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Case Management &
Rehabilitation Solutions

Support Worker - Part time

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
£14.00 per hour Monday to Sunday
About The Role

Location: Ashford, Kent

Days & Hours:
5 hours on a Saturday with additional hours in the school holidays and to cover absences
£14.00 per hour Monday to Sunday. 
Driver required?
Essential but non drivers could be considered.
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes?
Yes, on duty and to attend training.  Must have business insurance.
Essential Experience: 
Experience/understanding of needs related to autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, speech and language delay and hearing difficulties.
Experience of working with children with special needs (This is preferred but enthusiasm, patience and willingness to learn is essential).
1 dog 
Start Date:
ASAP or date (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

We are seeking a patient, caring and alert carer to support our client, a lovely 13 year old boy who has complex needs.  He is independently mobile with Autism, learning difficulties, ADHD speech and language delay.  He lives in his family home in Ashford with his parents and their dog. 

Your role will be to support our client to access and participate in educational, therapeutic and leisure activities, both inside and outside of the home.  You will be required to accompany him during activities and support him to participate to his optimum.  This may require you to provide physical assistance, verbal prompting and use strategies to manage behaviour.
He enjoys trips out in the car, trains, swimming, music and computer games. He likes for adults to interact with him and include him in activities.  This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to join his current home care team.  You will develop existing skills and apply specific skills to enable you to support him.  There is the opportunity of increased hours during the school holidays and when cover is required for other carers.

Pay and Benefits:
£14.00 per hour Monday to Sunday
On-going training & support provided
Free DBS check.

In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:
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

We would like to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours:

  • Experience/understanding and desire to learn in relation to; autism, learning difficulties, ADHD, speech and language delay, hearing difficulties and behavioural challenges.
  • Confident and comfortable working in our client's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
  •  Comfortable taking children out independently
  • Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting his needs
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of working collaboratively with others and will feed back to the parents and the case manager if there are any issues.
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Manages stress well
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting dignity and diversity
  • Good organisational skills
  • Can adhere to high standards of quality and care. 
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging style.   
  • Aptitude and desire to work with children with additional needs.
  • Able to work flexible hours, sometimes at short notice.
  • Patient, tolerant and enthusiastic with a cheerful, caring and positive attitude.
  • Responsible attitude with a good sense of humour.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.
  • Basic understanding of the principles of supporting a child with additional needs.
  • Proactively willing to engage in a developmentally appropriate range of activities.
  • Willing and physically able to participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities.
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills and confident using I.T.
  • Willing to travel.
  • Willing to work with a dog present in the family home.
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) 
  • Use of own car for work purposes

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.