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Support Workers - Waking Nights - Part-time and Bank

Location:
Poole
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
£13.50 per hour Week nights and £14.50 per hour Weekend nights
About The Role

Location: Broadstone, Poole
Days & Hours: 
Permanent Role: 10.00pm - 8.00am every Saturday night.  Bank Role10.00pm – 8.00am to cover absences of other staff members
Pay:
Weekdays £13.50 per hour Week nights and £14.50 per hour Weekend nights 
Driver required?
Essential (will need own car to get to work)
Driving Clients Car?
Yes, our clients Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), automatic
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes?
Yes, On duty and to attend trainings
Essential Experience:
Complex medical needs and supporting a child through waking nights, please state in your application what complex care experience you have.
Desirable:
Experience working with children with visual impairment and epilepsy
Pets: 
1 cat
Accommodation (while on duty):
Family home which will be extended to afford the client his own accommodation with separate carer's entrance and carer's own kitchen facilities

Interviews Week Commencing:
As and when applications are received
Start Date:
ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)

Lucas, aged 7, is a fun-loving young boy, who is able to communicate his needs despite his visual impairment and being non-verbal.

Lucas lives at home with his parents and older sister, with extended family living very nearby who all have an input to his care requirements.  Lucas has Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, moderate to severe learning disabilities and is registered blind.  

You will be joining a small care team where you will be taking direction from the family and Case Manager to ensure Lucas receives all the care he needs.  To include supporting Lucas throughout the night and getting him ready for school in the morning, along with assisting him onto the school bus.  You will be required to monitor him and settle him during the night, administer medication and provide all aspects of personal care. 

This job will suit someone who is calm but very proactive and able to bring lots of enthusiasm to the role.

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family where you can give Lucas' parents peace of mind whilst they sleep. It will be a truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and who has an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.  

Pay and Benefits:
£13.50 per hour Week nights and £14.50 per hour Weekend nights
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:
Induction,
Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate),
Regular clinical supervision/review meetings,
On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department

Safeguarding

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, Epilepsy and learning difficulties
Confident and comfortable working in Lucas' own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
Can demonstrate commitment and passion for meeting Lucas' 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 water activities
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)  

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.