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Buddy/Support Worker (*Male)

Location:
Wokingham
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£14.00 per hour weekdays and £15.00 weekends and bank holidays
About The Role

Location: Winnersh, Wokingham

Days & Hours: 30 hours per week to be worked flexibly over 5 days a week from Monday - Friday during the day and on alternate Saturday mornings so our client can watch his children play sport. The number of Saturdays you are required to work per month can be negotiated at interview.

Pay: £14.00 per hour weekdays, £15.00 per hour weekends and bank holidays

Driver required? Essential, will be using the family car
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, on duty and to attend training. 

Essential Experience:  Experience/understanding of working with adults, however full training can be provided.

Desirable: Experience of working with stroke victims (This is preferred but enthusiasm, patience and willingness to learn is essential).

Pets:  The family have 1 dog

Interview Date:  As and when applications are received 

Start Date: ASAP or date (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Raymond is a 45, and lives with his family who are very important to him and he enjoys family outings and spending time with his children, especially watching his son play football and going swimming with his daughter.  Raymond loves to cycle and play golf as these activities make him relaxed.

Raymond has a very kind nature and enjoys being outdoors, riding his recumbent bike.  He is a good cook and very good company to be around.  He likes to be notified of any changes of plans or appointments in a timely manner.  He is not always aware of his fatigue and requires support to monitor this.

 

Raymond was in a car accident and suffered a stroke, prior to this he led a very active life and is now looking for a Buddy/Support Worker to assist him in engaging and participating in leisure activities and to provide him with support to carry out his therapy programmes (including his exercise programme).  We require you to help with his everyday living skills and attend appointments, take him out on trips and assist with personal care needs if required by him.

 

Pay and Benefits:

£14.00 per hour Weekdays and £15.00 per hour weekends and Bank Holidays

On-going training & support provided

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

It would be great to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours:

Essential

*Male – personal care required.
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.
• Confident about working in client’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of the wife and family.
• Flexible and able to use own initiative.
• Patient and tolerant.
• Proactive, encouraging approach.
• Responsible attitude with a good sense of humour.
• Cheerful, caring and positive attitude.
• Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.
• The ability to learn new skills in accordance with the client’s programme.
• Flexible - to help with the children in the family and general running of the household as and when the need arises.
• Confident with using I.T
• Water confident.
• Basic understanding of the principles of rehabilitation.
• Proactive approach to developing an appropriate range of activities.
• Willing to participate in a variety of outdoor activities.
• Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect our client and their family's need for privacy.
• Aptitude and desire to work with clients with complex needs.
• Flexible with start and finish times according to the needs of our client.
• Ability to work additional hours as required.
• Able to work flexible hours, sometimes at short notice.
• Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
• Ensure consistency of approach.
• Willing to travel.
• Willing to work with animals - comfortable to be around dogs.
• Full driving license and able to drive the client’s vehicle, endorsements to be disclosed.
• Non-smoker - this post operates a non-smoking environment.

Desirable
• Shares similar interests with client, such as golf, gym and bike riding.
• NVQ level 3 or equivalent.
• Experience of carrying out therapy programmes.
• Previous experience of using specialist equipment with disabled people
• Basic knowledge of therapies, such as hydrotherapy
• Knowledge and experience of traumatic brain injury would be advantageous.
• Own car – desirable

* The Employer claims exemption under the Equality Act 2010

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.

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 be trusted 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.