ adults (client specific training provided).
  • Experience of writing risk assessments and care plans.
  • Experience of therapies, such as physiotherapy and/or multi-sensory programmes.
  • NVQ level 3 in Health and Social Care or equivalent or working towards a nursing qualification.
  • NMC registration (RSCN/RN ‘Child’ or RGN/RN ‘Adult’). and demonstration of post registration  experience. 

  • Evidence of Continuing professional Development.

  • Paediatric community experience, commitment and great organisational skills.

 

 

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.

 

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

We have Integrity.  We can betrusted to work in a professional, honest and transparent way.

We are Client Centred.  We putour 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 findsolutions and empower others.