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Support Worker - Bank

Location:
Southampton
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£12.00 per hour
About The Role
Location: Hedge End area (Boorley Green), Southampton
Hours: Bank Hours available to cover shifts from 9.30am to 3.30pm (or hours within this window) from Monday - Friday
Driver required? Essential
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes? Yes, on duty to transport the client and her children and also to attend training.
Essential Experience: Experience of working with people with a brain injury
Desirable: Experience of carrying out therapy programmes
Interviews Week Commencing: As and when applications are received, in light of the government guidance these are likely to be held as telephone or video interviews
Start Date: ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Fleur is 28 years old and lives with her family in the Hedge End area. She is kind, with a good sense of humour and loves to interact with people. 
 
Fleur has an acquired brain injury, following a car accident in 2015, and has physical and cognitive difficulties as a result of this. Therapy regimes are being put in place to support her with this and to help develop her independence. She has two young children (age 5 months and 2 years) who are very important to her and the role will involve supporting both Fleur and her children. Fleur enjoys going out and about and doing the things she enjoys. She likes to be able to try new things and to have the flexibility to explore new social and leisure opportunities. Fleur needs support with structure and routine and help to stay on task, so she can achieve what she would like to, and reassurance if anything is worrying her.
 
The Bank Support Worker role will involve:

• Supporting Fleur in maximising her independence in activities of daily living, including managing paperwork, making calls, going out (including shopping) and attending appointments.
• Supporting Fleur with prompting, planning and organising.
• Supporting Fleur to look after her own two young children.
• Supporting Fleur with managing domestic tasks at home including cleaning and cooking, as requested by our client.

A truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion, bringing lots of enthusiasm to the role. This is wonderful opportunity where you can make a real difference to Fleur's life by maximising her opportunities and promoting her independence wherever possible.

Pay and Benefits:
£12.00 per hour
On-going training & support provided
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

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

  • Experience of working with people with a brain injury
  • Experience/understanding of mental health issues
  • Confident and comfortable working in Fleur's own home and sensitive to her needs and wishes
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Fleur's needs
  • 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
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach
  • Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate
  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative
  • Flexible i.e. with start and finish times according to the needs of Fleur  
  • Able to work flexible hours.
  • Willing to travel
  • Water confident
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) and able to use own car for work purposes, including transporting Fleur and her children.

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.