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Support Worker - Part time and Bank

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
£9.17 - £12.18 per hour, dependent on experience.
About The Role

Location: Skellingthorpe, Lincoln
Days & Hours: 
22.5 hours per week available from Monday - Sunday in accordance with the rota - typical shifts include 7.15am-8.45am - morning shifts, 3.45pm – 8.45pm - evening shifts and 4pm – 8am - evening and night shifts (sleeping or waking nights). Bank hours are also available to cover ad hoc shifts (as listed previously) as and when needed for Jack’s 24 hour care to cover staff sickness and annual leave
£9.17 per hour - £12.18 per hour, dependent on experience.  Sleeping nights will be paid at £NLW Mon - Thurs and £NLW +£1 for Fri - Sun
Driver required?
Yes desirable, Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle, but client is having delivery of a caravan 
Essential Experience:
Working with young adults with complex needs and PEG feeding
Desirable Experience: 
Working with young adults with trauma and an interest in therapy

Family Pets: 2 cats
Accommodation (while on duty):
Fully adapted family home
As and when applications are received
Start Date:
ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Jack is a lovely young man born in 2002. Jack's family, friends and support team are very important to him and he likes to undertake an array of activities with them such as; gardening, shopping, swimming, going to the cinema, listening to music and playing ball. He has an interest in caravans and enjoys watching videos of them on YouTube. He has had one adapted for him and he’s become a real expert on them! 

Jack is very interested in model making, sometimes using K’Nex and loves dogs and cats.  He likes his outings to the seaside or country parks with his Mum and Grandpa.  Jack is a very patient young man, who likes to help and will persevere with a task until completion.  He has a very good memory, can tell a good story and always wakes up in a good mood, with a wicked sense of humour!

Jack has cerebral palsy as a result of a brain injury at birth, affecting his whole body and causing him to have communication difficulties. He requires full support with all aspects of daily living.  Jack loves his food along with eating and drinking - he does use a PEG for milkshakes, extra water and medication.  He likes to feel confident and secure whilst being hoisted. He uses his head switches to drive his wheelchair, but it can also be driven from behind him.

Jack requires assistance and guidance with daily living and the primary purpose of these roles are to meet all aspects of care and support required.  The Support Worker will be expected to implement support as advised by Jack’s team of therapists and record information relating to care and attention given.  


This is wonderful opportunity for a fun, animal lover, with a strong sense of humour to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Jack’s life by maximising his opportunities and promoting his independence wherever possible.A truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and has an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.


Pay and Benefits:
£9.17 - £12.18 per hour, dependent on experience
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


ILS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our Clients within the activities we undertake, and ILS expects all our Clients’ employees and workers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or workers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  This position will require:

  • Proof of eligibility to work in the UK;
  • Satisfactory references, including your last employer;
  • An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.
About You

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

  • 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.
  • Experienced in working in a supporting role, preferably with young people, or keen to develop a career in this work.
  • Confident about working in Jack’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of his family.
  • Able to gain the trust of Jack and his family, and to build good working relationships.
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of the importance of maintaining confidentiality and to respect our client and their family's need for privacy.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude to work.
  • Open to being flexible with ensuring service continuity during school holidays and accompanying the family on days out.
  • Keen to see Jack develop with their path in life and assist with parts of this. Able to work under own initiative and to follow instructions/programmes from parents, colleagues and therapists.
  • A team player.
  • Good sense of humour.
  • Reliable, trustworthy and a good communicator.
  • Cheerful and caring with a positive attitude, as well as patient and tolerant.
  • Interested in people and committed to supporting others.
  • Happy to learn new things in accordance with the Jack's programme.
  • Basic understanding of the principles of rehabilitation.
  • Proactive and innovative with regards to planning and carrying out activities.
  • Willing to participate in a variety of outdoor activities
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Ensure constituency of approach.
  • Full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed) and able to drive Jack's adapted vehicle.
  • Water confident.
  • Basic I.T. skills and aptitude to work with communication aids. (Training will be given as required.)
  • Willing to travel.

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

The 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.