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Support Worker - Part time

Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
£15.21 gross per hour, Weekends
About The Role
Location: Melksham, Wiltshire
Days & Hours:
4 hours to be worked flexibly on Saturdays
£15.21 gross per hour, Weekends
Driver required?
Essential (will need own car to get to work)
Driving Client’s Car?
Yes, our client’s manual car, must be 21+ for insurance purposes, however if you have your own car with business insurance and it would fit Harvey's wheelchair/walker in then a mileage would be paid for the use of.
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes?
Yes, On duty and to attend trainings

Essential Experience:
Knowledge of traumatic brain injury and severe disabilities would be advantageous
Experience of working with children with special needs (this is preferred but enthusiasm, patience and willingness to learn is desirable) and an interest in therapy programmes
1 dog
Interviews Week Commencing:
As and when applications are received
Start Date:
ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Harvey, aged 8 is a very energetic little boy who really enjoys swimming, horse riding and playing outside.  He lives with his mother, father and elder brother who are all very important to him and has wider family and friends who live close by and provide a high level of support.

Harvey has cerebral palsy and epilepsy as a result of meningitis from birth.  Your role will be to support Harvey to participate and enjoy a wide range of leisure activities within the community and at home.  Using your own initiative to ensure our client has suitable one-to-one support and to assist him with personal care and daily living activities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to take direction from The Case Manager and parents to develop existing skills and support this very special little boy. A truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.  

Pay and Benefits:
£15.21 per hour, Weekends
On-going training & support provided
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
Sick leave entitlement
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.
Experience with working with cerebral palsy and severe learning difficulties
Confident and comfortable working in Harvey’s own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Harvey'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
Water confident to assist with hydrotherapy/swimming
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
Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice
A full driving licence (endorsements to be disclosed)  
Comfortable to be around animals (our client has one dog and enjoys horse riding)

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 Case Management is the UK's leading independent nationwide Case Management company.

When a person’s 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.  We are CQC registered and compliant with their standards.

Our Case Managers work closely with our Clients, and we carry out all the recruitment processes on behalf of our Clients; and will support you, from your initial telephone interview right through to arranging employer interviews, trial shifts and placement.

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.